Doinkit Darts Magnetic Dart Board
Magnetic darts, very safe
Realistic darts board design
Darts will not damage walls
Safe for children
Improves coordination in children
Great for team playing
Be sure you hang up the board securely
How it works
Darts are a way of life in the British social scene and nearly as popular as football, now in most countries there will be dartboards and people in dart teams competing against each other. Real highly darts are made with feather shafts and high-quality sharp steel tips. Countries are linked via competitive electronic darts clubs through which you can compete against a player on the other side of the planet.
If you start playing darts when you are young you will develop very good dexterity and throwing skills with a good eye for judging distances very accurately However, young people playing darts would be a recipe for injuries, because darts are dangerous when in unskilled hands and cause a lot of different serious injuries.
Doinkit has come up with a safe option through which children can develop their dart throwing skills without the risk of accidents caused by sharp heavy darts. Instead, children can practice using light darts made from neodymium which is a variation on other types of magnets and the makers claim they stick more securely to magnetic friendly surfaces, to double up the sticking power the dartboard is also magnetic. The dartboard is light as would be expected for a children’s product and fitted with a plastic hanger so that the board can be hung on a wall in any room in the home. Six darts come with the board so this means up to six players can have fun together playing darts.
This product offers children some good regular darts fun while they hone up their accuracy for throwing and competitive skills. This is a home based game in which all the family can join in, children, Dad, Mom and even Grandma and Grandpa.
Six darts are supplied with it and these are made from a very durable type of plastic which has exceptional high wear and tear resistance. If these darts are twisted or bent they the plastics used in making the dart ensure it reverts back to the correct shape. These do not look like a traditional design for a dart and the makers state this shape is aerodynamic and will fly in much the same way as a traditional dart. These darts are slightly lighter than standard darts but at a weight which is comfortable for children at 6.23 grams.
The tips of the darts are not sharp and are rounded off with Neodymium magnets which is a type of rare earth with good magnetic qualities, these magnetic tips are securely fitted to avoid children being able to remove them. The design of the darts distributes the weight appropriately along the shaft of the dart to aid accurate flight when thrown at the board. The construction of the dartboard appears light-weight because it does not need a dense construction to absorb the impact of sharp metal darts which require a thick heavy dense made board. This light-weight board can appear flimsy if looked at in comparison to a traditional dart board though it should be kept in mind the board has different functions and properties because it is designed to allow magnetic darts to stick to it. Because it is light it can easily be hung or hooked up on a wall or other flat surface. Attention should be given to ensure that the board is securely hung as this board is not designed to be durable for being dropped. If it is dropped it might damage the construction though the makers do say it is easy to repair. Avoid laying or placing the board anywhere where a child might stand or step on it because this type of treatment will damage the board.
Ease of Use and Functions
Setting up the board is very important and it is advised to hang the board securely as some buyers have mentioned if the board is not securely mounted it can drop off the wall and this poses a risk of damage to the structure of the darts board. Feedback suggests the shape of the darts can cause some obstruction, for example if you hit a bulls-eye, it is not easy to throw and place another dart in the bulls eye due to the design of these darts. It will take awhile to develop the skill for judging the darts weight and the distance while factoring in that the darts does not penetrate the board surface, it stick magnetically to the dart board. It can be suggested that less force or energy is required and more distance, speed and angle to consider when throwing accurately. This does mean that children are practicing and developing a lot of natural skills, such as judging distance by eye and figuring how to best throw the dart for accuracy.
This is a game which has six darts which means six people can compete in a game against each other, or three teams of two or perhaps two teams of three. Team work is an important skill for children to acquire. The game of darts requires people to add up numbers so there is an elements of developing and understanding mathematics.
As darts is classed as a sport it means that the social aspect of it can be competitive, there will be winners and losers in the game. Feedback reviews from parents have mentioned that this is a game which can involve all the family and it a lot of fun when played in appropriate context and through the actual rules required in a game of darts. This game promotes the concept of team work and achieving aims-scores which require adding or subtracting numbers which you get through your dart hitting a particular area of the board to score numbers in your favor. The highest number a player can score it to hit the bulls eye and when a family, or children and friends are playing they all hope to hit the bulls-eye. Players can for example score 5 by hitting a segment of the board but in that segment there is the chance of hitting a narrow band which will give a double or triple score. When starting off a game it is understandable that competitive players are eagerly trying to score a triple 20 so that they can get ahead of other competing players.
Recommend that for keeping scores for players that there is a notepad and pen nearby by so that each player can record their score. This game requires developing a very good eye for judging distance and the weight that will be thrown for accuracy and this game also helps develop quick math addition and subtraction skills.
The social factor for a game of darts is very enjoyable and requires people to think, plan, coordinate hand, arm and eye skills and play together and they all share the same aim which is to be a winner.
Darts is at a level of entertainment in which it is very entertaining to watch players competing against each other and fine tuning their accuracy skills. It does not take much time to pick up the required skills to play the game though constant enjoyable playing will push those skills higher so it is not unusual to play against a person who might seem like a novice but they quickly become very good at darts.
This game has brought together all types of people from various backgrounds to compete against each other and is so entertaining to watch that dart games regularly feature on TV and there is a large loyal following of darts fans. To bring this game and concept into a family home is sure to give entertainment every time it is played and the beauty of this darts set is that because it is a home game set it is constructed to be player friendly for children, teenagers and adults.
The designers have taken the concept of darts and added in versatility for the materials used to construct a board and darts in order to achieve safety for children. This means they have enables darts to be played safely in the home and these versatile darts will not create holes in a wall when a throw at the dart board misses and hits the wall.
Most importantly, the versatility of the design means children can learn to safely play darts without risking harm to themselves or other people.
Not for children under six years of age because the magnets though securely fitted to a dart they are small and if a very young child found a way to remove the magnet, they are small enough to present a chocking danger.
The design of the board stays very true to the actual design of a dart board and the design differences start to show when you look at the darts, no sharp points, no metals and feathers, though the dart design is very different it still throws-true along the same aerodynamic standards required for a real dart.
This darts kit is made from alternative materials and not constructed with the solidity and weight of materials which are needed for a real darts set. Some buyers have suggested the product could be offered at a lower price when factoring in the types of materials used in making this product. The cost of this set reflects the alternative design and materials used and the level of entertainment which the toy will give to children.
Darts is so entertaining that it can have a slightly addictive feel to playing the game, people who play darts feel aware that the more they play the better they will become at using the skills required for being a good players because those skills will develop through practice.
If you are looking for a toy which can give a lot of home entertainment for young children as they play and compete against each other then this product stands out as having very good social fun and play potential.