I've been collecting classic 80's arcade and pinball machines on and off now for 16 years, and about 10 years ago really started my home arcade. After all this time, I started to look for something a little different to add.. I have been a big fan of the Super Chexx and it's usually a big hit at my place when I have company, so I know that sometimes having something different than pinball or classic arcades can be a nice addition.
I'm not sure how I really became interested in Darts or a Dartboard, as I hadn't played darts in probably over 20 years, but in looking through arcade photo's and videos, I saw that some had a dartboard and it peaked my interest. So recently, I put my search out for a machine and found a Scorpion DX 9000... it has me totally addicted. In the 2 weeks I've had it, I've had friends and family over to play it and have played so much that my arm started hurting (sucks getting old, eh?).
I must say that it has very much been a surprising addition to the arcade and it gets a ton of attention in addition to the pins, arcade machines, and bubble hockey. Wish I would have done it sooner, and now I want to keep moving forward with getting a better machine, playing local tourney's, etc., and just having some fun with it.
So lets see your dart machines and hear your story on them... share whatever you would like, whether it be a basic dartboard or a Galaxy G3! Seems to be dozens of variations of these out there.
The other picture is of the English Mark Dart Machine that was given to me from my neighbor, at first he wouldn't let it go but then decided he didn't want it anymore. It's a cool machine that dates back to 1984.. I ended up passing it on to another local arcade collector and kept my Scorpion.