The history of the shuffleboard spans over 500 years with its origins being traced back to Medieval England. During the 15th Century, English people, from peasants to the aristocracy, to the English King himself, would slide English coins down the tops of tables with the object of the game being to get the coin to stop as near to the edge of the table as possible. The game would become increasingly more structured as the years went on and the game adopted several different names and modifications. The Upper Classes had beautifully built tables created for the game and an elaborate system of scoring was established. Points were determined by markings on the table and specified numbers of points were awarded based on where the coin came to rest on the table. In the 17th century as English settlers came to the United States, the game of shuffleboard would cross the ocean with them. The game was immediately well liked and its popularity continued to grow into the 18th and 19th centuries. During the second half of the 19th century, shuffleboards were increasingly being found in homes, and wealthy families were buying beautifully built, hand crafted tables. By 1904, shuffleboards were found in pubs and taverns all throughout the United States. The Great Depression of the 1930's greatly affected many restaurants, pubs, and taverns, as people no longer had the money to eat out. As a result, dining tables were replaced with shuffleboards tables in hopes of attracting customers. It is during these years that many shuffleboard leagues were formed, and their popularity continue to rise well into the post depression years. Shuffleboard popularity soared during the Second World War, particularly amongst troops passing through towns and ports in the United States and Europe by the thousands. The game experienced a slight dip in popularity during the 1960's as a result of disputes amongst various shuffleboard leagues. Into the 1970's and onwards, the sport however continued to have a group of devoted followers who have kept the sport alive. Shuffleboard experienced yet another revival in the 90's, and this revival has continued to extend and strengthen to present day. There are now more than one million shuffleboards in use in North America today which speaks to the enduring nature of this unique, entertaining, and evidently timeless game.

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Winston 14' shuffleboard

Entertaining, challenging and fun with timeless elegance. What more needs to be said about the Winston 14 foot Shuffleboard. The shuffleboard playing...

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