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Dartboard Maintenance – How To Take Care For Your Darts and Board

Playing darts is never boring and is one of the best ways to spend time with your friends. However, even though most dartboards can withstand thousands of throws, they still need some basic care to prevent them from deteriorating. Not only that, but the darts themselves are also susceptible to wear and tear and will need frequent inspections and repairs in order for them to perform at their best. The proper dartboard maintenance includes doing […]

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The Best Dartboards in 2021 – Buyer’s Guide & Top Models for Your Game Room!

When it comes to games that are fun to play, engaging, and will bring out the sports spirit in just about anyone – darts is king. It is a dynamic game that can be played both professionally and casually with family and friends. Being easy to install and also quite affordable, dartboards are the centerpiece of most game rooms. In this guide, we will take a closer look at some of the best dartboards for […]

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How to Become a Professional Darts Player – My Top Tips!

If you love darts, have your own electronic dartboard setup, you’re committed to the game and interested in learning how to become a professional dart player, keep in mind, this isn’t something you can achieve overnight. But if you practice regularly and are determined to go pro, there are some steps you can take to help you reach your goal. In this guide, I’ll go over in the process of becoming a professional darts player, […]

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Cornhole in 2021 – What to Expect?

While many restaurants and businesses have closed their doors due to the pandemic, sports have been hit particularly hard, with many sporting events being postponed until further notice. So, what can we expect from corn hole in 2021? Cornhole boards and bag manufacturers have seen a significant boom in sales since more people are spending time at home. While home cornhole competitions are fun and can bring families together for some much-needed quality time, many […]

How to Choose Toys for Children Based on their Age

How do you choose toys for children based on their age and how do you know you’ve chosen the right ones? Should you choose toys for entertainment purposes only, or should you choose toys that are designed to educate your child? In this guide, I’ll go over how to choose the right toys for your child, toys they will not quickly outgrow, and toys that will nurture their thinking, while challenging them. Beneficial Toys for […]

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How To Wax A Shuffleboard Table The Right Way – Care & Maintenance Tips

Have you ever wondered why are shuffleboard tables so slick and slippery and why does the puck slide so easily on them? Well, on top of an already smooth finish from the factory, shuffleboard tables are sprayed and waxed with special materials in order to maintain their slippery top layer. However, the process of maintaining your table waxed could be a bit difficult if you don’t have the right tools and skills for the job. […]

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History of Shuffleboard – A Unique Journey Through The Game’s Past

Ever since shuffleboard arrived on the coasts of California more than a century ago, it became quite a popular game played at family gatherings and between friends. It is captivating and has lots of variations that all have a common ancestor of a game. But when was it invented, and what is the specific history of shuffleboard? In this article, we will go through the centuries throughout which this game made its way across the […]

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The State of Darts in 2021-The PDC Line-Up & More

As many public dart events all over the world have been canceled, fans have clung to the hope that they will soon be able to see their favorite competitors at the bristle board, making those impossible shots in front of a full arena. However, several of the biggest competitions were canceled last year, due to COVID restrictions. Fans, competitors, and officials are now concerned the game will never be the same. Many of the biggest […]

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Shuffleboard Rules – Learning The Basics!

Shuffleboard is one of the oldest games that has persisted throughout the centuries and is still played nowadays in many places across the globe. In the USA, it has been steadily gaining popularity and is now a favorite game among friends and families. There are also countless official tournaments played across the country each year. All that has lead to more and more people getting into the sport. In this article, we will go over […]

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Top Foosball Apps to Pass the Time

If you love playing a challenging game of foosball on the family foosball table, why not try a fun, competitive match when you’re on the go or unable to play on your table at home? Foosball apps are a great option if you need a little entertainment, but they can also be used as important learning and training tools. In this guide, I’ve included some of the top apps for both Android and iOS devices, […]

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10 Awesome Pool Tips for Beginners!

In our times, new sports emerge constantly and old ones lose their fame and glory. However, there are some sports such as pool, darts, ping pong, and a few others that retain their fame and are captivating the young generations’ attention. If you’re new to pool, though, there are going to be tons of things to learn in order to start consistently winning. The pool tips for beginners in this article are the essential tools […]

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Basic Table Tennis Techniques You Should Learn

To play table tennis, you need the right equipment, including a ping pong table, paddle, and balls. But to win, you need to know the basic table tennis techniques to use, such as power serves, and defensive and offensive strategies, so you can smash the competition and dominate any match. In this guide, I’ll cover all the information you need to know, so you can handle yourself like a pro during your next family ping […]

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Adapting Your Air Hockey Grip – The Wrong & Right Way to Hold a Mallet  

Your air hockey grip isn’t just about holding the mallet tightly in your hand, there’s actually a special way to hold it that can improve your performance and increase your control over the puck so you can dominate a match. Using the best pucks and paddles, the proper grip, and some basic playing strategies, you will notice a significant improvement in your shooting technique and offensive and defensive moves. Mallet Gripping Mistakes When you’re holding […]

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My 5 favorite Air Hockey Apps for Android and iOS

When you don’t have access to the best air hockey table, but you’re itching to play a game, you can turn to air hockey apps, which you can find for both iOS and Android devices. These apps can help you get through a boring meeting, long flight, or can keep you entertained on those long car rides. Maybe you’re not normally a gamer, but if you’re a true air hockey fan, then even you will […]

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Cornhole Tournaments Hosted by the American Cornhole League

Are you a new cornhole fan? Do you have your own cornhole board set up at home? Did you know that people play this game competitively in cornhole tournaments? Well, they do. If you’re interested in learning about major and local cornhole tournaments, then you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, I’ll go over how these tournaments work and how you can host one of your own tournaments if you can’t find an […]

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The Fascinating History of Foosball

The history of foosball began back somewhere in the 1800s, however the first foosball table was not patented until 1921, by Harold Searles Thornton who lived in the United Kingdom. In the 1800s there were similar games that had patents, however the table created by Thornton was the most similar to the modern foosball table we know today. To this day, many historians continue to debate who really invented the sport. Who Invented Foosball? Did […]

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American Versus European Foosball – Differences and Similarities

If you’re a big foosball fan and you have your own foosball table, then you probably feel pretty confident that you know everything about the game, how it’s played, and the best strategies to use, but did you know there’s a difference between American versus European foosball? There are, in fact, major differences between each type of table, which I’ll discuss here, in-depth, so you can learn about the pros and cons for both European […]

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How to Serve in Table Tennis & Dominate Every Match

Most beginners dread learning how to serve in table tennis, usually viewing it as overly repetitive and boring. However, serves remain one of the most crucial shots in the game and a table tennis player can never have enough practice when it comes to trying to improve their serve on a full-size ping pong table. The serve the one shot that the player will have total control over when it comes to landing a point. […]

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15 Great Table Tennis Tips for Beginners

If you’ve recently purchased a new outdoor ping pong table for the whole family, but you’ve found yourself struggling to make even the simplest shots, then this guide on table tennis tips for beginners can help teach you everything you need to know about the game, how to train like a pro, and what techniques can help you improve your performance. These tips will help players of all ages and skill levels, so you can […]

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How to Play Defensively in Table Tennis

If you’re committed to the game, you’ve purchased the best ping pong table, have all the right gear, including a pro-quality paddle, and your competition is still wiping the floor with you, then you need to learn how to play defensively in table tennis. With a poor defensive strategy, there’s no way you’re going to score. Here, I’ll discuss how to create a defensive strategy, defense versus offense, and how to grow as a player. […]

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How to Play Against Defensive Players in Table Tennis

Defense, offense, tactics, and strategy are all an important part of learning how to play against defensive players in table tennis. When you’re up against a skilled defensive player in table tennis, having a strategy to counter each of their serves is the best way to win any match, while allowing you to grow as a player and form your own unique playing style. For practice, especially if you’re training for a competition, you’ll want […]

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How to Add Spin to Your Ping Pong Ball

The ability to execute a spin shot is one of the biggest differences between a competitive table tennis player and the casual player. While some of us may be lucky enough to pull it off on occasion, professionals can do it consistently, using impressive speed and accuracy. With a top-of-the-line ping pong table and plenty of practice you can learn how to add spin your ping pong ball and quickly dominate any match. One of […]

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Important Dart Tournaments from Across the Globe

Darts is quickly gaining in popularity, with important dart tournaments taking place in both Europe and America. Competitors can choose from soft or steel tip dart competitions. Many of these tournaments are now being televised all over the globe. The Professional Darts Corporation hosts many important tournaments that are considered major league. These are the competitions that have the highest prize amounts, with many of the leading names in darts competing to win. Competition Type […]

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Is Darts a Sport? – My Honest Take

Have you recently purchased a bristle dartboard, just started playing the game and now you’re wondering it darts a sport? Some people may not consider it a sport since it’s a common pub and bar game that’s viewed as more of a hobby, but it’s actually considered an official sport all over the globe. Like other major sports, such as basketball, baseball, and soccer, darts is governed by major organizations that oversee the rules and […]

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How to Make Cornhole Bags – DIY for Regulation Sizes

You can buy or make the best cornhole bags to customize your pro cornhole setup, so you can use bags that are regulation weight and size. These bags offer a great slide, perfect balance and a heavy-duty design that you know will last. It may also be a more affordable option, especially if you and your family play often. These bags aren’t designed to last forever, so learning how to make your own can be […]

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How to Build a Cornhole Board: A Step-By-Step Guide

During the summertime, playing cornhole matches with family and friends is as common as barbeques and camping. Using the best cornhole boards, you can challenge your friends, neighbors and family, setting up competitions, forming teams and spending some much-needed quality time with your loved ones. The game itself is great for people of all ages and skill levels. If your old cornhole board is now falling apart, or you want to put your woodworking skills […]

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How to Enter the Foosball World Cup & Other Major Competitions

All over the globe, you’ll find professional foosball competitions, some of which award winners thousands of dollars in cash prizes. Several of these competitions include the top players from all over the world playing on the best foosball tables in the country. If you’ve been practicing day and night to get competition-ready, this guide on how to enter the Foosball World cup and other major competitions will discuss entry fees, categories you can compete in, […]

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How to Spin the Cue Ball – My Top Tips & Tricks

As a beginner, there’s so much to learn about the game of pool, from the way you hold the cue, to how to properly maintain your new pool table. Adding some spin to the cue ball is one of the first advanced techniques you should focus on mastering, and one that can go a long way toward improving your performance. Learning how to apply spin to the cue ball correctly can require plenty of patience […]

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Pool Aiming Tips for Shooting Precision

People new to pool often spend a lot of time online searching for pool aiming tips that can help them improve their score, shot precision, and overall performance. Just having the best pool table and cue often isn’t enough. Hours of daily practice is required, but if you’re not using the right aiming techniques, you’ll find yourself frustrated and feeling defeated at the end of every practice. This guide can help you improve your aim […]

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3 Basic Air Hockey Drifting Techniques

Air hockey is a fun, challenging, competitive game. Even if you don’t participate in tournaments and mainly play with friends, learning about different techniques such as air hockey drifting, can significantly improve your chances of crushing your buddies during the next match. Using the right pucks and paddles, a pro air hockey table setup, and practicing the techniques I’ll cover here, can be a total game changer, one that can help you dominate every match. […]

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How to Set Up a Foosball Table in Under an Hour

Learning how to set up a foosball table may sound easy, but if you’ve purchased the best foosball table money can buy, then you’re looking at a complicated assembly that can take hours. Why? Because most manufacturers include instructions that are either too complex or too vague. In this guide, I’ll go over the basics of foosball table assembly, so you can have your new table assembled in no time. Professional Assembly Professional assembly is […]