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Different Variant of Shuffleboard Games

Shuffleboard Games To Master


Sjoelen is a popular shuffleboard game played in the Netherlands. Nowadays it is increasingly seen as a competitive sport, especially after some World Championships have already taken place after all Dutch championships. Sjoelen is a fun game that is easy for everyone to play. From young to old there can be played, and at any level, there is an excellent challenge to improve the game of play and score.

Sjoelbak and Joel rules

Sjoelen is played on a wooden chute box, with 30 matching wooden beech discs. The discs are a little hollow, so the friction on the tray decreases and the stones slide better. At the end of the bin are four gates, with apertures of 2, 3, 4 and 1. On the side of the pitcher, there is a crossbar mounted underneath. The goal of the game is to score as many points as possible by throwing the stones into the openings at the end of the boot. A player has 30 stones available and can slide it in 3 turns towards the gates. All discs that do not disappear entirely in port are deployed in the 2nd turn, and then the 3rd turn.

Some official rules that apply but are often different from recreational terms:

Discs that rewind below the crossbar must not be reused in a subsequent turn.

  • If a stone (half) falls on another rock, it should not be used anymore.
  • Discs that fall out of the box may not play in a next round.

Another difference between recreational types is that the discs are not stacked on the crossbar. This also prevents the stones from accidentally falling over a turn. Officially, these fallen stones can not be thrown again

Point counting on shouts

As already mentioned there are four ports, each with a different value. On the left side of the outside is the gate with number 2, left center number 3, right center number 4, and right side number 1. These figures correspond to the number of points that can be achieved in the important port. The basis of the point count is that after the three turns it is checked how many stones (discs) are present in each of the subjects. If you have one stone in each box, you will get 20 points. With two stones in each box, you receive 40 points, three discs 60, etc. If the number of the boxes is no longer complete (therefore no more equal number of stones), then the individual points in the bin will be added to the tens.

Shove Ha’penny

In England, Shove Ha’penny (or Shove Halfpenny) was born in the 16th century: a shuffleboard game for two players or two teams, mainly played in pubs. The game was very popular at the time of Shakespeare in England under the name of “shovel-board,” “shove-groat,” “slide-groat” or “slip-groat.” At that point, a groat was a coin that was the size and weight of the game to play this game. The next half penny (pronounced: “ha’penny”) also proved appropriate. In Shakespeare’s “Merry Wives Of Windsor” (1602), for the first time, Shuffleboard was talked about. Most likely, it has ended in Friesland or Zeeland and became what is now called shouts. Because the game was played many aboard ships, the coin rolled coins were often replaced by wooden disks.


Shuffleboard game rules that is called Bowling is a sport that is derived from the commonly known game of bowling, with which you should try to throw a few cones with a ball. It is known as recreational sport but is also professionally practiced worldwide.

Bowling basic rules

In bowling it is the intention to throw the 10 cones, also called pins, on the other side of the track with a ball on a plastic or wood lane.  There are three holes in the ball to hold the ball. The track played is 105 cm wide and has a length of 18.3 meters from the starting line up to the first pin. The pins are placed in a triangle with one pin in front, behind two then 3 and the last line has four pins. Each bowling party consists of ten turns (frames) per player. You get two rolls per frame to throw all the pins. Each pin is worth 1 point. If at the first throw all pins fall, that player has thrown a strike, and the next two throws are added to the first frame. This means that at the first frame a maximum score of 30 points can be achieved. If all pins fall into two throws, one has thrown a spare and only takes the next throw with the first frame. Now you can get 20 points in the first frame. If one throws a strike in the 10th frame, the player gets two other throws and if one spins one extra throws. The winner with most points after ten frames won.





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