Shuffleboard is deck game in which players use cues to push and slide weighted discs along a long court into a scoring area. There are different varieties of this game – deck shuffleboard, floor shuffle board, and table shuffle board. Five hundred years ago, this game had been very popular in Europe. This can also be associated to billiards, air hockey, bowling, and croquet.
The game is played by two (single) or four (doubles) players. With the use of the cue, they push the discs towards the opposite end of the court in which there is a scoring diagram situated. The scoring diagram has different areas – one for 10 points, two for 8 points, two for 7 points, and one for 10-off area.
Players push the discs towards the target to score, remove the opponent’s discs from the scored move/push, or both. If part of the discs reached the 10-off area and/or touched the front or back line, there will be penalties. Shots should always be done in straight line and forward motion of cue and the disc.
Nowadays, shuffleboard is becoming popular for people who are looking for an alternative to golf.
- Curling — players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards the target area.
- Billiards — billiards is the historical umbrella term for a range of cue sports, though in some countries it refers to the specific game of English Billiards.
- Air Hockey — played on an air-hockey table, participants try to hit a puck elevated on a cushion of air into the opponent's goal.
- Croquet — hit plastic or wooden balls using a mallet through hoops.
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- About the general sports of bowling — bowling is a general term of a large range of sports in which the player rolls a ball to knock down objects. The most common variation is tenpin.
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- The Encyclopedia of Sports