1. Darts are Easy to Start and Hard to Master
The basics of darts are pretty easy: throw the dart at the board.
Nearly anyone can get a basic handle on the game from the very beginning, which makes it accessible to the masses – and helps make it a popular activity at bars and pubs around the world.
Once players get a little more serious, however, they’ll quickly realize how much nuance and skill is involved. Professional players put in hours of practice every day, and subtle variations in technique, equipment, and play style make for an ongoing exploration that’s both fun and challenging.
2. Darts are Inexpensive
For people looking to get into the game, a basic dartboard and set of darts is an inexpensive investment that provides hours and hours of fun (and maybe some friendly competition). As you progress, you can begin to explore upgraded dart flights, tips, types of boards, and so on… But you can do so at your own pace and without breaking the bank.
Professional level equipment goes up in price to a degree, but still isn’t wildly expensive like other sports, and you can expand your options one piece at a time as your skill increases and your knowledge expands.
3. Darts Deliver Social Connection
Part of what keeps people involved in darts is the social aspect. It’s a competitive sport to many, but to millions more, it’s a pastime enjoyed in bars, clubhouses, garages, “man caves,” and so on – places associated with friends, bonding, and laughter!
From this angle, darts is less about the game itself, and more about spending time playing it with people you care about. Throwing darts is a great centerpiece for a conversation, a great way to get to know new colleagues, and even a way to meet people!
4. The Media Loves Darts
Not only do major sports networks cover professional darts tournaments, the advent of social media and dedicated websites mean that fans and enthusiasts can keep up with their favorite players all on their own!
This helps generate excitement about playing darts, and provides people with a window into the lives of their favorite players. It’s also a chance for people to learn tips and tricks from professionals, which makes them even more excited about becoming better darts players themselves
5. Darts are Compact Fun!
A huge part of what makes darts so popular in homes and public spaces comes down to size. A dart board doesn’t take up much space, and the darts themselves can be easily tucked away when they’re not in use.
Combined with relatively low entry price and ease of getting started, darts are a great way to add an activity to a bar, game room, or even an outdoor patio without taking up too much room or getting in the way of other activities.
Start with Some Great Darts at Emerald
Playing darts can be a casual game among friends and family, or a competitive sport full of meticulous skill and detail. Whether you’re just getting started, or a seasoned player looking for new equipment, Emerald Spas & Billiards has a wide selection of darts for players at every level.
Come visit our showroom full of darts in Grand Rapids to see for yourself!