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We have a series of Dart Articles that we've added over time. You'll find games similar to American darts, and dart throwing advice.

We also have a section on Vintage Darts with pictures of darts and boards from days long gone by.

Widdy Dart Cabinets

I've put this page in the "Vintage" section of the website because you simply cannot rely on getting this product. From time to time, and I'm not sure what triggers it, Widdy would make a handful of cabinets. And then you may see one available in a shop or perhaps on eBay.

But if you gather a handful of cash and want to turn it into a dart cabinet - I don't expect you'll have any luck getting one from Widdy. In fact, they make cabinets so infrequently that the design for them has moved into the shop at Darto - who does make them.

Another manufacturer that makes the same style cabinet, in a wide variety of coors, is ProDart.

What follows is part of the original write up about the classic Widdy Dart Cabinet.


Widdy Dart Cabinet

Ahh, the stage for the infamous, "Have Fun, Relax, Play Darts" slogan. The traditional cabinet has built in scorekeeping (via scoring wheels) for six players (or teams). There is place for an overhead lamp (a necessity for tournament set ups), and a fold-down shelf.

The shelf is supported by a couple of thin chains and flimsy hinges that really don't stand the test of time. I think we broke ours in a matter of games.

In the maker's defense, maybe it wasn't designed to be a useful shelf so much as a board that hides your darts in a small cabinet when you close it. This would be good for a lot of home purposes.

Either way, the cabinets provide the service of being somewhere you can hang your board. Board after board, after board. You set them up once, and then as you wear out old boards and bring in new ones, you simply insert the new board into place. No measuring each time you're putting up a fresh dart board.

It also saves your wall from having dart boards screwed into it time and time again. So, if you're in an environment like a tavern that is going to be replacing dartboards with any sort of consistency, getting a cabinet is definitely something to look into.

Some other things that the cabinet offers is a built in scorekeeping function, and protection for your walls from stray darts. Truth is, beginning dart players do throw some insanely stray darts. Still, I think of these two features as package benefits.