How to Play Shuffleboard

Olhausen Shuffleboard Table on the Showroom Floor at Skillful Home Recreation

How to Play Shuffleboard 


  • To start, players decide by ROCK, PAPER SCISSORS or a COIN TOSS to decide who goes first and what color weight each will have. TIP: It is an advantage to shoot last. The player who shoots last is said to have the “hammer”. 
  • Players stand at the same end of the table to play.
  • First player: “Shuffles” the first weight toward the “Target” at the end of the playing field and attempts to land on the highest scoring mark.
  • Second player: “Shuffles” their first weight, and attempts to either knock off the other player’s weight or to place their own in a higher scoring position.
  • The “round” is completed when both players or teams  have “shuffled” all of their weights. At the end of each round, the player (team) whose weight is in the highest scoring zone is winner of that round. Only one player/team scores for each round.
  • First team to score 15 points wins.

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Shuffleboard is perhaps the World’s Most Relaxing Game

We all need a little relaxation time to unwind and recharge and Shuffleboard just may be the most relaxing game there is. It’s a classic game that is perfect for all ages and skill levels and offers a unique blend of entertainment, competition, and relaxation that is unmatched by any other game.

One of the great things about Shuffleboard is that it can be played solo or with a group of people. It’s the perfect game for anyone who wants to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and simply enjoy some leisure time for a few minutes or a few hours. Whether you’re looking to relax alone or socialize with friends and family, a Shuffleboard table is a great addition to any home game room.

Shuffleboard is also a fantastic game for the office, especially in a team-building context. It’s an inclusive game that everyone can enjoy, regardless of age or skill level. It’s also a great way to break the ice and get people talking, making it a perfect game for corporate events.

Another popular venue for Shuffleboard is pubs and breweries. With its relaxed and casual atmosphere, Shuffleboard fits in perfectly with the vibe and it’s a great way to unwind after a long day, enjoy some great beer, and socialize with friends. From a business perspective, it’s a great way to offer your customers something unique, boost visits to the venue and increase revenues.

The rules of Shuffleboard are simple yet challenging. The basic idea is to slide pucks down a long, narrow table and try to land them in designated scoring areas. The player or team with the highest score at the end of the game wins. While the rules are easy to understand and anyone at any level can immediately play, mastering the game requires skill and finesse, making it an engaging and rewarding game to play.

At Skillful Home Recreation, we offer a  variety of Shuffleboard tables made by Olhausen Billiards and Brunswick Billiards – the most respected names in Game Tables. There are multiple lengths and styles available to suit any room, taste and style. With their beauty and craftsmanship, our Shuffleboard tables are truly heirloom pieces that will be enjoyed for generations to come.

Shuffleboard is a timeless game that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing solo activity or a fun game to play with friends and family, shuffleboard tables are a great investment. We typically have at least 2 Shuffleboards on our showroom floor and available for play. Why not stop by our Showroom at Skillful Home Recreation today and discover the joy of Shuffleboard for yourself?