Lengthen the lifespan of your darts with essential dart accessories. After a few tournaments, your darts can start to look a little worn, so keep some replacement tips for your soft-tip darts or a sharpening stone for your steel-tip darts on hand. Dart flights can be purchased in bulk or single sets, and many feature fun graphics that allow you to show a little personality while you play. Dart parts are often sold in kits with shafts, tips, O-rings, flights and other dart accessories, so you'll be prepared for any mishaps that come your way. When the game is over, stash your darts and accessories inside a hard or soft dart case. Choose from compact cases that are easy to travel with or larger cases that hold numerous darts, flights, replacement tips and other accessories. If you have a lot of dart supplies to store, make sure your case has enough compartments to keep your dart supplies organized and easily accessible when you need them most.
Outfit your game room with dartboard supplies that'll help make each tournament a success. If you play frequently, the flooring directly in front of your dartboard can start to wear over time due to increased foot traffic, bounce-outs and missed throws, so be sure to cover it with a sturdy dart mat. Dart mats can often handle the impact of both steel-tip and soft-tip darts and even offer imprinted toe lines to designate where players should shoot from during gameplay. Also, keep an official score card in your arsenal. Many electronic dartboards keep score for you, but if you have a bristle or sisal dartboard, you'll need to do your own scoring. Some boast a dry-erase surface that allows you to wipe it clean and reuse it game after game.