Shoving The Groat

Hilton Head Island South Carolina

As classic tavern games get replaced with electronic video machines, some old-timers still yearn for a board and weights simplicity. Played in Fifteenth-Century England by shoving a large coin across a table, it is believed how it made its way to the early colonies in America.

The game is called Shuffleboard.

Shuffleboard table
Shuffleboard table with sand
Shuffleboard table

Sliding a weight also called a puck to gain points can be played as a single match or in teams.

Shuffleboard puck

The board featured in this post is at located on Hilton Head Island at Callahans Sports Bar.

If you’re visiting the area stop by and give it a try.

Here’s a few tips from an expert-fun to watch too!