Knock Off – The Standard Shuffleboard Game
To play an exciting indoor or outdoor shuffleboard game, rules exist for you to follow. These organize the game and encourage fair play. Here are the rules for Knock Off – one of the most common ways to play shuffleboard.
How to Play
It is a good practice for players of shuffleboard table games to shake hands as a sign of sportsmanship. Afterward, they toss a coin as the basis of who plays first. Teams for blue and red hold weighted pucks on the playing field. Taking alternate turns, each team player moves the puck over the shuffleboard table surface. The goal is for the puck to reach a position nearest the end of the table. That is while staying inside the playing field surface.
As part of the rules of shuffleboard, you can hit the opponent’s puck while sliding yours on the table. The puck of the other team can go to the alley as your puck enters the zone for a higher score.
1. A round is complete when all eight pucks move on the playing field. After a round, the puck that is nearest to the end of the table gets points. Other conditions to have a score are when the puck is on the table and above the foul line.
2. For a game that has two players, the one who has a total of 15 points wins! In a doubles game with four players, 21 points are the final score for the winner!
3. A singles game allows a player to visit the opposite end of the table and see where the pucks are. When it is a doubles game, however, the rules of shuffleboard want players for the same team to stand across each other from each end. Pucks slide on opposite ends alternately. Players have 2 games together and they gather the scores. Curiosity for the puck position comes from the teammate.
4. In the scenario that a puck stays over the table edge, the score is 4. When a piece lands in one of the scoring zones, the player receives the corresponding points as 1, 2, or 3. For the instance that it touches a line, follow the lowest zone score.
5. Removal of 1 point occurs on certain conditions:
- Hands that rub over the playing field surface
- Holding your puck during an opponent’s turn
- A player’s lower body goes beyond the edge of the table
- Concrete shuffleboard rules want the hands away from the table during a game
- While a game is ongoing, touching gutter pucks as this can cause table vibration
- Standing near the table and interfering with a rival’s turn.
These concrete shuffleboard rules exist for an organized and exciting game!