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Updated on March 5, 2010

What is Shuffleboard?

Shuffleboard is a game, commonly found in pubs, where the goal is to slide a weighted puck down a table to land within marked scoring areas. The objective of the game is for the winner to have their puck further down the table than their opponent's, or to knock the opponent's puck off of the table completely.

Shuffleboard Table
Shuffleboard Table

There are two different styles of shuffleboard. Table shuffleboard is played on tables that range in length from 12 to 22 feet, and the pucks are pushed down the table by hand. Deck shuffleboard is played on long decks that range in length from 27 to 39 feet, and the pucks are pushed down the lanes with cue sticks.

Shuffleboard rules differ depending on whether you are interested in table shuffleboard or deck shuffleboard. The key thing to remember is that the pucks are not to be bounced or thrown down the lanes - they have to be pushed so that they glide to their winning destination.

Shuffleboard Legend Billy Mays

In the above video, Billy Mays, aka Roadhouse Billy, shows off some tricks and techniques in shuffleboard. He is to shuffleboard as Michael Jordan is to basketball.

Shuffleboard Table Buying Guide

Are you are looking to buy a shuffleboard table for your home or business, here are some tips from shuffle board table experts.


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