Shuffleboard – A Game for the Whole Family
Most folks get their first taste of shuffleboard on board a cruise ship or at their grandparents’ retirement community. This outdoor version of the game requires very little skill to play and is therefore not particularly fun. However, the indoor game, also known as table shuffleboard, utilizes finesse, power, ambidextrousness and a keen sense of strategy. In fact, in its heyday – the 1940s and 1950s – shuffleboard surpassed both billiards and darts as the preeminent barroom game in the United States.
These days, shuffleboard has taken on a far more wholesome and family-centric look. Many people include a standard shuffleboard in their basement or pool house. While a shuffleboard is fairly long (between 9 and 22 feet), it takes up significantly less square footage than a standard pool table, since a player does not require much elbow room to make shots. The plastic and metal pucks are also more durable than most other games of this type. In addition, a shuffleboard takes relatively little maintenance as any vagaries in the table are simply considered an extra challenge that a skilled player should be able to overcome.
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