In my man-cave I have hung a dart board at the proper heights. The board is a horsehair board which has been adapted for use with steel or soft-tip darts. I have only tried playing once. I threw my soft tip darts at it. Most would stick, but about 1/5 times one would fall. It would hit the hard concrete floor below and break the tip. You can imagine how many tips I would go through in a game. So then I tried a steel tipped dart.. They also would fall, but when it hit the ground the plastic around the flight broke.. DOH!!! So I have a problem. Maybe my dartboard is shit. But also, falling darts are inevitable; what can I do to protect my investments? I have considered a small rug, but I am not sure that'll do it. I've considered a small table or shelf too... I thought maybe I'd see if anyone here has had similar problems.