A dartboard was originally added as an official download for players with The Sims: Hot Date, and was included in later expansion packs. Dartboards returned in The Sims 2, The Sims 3: Late Night, and The Sims 4: Get Together.
The Sims[edit | edit source]
|Triple Bull Dartboard|
|The game of darts was originally a contest between idle warriors betwixt battles. Spears were thrown at targets on empty barrels, with the winner being whoever hit the target’s center. Evolving over time, spears have been replaced with lightweight, hand-thrown projectiles and barrels with small, wall-mounted boards. Now requiring little physical strength and endurance, darts is a game that can be enjoyed by your average, out of shape Sim.|
|Game||The Sims: Hot Date|
|Buyability||Community lot only|
|Price in game||§349|
After the release of Hot Date, The Triple Bull Dartboard was added as a recreational object that could be placed on community lots. It was included in later expansion packs, and can be placed on community lots in all sub-neighborhoods. However, it was never made available for purchase on residential lots.
The Sims 2[edit | edit source]
|Burled Wood Dartboard|
|Hang this Burled Wood Dartboard on your wall, indoors or outdoors, and let the fun begin. May the best Sim win, and may the loser be out of darts when they do.|
|Game||The Sims 2|
|Price in game||§180|
The dartboard returns in The Sims 2 and is again a fun object. Two Sims can play at a time, and they will chat with each other whilst playing. The playing Sim will throw three darts, and will react differently depending on their accuracy. If playing with another Sim, the Sim that is not playing will stand off to the side, and may cheer or boo the playing Sim. Once all three darts have been thrown, the playing Sim will collect the darts, tally their score, move back and start again. If they are playing with another Sim, they will move off to the side, and the other Sim plays.
Sims can also "cheat" at the game if they are playing with another Sim. The playing Sim will throw one dart and then distract their partner, causing them to look away. Whilst distracted, the cheater will move up to the dartboard and quickly "bulls-eye" their remaining darts. If the Sim is caught, the Sim who caught the cheater will lose relationship points with them; if not, nothing negative happens, and the Sim who got tricked will act confused and dumbfounded as the cheater boasts about their victory.
Unlike other games, children can use the dartboard, but they cannot cheat with it. They can still be cheated on if they are playing with older Sims.
If FreeTime is installed, the dartboard will raise enthusiasm for the games hobby.
The Sims 3: Late Night[edit | edit source]
In The Sims 3: Late Night, dartboards allow Sims to raise the hidden darts skill. There are two dartboards available in buy mode.
Classic Master Darter[edit | edit source]
|Classic Master Darter|
|This handmade beauty embodies the essence of dartboard design with no extra frills. When confronted with the Cheapskate fiber backboard, the darts won’t know where to land. Challenge your friends to a game on the Classic Master Darter!|
|Game||The Sims 3: Late Night|
|Price in game||§750|
The Classic Master Darter is a simple dartboard. It cannot be upgraded by Handy Sims.
Bull’s-Eye ElectroPro 900 Dartboard[edit | edit source]
|Bull’s-Eye ElectroPro 900 Dartboard|
|This top-of-the-line dartboard has all the latest upgrades that will make any Sim stop to check it out. The LED display and electronic heckler will make for an unforgettable dartboard experience for you and the audience that will surely form around you. Don't worry about those watching eyes, the GuaranteeStick backboard ensures a very low rate of dart falloff!|
|Game||The Sims 3: Late Night|
|Price in game||§1500|
The Bull’s-Eye ElectroPro 900 Dartboard is a high-tech dartboard. It can be upgraded by Handy Sims so that they can never lose on it.
The Sims 4: Get Together[edit | edit source]
Dartboards were reintroduced in The Sims 4: Get Together. Like in previous games, Sims can either practice on their own or play with other Sims. Dartboards can be found in pubs around Windenburg.
Blind Trust Dartboard[edit | edit source]
|Blind Trust Dartboard|
|Playing the game of Darts can be dangerous, so what better way to play it than by covering your eyes and hoping your aim is true? Right?|
|Game||The Sims 4: Get Together|
|Price in game||§345|