What Are the Rules for Table Shuffleboard?


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Table shuffleboard, also called shufflepuck, indoor shuffleboard and American shuffleboard, starts with players taking turns sliding the weights, or pucks, down the length of the board or into their opponents' weights. The objective is to get the pucks into the highest scoring area on the board without having them fall off the edge of the board into the alley.

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What Are the Rules for Table Shuffleboard?
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To earn points, a player's weight must be the farthest ones down the board. Commonly the game is played to either 15 or 21 points. The scoring areas include 1, 2 and 3 point zones. A puck must completely cross a zone line to count for full points for that zone. A puck hanging partially off the end of the board typically receives an extra point for a possible total of four points. Weights that do not succeed in passing the foul line are removed from the board before another weight is slid. Part of the strategy of table shuffleboard is to use one's weights to knock the opponent's weights off of the playing surface, outdistance them or use one's weights to protect high-scoring weights. Table shuffleboard can be played one-on-one or two-on-two and has several variations, such as target shuffleboard, crazy eight shuffleboard and horse collar shuffleboard.

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