The 10 Best Scoreboards

Updated June 15, 2018 by Brett Dvoretz

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We spent 24 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. No matter what kind of game is being played, from basketball to football to darts to cornhole, one of these scoreboards will make certain both the players and the crowd know who is in the lead. From compact, tabletop options to electronic models complete with sounds, one of these will be perfect for your school, club, or sports hall. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best scoreboard on Amazon.

10. Sportshero Portable Multi-Sport

There's nothing extravagant about the Sportshero Portable Multi-Sport, but it is reliable and can be operated by anyone. Large PVC-coated cards in red and blue contrast nicely with oversized white numerals, to make certain spectators and competitors know who is winning.
  • collapsible for simple storage
  • can anchor it down with sand
  • score only goes to 30
Brand Sportshero
Model pending
Weight 1.6 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

9. Backyard Scoreboards ScoreTower

The Backyard Scoreboards ScoreTower is perfect for keeping track of games like volleyball, bocce ball, or cornhole. It features markings from 0 to 21, and comes with clamps that are used to indicate the points for each team. It even has a built-in beverage holder.
  • includes a separate drinks holder
  • displays the score on both sides
  • not ideal for use in heavy winds
Brand Backyard Scoreboards
Model 206
Weight 3.4 pounds
Rating 3.6 / 5.0

8. Backyard Scoreboards ScoreSign

The Backyard Scoreboards ScoreSign is intended for baseball or softball use, though there really isn't any reason that it couldn't be used for a range of other sports. It features strong Velcro straps that allow it to be quickly mounted to a fence.
  • can be seen from up to 50 feet away
  • numbers change smoothly
  • includes a storage box
Brand Backyard Scoreboards
Model 201-0006
Weight 2.5 pounds
Rating 3.7 / 5.0

7. Piero Lorenzo Cricket and 01

Forget about messy chalk, keep track of your darts games with the Piero Lorenzo Cricket and 01. It features a smooth surface that is compatible with all dry-erase markers, and is available in two size options for an easy fit anywhere.
  • simple stick-to-mount design
  • lots of writing space
  • doesn't have a holder for markers
Brand Piero Lorenzo
Model pending
Weight 4.5 pounds
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

6. Tachikara Porta-Score

The Tachikara Porta-Score displays up to nine rounds or periods, making it perfect for a variety of sporting events. A simple and reliable design with home and guest labels, it flips shut effortlessly for transport and storage.
  • large bright numbers
  • tiles made from durable nylon
  • a strong wind can change the score
Brand Tachikara
Model Porta-Score
Weight 1.3 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

5. Gameday Basketball

For driveway hoops contests, one model stands above the others. The Gameday Basketball is playful and functional, with a friendly appearance and sound effects that include a countdown clock and buzzer. This is an ideal choice for children and the young at heart.
  • programmed with 10 games
  • referee button settles foul disputes
  • attaches to most poles
Brand GameDay Scoreboards
Model pending
Weight 1.2 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

4. Tandem Deluxe

The Tandem Deluxe features clear home and away markings, and large vinyl numbers that are printed on contrasting backgrounds to ensure easy visibility from a distance. In between the scores is a one-to-five period indicator.
  • tracks scores up to 99 points
  • integrated carrying handle
  • folds flat for storage
Brand Tandem
Model TSHANDLEFLIPP
Weight 4.4 pounds
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

3. SSG/BSN Manual

This SSG/BSN Manual comes with an easy-to-adjust stand, so you can keep track of points anywhere, from the sidelines to the edge of the court, even if you don't have a dedicated scorekeeper's area set up. The PVC frame is light but sturdy, for convenient transport and use.
  • can also be used on a tabletop
  • two dry-erase team panels
  • large seven-inch numbers
Brand SSG
Model 1162448
Weight 5.2 pounds
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

2. Midwest-Masterpiece Decal Overlay

The Midwest-Masterpiece Decal Overlay is designed to adhere to any cornhole board and comes for a price low enough that you can buy two, so each team always knows how many points everybody has. It utilizes strong magnetic pins to mark the scores.
  • under-board pin storage
  • available in black or white
  • great for college parties
Brand Midwest-Masterpiece
Model 2010-06-01
Weight 4.8 ounces
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

1. BSN Sports MacGregor Multisport

Whether you're keeping track of points at a high school basketball game or a peewee football match, the BSN Sports MacGregor Multisport has got you covered. It can display scores into triple digits, and can count time up to or down from 99 minutes and 99 seconds.
  • horn and buzzer sounds
  • bonus and possession indicators
  • easy-to-use controls
Brand MacGregor
Model T90
Weight 25 pounds
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

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Last updated on June 15, 2018 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as behind the computer screen, Brett can either be found hacking furiously away at the keyboard or perhaps enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He hopes to one day become a modern day renaissance man.


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