The exact origins of the dartboard are unclear.
Most references on the internet give credit to Brian Gamlin, an English carpenter from Lancashire, England.
Gamlin is said to have designed the standard dartboard in 1896. His design included the characteristic circular shape with numbered sections and a specific scoring layout that is still widely used in dart games today.
Gamlin's design was later adopted as the official standard by the British Darts Organization (BDO) and has since become the most commonly used dartboard design worldwide.