All About Shuffleboard!
Did you know that shuffleboard dates back to 15th Century England? The now loved game was originally played by sliding a large coin down a long table. Arthur Miller’s most famous play, “The Crucible”, chronicles the Salem Witch Trials and provides a written record of people in taverns playing shuffleboard in 1692. This solidified the entrance of the game into the United States.
By the late 1800s, highly publicized shuffleboard tournaments were mostly played in the northeastern states of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. In 1904, a shuffleboard tournament champion moved to California and opened a pub/shuffleboard business, which thus confirming shuffleboards’ presence had moved across the whole country.
Shuffleboard has come a long way from being played with coins, and today is played with weighted pucks, colored red or blue to indicate which player or team they belong to. Players alternate sliding their puck down the shuffleboard table. Ideally, you can hit your opponent's pucks into the alley, and therefore out of play, while moving your pucks into a higher-scoring position. The first player to reach 21 points wins.
Today, you can find a shuffleboard table in a university, retirement home, private residence, cruise ship, or even outside in a park. Shuffleboard can be enjoyed by all ages, however, it’s still up for debate whether it’s a game of skill or luck!
Tables vary in size from 9’ and can be as long as 22’ and some can come in two different widths, 16” and 20”.
Prices start at $2995. Depending on the model and size.
Add bowling accessories for $175.