Dartboard cabinets can range anywhere from about $25 to $300+. If you're just getting started with darts, or just want something in your house as a hobby, you may want something on the cheaper side of things.
...and it makes sense right? If you're using it only occasionally or are just getting started, you don't want to drop hundreds of dollars on something when you don't even know how long you'll be playing.
Other people play it when they're out at the bar with friends, but just want something at home to practice their basic skills with. They aren't looking for anything fancy. Then this is also a good option.
Dartboard cabinets will usually come with the cabinet, a set of darts, and a basic board and score keeping system. For under $50 it's a great way to get started.
So, here is the list of the best inexpensive dartboard cabinets combinations.
Inexpensive Dartboard Cabinet Sets
If you're on a budget, these 3 dart cabinet combinations are the best options.
You already know that if you are on the cheap end, you'll lose some quality and aesthetics in order to benefit on price. It's hard to beat though, because you can be up and running for a game of darts for under $50!
The key is to compare quality and price. You are aiming for something that is of OK quality but below average price. Of course, in the higher end cabinets, you will always get a good level of quality, but here you need to be more discerning.
Trademark Gameroom Dartboard Cabinet Set
In this review, we'll first look at the Trademark Gameroom Dartboard Cabinet Set.
It's one of the lowest priced options out there, coming in at around $27. But, a lot of customers complain about the quality of the construction be sub-par.
But, what can you expect at this price point? Most dartboards alone cost that much or more, but you are getting a cabinet, chalk, etc with this.
There is a really nice symmetric wood grain appearance as well, which is attractive.
- Comes with everything you need to get started
- Don't expect it to last very long
Get this if you are really unsure if you even like darts, or are on a serious budget. The idea being you can grab something a bit higher quality down the road when you know what you want and have some more money to spend.
Kings Head Darkwood Dartboard Cabinet Set
We'll next do a quick review of the Kings Head dartboard cabinet set.
This one is a bit more moderately priced at around $47. Part of what you're paying for is the Kings Head design on the front. Also, the cabinet is actually well build and sturdy.
Customers tend to complain about the actual dartboard itself, complaining that it is very low quality and not a 'self-healing' board as advertised.
So, you're getting a higher quality cabinet than the previous option, but a lower quality board.
- Quality construction
- Reasonable price for what you're actually getting
- Expect to buy a new board relatively quickly
This is a solid entry-level dartboard cabinet purchase. You can't get all of the cool features at this price point, but you are getting a solid wall cabinet and a dartboard that should last you quite a while (though you will have to replace it sooner rather than later).
DMI Sports Recreational Dartboard Cabinet Set
The DMI Sports Recreational Dartboard Cabinet set is the overall best looking cabinet in this price category.
The interior looks the best, the score board is the most robust, and the beveled edges on the outside of the cabinets look sharp.
The quality of the cabinet itself is probably worth the price, and you're getting a decent dart board as well.
The faux wood is attractive and the hinges are actually a decent quality compared to some other options at this price point.
- Reasonable price compared to quality
- Dimensions are very tight and higher quality boards most likely won't fit in it. You'll need a new cabinet if you upgrade the board.
This is probably an OK dartboard cabinet if you were going to give it as a gift to a non-enthusiast. If you are planning to have it for yourself, the tight dimensions are a huge drawback if you ever want to get more serious about darts and buy a better dartboard.