There are bristle, electronic, coiled paper, wooden, cork and magnetic varieties of dart boards. Bristle dart boards are the most popular type, but electronic dart boards have more features and a more accessible playing style.
Bristle dart boards generally last longer than other types because they are made of compressed sisal fibers that automatically close any holes that darts make. However, electronic dart boards offer special features, such as pre-programmed games and the ability to keep track of player scores. Coiled paper dart boards are cheaper than bristle and electronic boards, so they are marketed towards children and recreational players.