If you like playing darts, deciding to purchase a dart set up to play at home is only a logical outcome. However, many people will find out that mounting their bristle dartboard to the wall simply does not work for them.
Other players, like those who love to play darts outdoors or are always on the go, will also find that traditional hanging dartboard setups are very limiting.
If that is you, you will be delighted to find out that dartboard stands are readily available for purchase. However, choosing from among the plethora of options can be an overwhelming task, so we have prepared a helpful review of some of the most popular standing dartboard setups money can buy.
So let’s get started!
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Quick Comparison Of Our Favorite Dartboard Stands
The Best Dartboard Stands
Unicorn Dartmate Tri-Stand Portable Dartboard Stand
We are going to start our list today with the very popular Dartmate Tri-Stand portable dartboard stand from Unicorn.
Unicorn is a big deal name in the world of darts. One of the world’s premier professional-grade dart manufacturers, Unicorn offers high-quality and affordable prices. When you are looking for quality product accessories, you would be hard-pressed to find a more reliable brand.
This freestanding tripod-style standing dartboard setup is a solid option for those looking for a balanced product.
The stand feels sturdy in hand and on the ground when properly set up. While not the most feature-rich product on the market, this Unicor tri-stand offers enough to justify its asking price. This is a durable, reliable product that will permit you to enjoy a standing dartboard almost anywhere you can think of.
When it comes to the user experience, the product is very easy to set up. It is also very lightweight, which makes moving around and adjusting your setup on the fly a relatively convenient process.
Overall, we like this product.
WLDOCA Portable Dartboard Tripod Stand
This second entry on our list comes from a lesser-known brand than our entry above. However, it offers a very similar experience and feature set, at a similar price point as well.
Here we find a standard dart board tripod assembly that measures a little over 52 inches in height when folded down, and just under 79 inches when fully extended. The sturdy tripod legs angle out and measure just over 47 inches wide.
This is a rugged, heavy-duty but light telescopic frame that can be fully mounted, assembled, and secured within 1 minute. The two-node design provides users with full customizability and adjustability.
The brackets can support an impressive 7.7 pounds thanks in part to its sturdy construction and 35mm steel rods.
Darts Master Black Dartboard Stand
Here we find a very cool product from the folks at Darts Master. This dartboard stand offers a pretty attractive package with this mobile tripod-style dart board stand that allows you to easily set up a game of darts just about anywhere you can imagine.
Like every other dartboard stand on this list, by going with Darts Master’ standing dartboard set up you can forget ever having to deal with the annoyance of mounting a traditional dartboard on a wall.
This is a very firm stand, and it is highly adjustable so even if you don’t have the most level ground on which to play, you can manage to secure it in place with little fuss.
This dartboard tripod stand is fully height-adjustable and very sturdy. The universal head allows it to easily be used as a TV or speaker stand. Fully extended, the stand reaches around 77 inches tall. However, when it’s time to put it away, it shrinks down to a compact packet measuring 40 by 6 inches.
The stand weighs in at 7 lbs, which is very respectable if you ask me.
While this dart board stand boasts about being a “professional” dartboard stand, it is not that much different from the two previous entries on this list. The primary difference here will be the amount of weight it can hold, and the price.
If you are looking for a good stand to set up a standing dartboard game, you won’t go wrong by choosing Darts Master’ product. However, if the stand is going to be dedicated to your dartboard, you can get very similar products with very similar feature sets for a lower price.
North Gear Dartboard Tripod Portable Dartboard Mount Stand
Now that we have brought price into the equation, it’s probably a good idea to present you with a budget-conscious option.
Here is another tripod-style portable dartboard mount that will let you take your darts anywhere, only this time it is manufactured by North Gear, a budget-friendly, value-first company.
The stand is telescopic and fully adjustable. The bracket swivels a full 360 degrees for even more control and, if you truly wanna shake things up, it has an ample range of tilt, up to 12 degrees.
When folded down, it measures 38 inches long by 7 inches in diameter, and it fits snugly into an included carry bag (we told you that North Gear was all about value). The whole package weighs around 10 lbs, so it is a little heavier than some of the other options on our list, but it does support up to 55 lbs, which is a plus.
We can’t fault this product, especially considering its price. The construction is very solid, and the powder-coated aluminum finish means that you will get plenty of use out of this dartboard stand. It doesn’t wobble when fully extended, which is one of the most important requirements for a portable standing dart setup.
Unicorn Pro Dartmate 2 Portable Dartboard Stand and Oche
If we liked the previous stand on the list, we ABSOLUTELY love this next entry. We would marry it if we could. The Unicorn Pro Dartmate 2 is the ultimate portable dartboard stand and oche.
I’m going to keep it short because I could easily wax poetic and write a book about this standing dart setup. Unicorn have thoughtfully positioned themselves as the leader in the portable dart market with this product.
Unlike the products above, this stand is not of the telescopic tripod variety. In fact, that is what makes it stand out in our book. It is a very easy to assemble (thanks to the quick push-pin mechanism) fully kitted out, tournament-ready stand.
This bad boy includes a tournament-style mat with a raised oche and toe line, with a scoreboard, chalk, and wiper! Unicorn thought of everything.
Don’t be fooled, this product is fully portable. While not as small as a tripod, it can be taken apart for easy transport in a matter of seconds.
While the package is a bit heavier than some of the other options on this board, and it is a bit on the pricey side, if you are looking for the ultimate standing dart setup, this is it! If you get this dart board stand, you won’t need to bring anything else to get a game going.
Some Less Portable Dartboard Stands
We know that not all of you like the idea of playing darts on the go. Perhaps you have to move stuff in your home around a lot, or maybe you are not able to drill into the walls. So below you will find two options for those looking to set up a dartboard with a nicer more “permanent” feel
These two dart board stands are actually fully functional cabinets that house some great electronic dartboards for use with soft-tip darts.
Arachnid Cricket Pro 650 with Wooden Dartboard Stand
The first option comes from Arachnid Electronics and features a roster of 8-player cricket with more than 20 pre-programmed games and hundreds of options for a fully customizable experience. The included, 15.5-inch regulation dartboard, boasts a cool voice prompt that makes games flow and impresses guests.
The cabinet itself features a full wood finish with gold detail that is easy on the eye. Tons of storage below the board offers enough space to keep all your darts supplies and more.
Arachnid even includes 6 soft-tip darts, extra trips, an AC adapter for powering the board, and all of the hardware needed for assembly.
Centerpoint Solid Wood Dartboard Stand
The second standing dartboard cabinet comes from the folks at the Hathaway. The cherry-finished cabinet looks a little more traditional.
The wooden dartboard stand is very sturdy and comes with two ample storage shelves equipped with integrated holders to keep all of your accessories safely tucked away when you aren’t playing.
Because it is slightly slimmer it does not have quite the same amount of storage as the Arachnid, but it is still more than adequate.
The regulation size soft-tip electronic dartboard features 29 pre-programmed games with over 90 variations to provide you and your loved ones hours upon hours of fun. The board also features a voice and sound system that makes playing on this bad boy to the next level.