What problem do these Popdarts solve?
In the past several years, I think we have all noticed the huge increase of time that each of us spend either scrolling on our devices or sitting in front of the TV. Growing up my brother and I was constantly coming up with crazy games that always ended up way more competitive than they probably should have. Haha. Having kids of our own who are growing up in this world filled with phones, video games, and all things virtual reality, made us realize how much we wanted them to learn to be creative, practice and develop physical skills, and never back down from a little healthy competition! Our mission with Popdarts is to combat this excessive screen time by providing people with a game that is not just fun and competitive, but something that brings friends and family of all ages together in a physical, relational way. We hear from our customers every single day about how they can finally get their kids to stop playing video games (even if just for a few minutes) and actually enjoy playing Popdarts with the family. These are the stories that drive us to keep going and we love it!
Tell us about the founder. What is their background?
My brother (Josh) and I (Jason) are the founders of Popdarts. We grew up in Pennsylvania, graduated college, and went on to establish our careers in finance and software. We are Christ-followers who both enjoy the outdoors, sports, travel, food, and spending time with family and friends. From a young age, we have been active in sports and seemed to turn everything into a fun and competitive game. Flash forward a few years to 2020 and nothing has really changed! When COVID-19 hit and many of us adjusted to the life of quarantine, Josh did what he has always done and created fun games out of nothing which is how Popdarts originated. After coming up with an initial prototype & establishing the gameplay, Josh & Jason set off on this journey with help from friends and family to make Popdarts what it is today.
How did they come up with the idea?
My brother (Josh) had gone axe throwing with some friends right before Covid hit and the world began to shut down. He had a blast learning how to throw, but funny enough, he was actually pretty terrible at it. Don’t worry, he would also be the first one to tell you that too. Haha. I’ll give it to him though, he is usually very good at games like that and can pick things up pretty easily. The frustration he had was that he only had so many attempts and he couldn’t really practice as much as he wanted to. The Covid-19 lockdowns started happening shortly after and he thought it would be a great idea to come up with something similar to the satisfaction of axe throwing that would be less dangerous so that it could be played inside around the kids. He searched the market to find any game that was like this and there was nothing. He quickly came up with the first prototype which we can admit now was quite terrible. Haha At this point though, we knew we had something and were already having fun with the game so all we had to do was make the product great and we would be ready for launch. Several months later after numerous prototypes, help from engineers and physics professors, we finally landed on the product that everyone knows today as Popdarts.
How can this transform the world or our day-to-day lives?
We have already seen Popdarts transform the day-to-day lives of our customers from hundreds and testimonials from parents, college kids, teachers, nurses, and everyone else in between. We have heard incredible stories about how Popdarts are not only bringing people together in the name of fun and competition, but it is also restoring and building relationships with friends and families who had never had anything else in the past that brought them together the way that Popdarts have. After hearing so many stories like this, my brother and I realized that Popdarts is so much bigger than us. Only God could have known and orchestrated the impact that this game was going to have on people and we are humbled and grateful to be a part of this journey. It seems crazy to say, but we truly believe we can help change the world through Popdarts because of the joy and bond that we have already seen this game bring to so many people.
What do customers love most about the product?
This question is probably best answered from actual reviews from our customers:
The best Gift for me and for my family
Jacob Hunt on Apr 2021
I ordered two sets and both came, and I kept one and gave the other away as a gift. I have not stopped playing since I got them and it has brought my family back up doing activities together. I go around to my relatives houses and bring it and they all love it and I just want to thank you because this set has been the most enjoyable family activity we have had for a long time! I’m sure my family will be ordering many more!
Marge Keller on Aug 2021
Hi there!! Hubby has Parkinson’s and dementia. Therapist agreed this game will be a terrific way to enjoy therapy and use hands and arms also use vision to direct where the darts are to go. Bet ya didnt think of this game as a way to have fun in therapy!!! Thanks. Am excited to get going on this next game. I’m hoping to lose, as my hubby will be the real winner in all ways! Thanks again
Amazing customer service
Braxton on May 2021
I ordered Popdarts and unfortunately, a local shipper in Canada had some issues with the package. The team at Popdarts could not have been more accommodating and helpful in navigating the entire process. They are the kind of small business you really want to support. I could not be happier with my experience with Popdarts!
Flawless Customer Service
Joe on May 2021
Genuine nice people in charge. The product came in perfect condition. I plan to use it in my 5th-grade classroom. I hope the kids will enjoy it. I can’t speak enough positivity about the service of this company. Top-notch and will recommend to others!
The competitor’s delight
Ashley Bryant on May 2021
This perfect cross between darts and corn hole is an INSTANT hit! The fate of your score hangs in mid-air with each toss or flip of the Popdart. Get your friends, and yourself, off the couch and off your phone for a uniquely competitive game. Each round, you’re pulled into the suspense, fighting against your opponent as well as your last throw. No idea how they’ll hold up under frequent use, but here’s to hoping!
Where can people get this product?
You can get Popdarts directly from us on our website: POPDARTS® | The Official Popdarts Store (popdartsgame.com)
Also through our Amazon store: Here