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It's beautiful outside -- up for a game or two?
You Will Need
- Shuffleboard court
Choose the players
Decide if you’ll be playing singles or doubles and choose the players. Shuffleboard can be played with two players or two teams of two.
Learn the game
Familiarize yourself with the court. An outdoor shuffleboard court is a rectangle with a triangle at either end. The triangles are divided into different scoring zones.
Choose your pucks
Choose a puck color for each player or team; each side gets four pucks. Line them up in the "10-off area" at the base of the triangle and flip a coin to see who will go first.
Play the first round
Take turns pushing pucks toward the opposite triangle with the cues. Triangles are divided into ten-, eight-, and seven-point areas, plus a 'ten-off' zone. Aim for the areas with the most points. Leave all played pucks in place until the end of the round -- after each side has played four pucks.
Tally the scores based on where the pucks lay at the end of the round. Points count only if pucks are entirely within a scoring zone, not touching the edges. If a puck lands entirely within the ten-off zone, subtract ten points from the score.
Continue playing. After each round, switch sides. The first player or team to reach 50 points for a short game -- or 100 points for a longer -- wins the game.