Darts is a very popular sport, most people don't realize how popular. With the advent of electronic darts, the popularity soared. All the places that were afraid to have people throwing pointed objects around while drinking now had an option. All around the world, in every walk of life, you'll find dart players. If you don't believe me, just check out Dartoid's travels, you won't believe some of the places he's played darts! I, myself, have played all around the U.S. and even in Seoul, Korea, Puerto Rico and Canada.
There are many reasons that darts is so popular and if you're considering taking up the game please consider the following dart advantage:
Dart Advantage-1. Darting is Cheap
Playing at a bar is FREE. Unless it's an electronic setup, in which case, it costs no more than the price of a pool game.
Dart Advantage-2. You can Have a Setup at Home
Compared to other "bar sports" it's NOTHING to setup a dart board at home. A typical board costs an average of $30-$60 and a good set of darts is $20-$30 and you can score on a piece of paper and use a piece of masking tape for a throw line. Know anywhere you can get a pool table, foosball, air hockey or shuffleboard setup that cheap? It also doesn't take up any room, you can even use the space for other things when not playing darts.
Dart Advantage-3. Anyone Can Play
Unlike most sports, anybody, any size, any age, any weight, with almost any handicap can play darts, and be GOOD at it. I've seen people throw darts from a weelchair, on crutches and with a head brace (a huge ugly metal thing because he had a broken neck)! I've seen people from 8 to 80 play and play well at that. All it takes is practice.
Dart Advantage-4.Any Number of People can Play
There are games that may be played by any number of people, from 1 to 100. The only difference it makes is how long the games are going to take. Personally, I don't recommend more than 10 people on one dart board, but you could if you wanted to.
Dart Advantage-5. It Has Some Real Benefits
Darts develops hand/eye coordination, patience, motor-control, sportsmanship and is extremely relaxing.