From the renowned manufacturer in sports equipment, the Arachnid Cricket Pro 800 is a revolutionary option to level up your dart games.
Continuing the Arachnid tradition, this dartboard boasts a lot of features that make it the best seller in the field.
Read this Arachnid Cricket Pro 800 review to know why this dartboard is an excellent choice for many dart players.
If you are a professional dart player, you might be familiar with the standard size of 15.5” for serious competition and gameplay. Fortunately, this product comes with a target area of the standard size with the competition-used colors, which will offer you the chance to practice with the same dartboard in a tournament.
It is also equipped with the Micro-thin segment technology with several square holes to catch darts. Although this feature minimizes bounce-outs, you still have to pick up the darts off the floor after poor throws.
Size and Weight
When it comes to the dimensions, this one measures 30” high x 22” wide x 3” long. Compared to other models in the Cricket Series, it is bulkier than both the 750 and the 900 models. But with the correct size, it can be installed at both bars, pubs, and houses.
However, it only weighs 10 pounds, which is a modest weight for hanging on the wall without any hassle.
In terms of material, it ranks as one of the most durable choices with the durable nylon material. With the proper care, the board can last for years after years.
This lightweight material not only can help the board withstand extended use but also reduce the noise when throwing darts. However, according to our test, it cannot be as quiet as bristle dartboards, but significantly better than other electronic ones.
Features of Cricket Pro 800
Games and Variations
With this dartboard, you will never run short of fun with 40 games. It is pre-programmed with 179 variations of games at different levels for both beginners and professionals. Moreover, it comes with seven cricket games to satisfy your demand for enjoyment.
With its multiple-player options of up to 8 players, the Cricket Pro 800 can offer you and your friends great entertainment to enjoy and compete with each other. However, if you want to go solo, you can switch to the single mode and fight against the computer.
For those who love the noise and want to take the dart games to the next level, the 3-level heckler feature can give you great help.
Briefly, a heckler is a fun feature that you give you applaud when you make a great throw. It also harasses you when you get a bad score.
Although many people love this feature when having friends around, some do not feel comfortable with it. Thankfully, it is adjustable from mild to extreme. And it can be optionally turned off for the sake of those who hate this feature like me :).
LED Score Display
The most important criterion of a good electronic dartboard is the visible score. Unlike other cheap-price options, the Cricket Pro 800 is a serious board with a bright display.
The large LED display allows players to see their scores clearly from the throwing distance. It comes with the well-lit LEDs that shine brightly even under the low-light condition. Thus, you will never have the irritating experience of coming closer to the board to see the point you get. Even people with eyesight problems can see the score clearly on this large board.
If you are a professional dart player, training with Arachnid Cricket Pro 800 can help you improve your skills. It will calculate the average point per dart (PDP) for each round and give you the details score. Thus, you can keep track of your practicing progress and have strategies to improve your score.
Moreover, with highly-responsive sensors, this board can register the accurate score for each of your throws. This feature also provides players with high accuracy score and PDP index.
The handicap feature works great for a group of players with different levels. It can balance the game and create a fair and enjoyable fight for all players.
Especially if you play with beginners who do not have a lot of skillfulness, this feature can make them more engaged in the game with more shots at winning.
What we like
- A standard size and design
- Available for 8 players at one time
- Highly-visible LEDs display
- Made from durable nylon material
- Square holes for better darts holding
- Numerous games with different variations
What we don’t like
- No wall protection for the surrounding area
- High price
How Does it Compare?
Win.Max dartboard offers a lower price compared to the Cricket Pro 800. However, with this WIN.MAX board, you will get what you paid for. It only comes with 21 games and 65 variations in total, which limit the choices of enjoyment.
Moreover, the dim and unclear LCD and the smaller number of individual players are other disadvantages of WIN.MAX electronic dartboard.
Viper 42-1055 is an outstanding option with the innovative Bluetooth connection that allows you to connect the board and watch the score on your mobile devices.
However, the display of Viper is far more imperfect.
Fat Cat 42-1010 is a bottom-rock-price product. As a budget-oriented device, it possesses quite many shortcomings compared to the Arachnid.
Not to mention the limited games of 18 with 96 options of levels, the small-sized display board with LCD technology is unable to see under low-light conditions.
Overall, we will evaluate the Arachnid Cricket Pro 800 as 8.5/10 for its great features and standard design. So, if you are seeking a good dartboard for extra fun with friends, this board might be a worth-considering choice.