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Best Gifts For Your Family Game Room + Escalade Sports Cricket Pro 800 Standing Electric Dartboard Review

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Do you have a game room in your home? Or is adding one on your to-do list? Ever since we had our first child over 16 years ago, we discussed adding a family game room to our home. We had several reasons for this desire and here were our top ones:

  1. As the kids get older, we wanted them to have an inviting space to enjoy when they had friends over.
  2. We wanted a space for our family to enjoy together.
  3. Making memories is important and it’s the daily memories we make together that we believe the kids will recall most. So spending quality time together at home is a priority.
  4. We wanted our home to be the ‘fun house’ where neighbors, family, and friends felt comfortable enjoying themselves and hopefully want to come to!

So we set a goal of adding on a game room to our home by the time our oldest child was 12. While we didn’t quite meet that goal, since the addition only happened when she was 15, we’re super excited to see it become a reality. With that said, we’re sharing the best gifts for your family game room to help you create the best space for your family too. We’ve also got an Escalade Sports Cricket Pro 800 Standing Electric Dartboard Review.

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Escalade Sports Cricket Pro 800 Standing Electric Dartboard Review

Over the last year and a half, we’ve arranged, rearranged, purchased, and sold items for our game room. (As we all know, space is limited so we’ve had to make some tough choices to create the current space but as kids grow and change, interests do too.) Our game room measures in at about 22 1/2 feet long by about 19 feet wide. Over the past year+, we’ve made the comment many times over, if only we’d gone another 10 feet…….lol. So my advice is to go a bit bigger than what you originally think you’ll need!

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One thing the kids had been wanting from the get-go was a dart board. Originally, I said no as I was worried about holes all over the walls. However, my husband pointed out that a Standing Electric Dartboard would help to provide protection against this issue. So this Christmas season, we’ve teamed up with Escalade Sports to make our kids’ dream come true with their Cricket Pro 800 Standing Electric Dartboard!

Assembly

The cabinet came in one medium/large box and assembly was required. It originally appeared a bit overwhelming but the directions were good so it wasn’t actually difficult once we got started; just time-consuming. Everything needed was accounted for and the pieces seem to be good quality. We especially appreciate that Escalade Sports even has an L Bracket included to attach the dartboard cabinet to the wall for stability and safety. All in all, it took my husband and 14 year old son about two hours total from start to finish.

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Overview

This Arachnid Arcade Style Cabinet features a Cricket Pro 800 Electronic Dart Game that truly seems to have it all. The cherry finish, furniture-quality freestanding cabinet has routed doors as well as a storage compartment that truly complements any decor and looks great in any room. The top-of-the-line Cricket Pro 800 dart game includes a regulation 15.5″ target area, 8 player score display with 4 scores shown simultaneously, and 39 games with 179 options, including 7 cricket games. This set also comes with dartboard accessories such as two sets of darts and extra tips.

Best Gifts For Your Family Game Room + Escalade Sports Cricket Pro 800 Standing Electric Dartboard Review
Best Gifts For Your Family Game Room + Escalade Sports Cricket Pro 800 Standing Electric Dartboard Review

The Results

The Escalade Sports Cricket Pro 800 Standing Electric Dartboard is gorgeous! It’s everything we were looking for in a standing dartboard setup. It looks professional and elegant in our space but doesn’t overtake the room like some game room equipment does. We love the wide variations of games we can play on it and the entire family (ages 7 through teen + 2 adults) is having a blast with it. If we could make any changes, it would be to have some lights shining on the board itself to illuminate for when we play in the evenings. So we’re looking for something that will work for that. Otherwise, this Standing Electric Dartboard Set is amazing! If you’re looking to add some playability and fun to your space, definitely consider this Cricket Pro 800 Standing Electric Dartboard!

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Be sure to also stock up on some extra darts as we’ve been using the TUNGSTEEL 18-GRAM 3-PACK SOFT TIP DART SET and they’re great!

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