The history of shuffleboards as far as when it was first played and the date of its conception are still a mystery. However, we have ideas on its development and origins. As you can imagine this brings up much debate within the shuffleboard community.
The game was noted to be played by King Henry the VIII of England who prohibited commoners from playing. King Henry and his opponent would wager and apparently the royal records of 1532 show payouts to Lord William who won games against the King.
Historically the ancient shovelboard gave inspiration for the development of both table shuffleboard we see today and shove ha'penny a pub game predominantly played in the United Kingdom.
Nowadays a floor version of shuffleboard is popular on cruises and retirement homes due to its low physical requirements. In the table from it's become an appealing game for the younger crowd who enjoy a game at their local bars or pubs.
Today, when you think of pool you think shuffleboard or vice-versa and so, Golden West Billiards has made it easy for you to own a matching set of tables. At your request, GWB will match your shuffleboard and pool table. If, you which mix things up GW provides lots of table designs to choose from.
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