There was a time when table
shuffleboard games were loved only by the players, not
operators, or location owners. The game was thought of
as an "older person's game" or an
"expensive bar table." Often times table
shuffleboard is confused with "deck/floor"
shuffleboard where players push a stick on the ground to
get their puck to the scoring area on a floor/deck
court. Times have
changed! Table shuffleboard has become a
competitive and growing sport amongst players of all
the success of Sports Bars, Brewery Restaurants and
Family Fun Centers, table shuffleboard has caught on
with players of all ages. In addition, many
shuffleboard players are putting these
shuffleboards in their own homes. The games involve
skill and, of course, a little luck. FUN FOR ALL
AGES to play!
To PLAY and SCORE "Target"
There are several traditional table
shuffleboard games that are played. The most
common table shuffleboard game played in major
tournaments is called "Knock
Other commonly played table shuffleboard games are "Crazy Eight" and "Horse Collar". "Target" & "Tap & Draw" and "Baseball" are
less commonly played games.
general, rules, regulations and playing instructions for
TARGET shuffleboard are the
same as those for regular shuffleboard.
a contest, players decide by toss of coin or other
means, who shall shoot first and which color each shall
have. It is an advantage to shoot last (player who
shoots last is referenced as having the
at the same end of the table, the first player shuffles
the first Weight toward the Target at the opposite end
of the Playing Field, striving to attain the highest
scoring position. The opponent then shuffles their first
Weight, attempting either to knock off the other
player's Weight or to place their own in a higher
scoring position. The players continue shuffling Weights
alternately until all eight have been shuffled, which
completes one round of play.
end of each round, the player (team) whose Weight is in
the highest scoring zone is the winner of that round.
The score is totaled as detailed below, and registered
on the Scoreboard.
players then proceed to the opposite end of the
shuffleboard, and another round is begun in the same
manner described above, from this end of the table, with
the winner of the previous round shooting first Weight.
Play continues until a player or team scores the
required number of points, and wins the game.
METHOD OF SCORING
round has been played, the player whose Weight is in the
highest scoring position is the winner of the
round. The player's score is determined by adding
the values of all their leading Weights which lie in a
higher scoring position than an opponent's highest
highest scoring Weight. ONLY THE WINNER SCORES IN A
of the winner's scoring Weights are determined by the
Target zone in which they lie, as follows: