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How to Score A Game of Tabletop Shuffleboard

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A shuffleboard is a great addition to a home game room and you can play teams so everyone can get in on the fun.

Tabletop games consist of a series of frames, oftentimes in a best-of-three or best-of-five format. The length of each part of the series will depend on if you are playing singles or doubles.

Here is a quick tutorial on keeping score in a game of shuffleboard:

The scoring area is divided in to three sections:
· Closest to the edge (3 points)
· Short Middle section (2 points)
· Long Middle section (1 point)

A puck hanging over the edge of the table is worth 4 points.

After all the pucks have been shot by taking alternating turns, the points are added up. First check to see which player/team has a puck closest to the edge. Points are awarded for each puck that has gone farther than the opponents best shot. For example, if a blue puck is closest to the edge and sitting in the three-point section and a red puck is in the two-point section, the blue player will earn three points for the round and the red player will earn none.

In a singles match, the first player to earn 11 points wins the frame. A doubles team must earn 21 points to win the frame.

For more information on How to Score a Game of Shuffleboard, check out our video how-to:

 

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