Arachnid Cricket Pro 800 Review

Arachnid is one of the best known names in the industry. Having started making electronic dartboards back in 1975, they have over 40 years of experience and name recognition.

So, with this company, you know you're getting something good quality.

The Cricket Pro 800 electronic dart board is high quality, durable, and regulation sized. So, it's great for enthusiasts and pros who are looking for something to have tournaments with, either at home or when out. and perfect for tournaments. I

It's also great for beginners because the quality reduces bounce outs and reduces the learning curve.

Arachnid Cricket Pro 800 Video Review

Specifications For The Arachnid Cricket Pro 800 

We'll dive into all the specifications in this section. Let's first compare it to the other models of the Arachnid Cricket Pro.

Arachnid Cricket Pro 900

Cricket Pro 900 by Arachnid- Talking Electronic Dartboard, 15.5' Target Area, Up to 8 Player Score Display, Solo Play, MPR and PPD Scoring, 8 New Games, Includes Soft Tip Darts and Extra Tips

Dimensions

21" x 2" x 29"

Weight

11.73 lbs

Target Area

15.5"

Games & Variations

48 & 354

Arachnid Cricket Pro 800

Cricket Pro 900 by Arachnid- Talking Electronic Dartboard, 15.5' Target Area, Up to 8 Player Score Display, Solo Play, MPR and PPD Scoring, 8 New Games, Includes Soft Tip Darts and Extra Tips

Dimensions

30" x 22" x 3"

Weight

10 lbs

Target Area

15.5"

Games & Variations

40 & 179

Arachnid Cricket Pro 750

Arachnid Cricket Pro 800 Electronic Dartboard with NylonTough Segments for Improved Durability and Playability and Micro-thin Segment Dividers for ReducedBounce-outs

Dimensions

29" x 21" x 2" 

Weight

8 lbs

Target Area

15.5"

Games & Variations

36 & 175

Dimensions & Weight

The Arachnid Cricket Pro 800 has approximate dimensions of 30x22x3 inches which is decent sized for electronic dart boards. It's a bit bulkier than both the Arachnid 750 and 900 - it has more features than the 750 (so it's bulkier) but it isn't as well built as the Cricket Pro 900.

It's weight is at about 10lbs, which you'll notice comes in between the Cricket pro 750 and 900.

Target Area

This electronic dartboard has a regulation size 15.5" target area, so it's perfect for tournaments or to practice on the same size board that you'll be playing on in a tournament or in competition.

Games and Variations

You'll notice this is the biggest difference between the 3 models. The 750 has the fewest and the 900 has the most.

The Arachnid Cricket Pro 800 has a solid showing with 40 games and 179 variations for all skill levels.

There are also 7 cricket games to satisfy everyone. Here's the full list of games the Arachnid 800 comes with.

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    901
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    301 League
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    Ace
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    Count Up
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    Round The Click
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    Shootout
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    Horse
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    Bermuda Triangle
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    Bowling
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    Baseball
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  • Quick Cricket
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    Cut Throat Cricket
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    Scram Cricket
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    Double Only Cricket
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    Low Ball Cricket
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    Wild Card Cricket
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    Double Down
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    High Score
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    Shanghai
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    Golf
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    Shove a Penny
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    Football
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    Over

There's even a solo feature that lets you play against the board.

Heckler Feature

The Cricket Pro 800 electronic dartboard has a 3-level heckler feature.

You might like this feature (this reviewer does not). But, it could be entertaining when there are a lot of friends and copious amounts of alcohol involved.

It comes in 3 levels from mild to unforgiving. it works by harassing players for bad throws and praising impressive scores. The Heckler option is thankfully optional and can be turned on or off during the game.

Dividers and Bounce Outs

Soft tip / electronic dartboards are notorious for bounceouts. They just can't work as well as a traditional board. So, having a good board that reduces bounce outs is key.

The Arachnid Pro 800 uses square hole technology. Because the round dart has to push and spread the square hole, it creates more friction and allows the dart to be caught and held better.

It also has micro segments which increases the overall area and reduces total bounce outs.

Dart Averaging

The Cricket Pro 800 helps you get better at darts by calculating the average point per dart (PPD) at the end of each round.

So, you can improve your overall scoring and strategy as you play.

This feature requires absolutely no calculations by you, so you can just focus on playing.

Handicapping

If you are a lot better than your friends and have a hard time getting people to play, the handicapping feature is for you.

By setting the handicap, it can balance the game out and make it a bit more enjoyable for everyone. They have a shot at winning and improving their game while you have someone to play darts with.

Reasons to Get The Arachnid Cricket Pro 800 Electronic Dartboard

  • Micro thin segment dividers to reduce bounce outs
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    Comes with a starter pack of darts, tips, etc
  • Heckler feature (if you like that sort of thing)
  • Up to 8 players with 4 player at a time display.
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    Display is LED (so it lasts a really long time)
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    Calculates the average points per dart
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    Nylon tough segments that are quieter and outlast other boards.
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    Unique square holes that catch and hold in darts better

Reasons to Not Get The Arachnid Cricket Pro 800 Electronic Dartboard

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    A few less game options and variations than some competition

Overall Thoughts

Overall, this is an excellent electronic dart board for both serious and occasional players. It has all the great features you'd want in your mid to higher ranged electronic dartboard.

It reduces bounce outs, has a ton of games, is well built, and is from a top brand.

Arachnid Cricket Pro 800 Review
  • Quality
  • Bounce Outs
  • Game Options
  • Price (for quality)
4.8

Summary

An overall amazing dartboard – you really can’t go wrong by buying this one. It is loaded with features, has top-notch quality, and is priced competitively with other quality boards.

Check it out here.


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