Picking the Best Shuffleboard Table for your Bar

Shuffleboard tables are one of the best investments you can make when deciding the layout of your bar’s entertainment area. After its comeback in the late 80s, shuffleboard has rapidly gained ground, especially in drinking establishments. The increased popularity of the game brought with it a surge of manufacturers that wanted to enter into the market.

They soon realized that the game tables for indoor shuffleboarding could be changed and modified to fit different needs and user bases. Size and materials could be combined and switched to be made perfect for bars, pubs, professional tournament spaces, and even in the average home.

To sort through the tables available on the market and select the ideal shuffleboard table for your bar, keep your price range, size, and structural materials in mind.

Pristine View from the End of a Shuffleboard

Imagine letting your patrons have this beautiful view – By Chris Pimlott (Own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0, or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0] via Wikimedia Commons

Selecting the Size of Your Shuffleboard Table

Your shuffleboard table won’t be very popular if there’s not enough space for players to move comfortably. Luckily, unlike billiards tables, shuffleboard tables only need to have ample space on the two sides the competitors are standing in.

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A Tour at Hudson Shuffleboard Headquarters

Showroom at Hudson Headquarters

Hudson Shuffleboard Facility Visit

The name “Hudson” rings a bell in everyone’s mind in the shuffleboard community but what you might not know is the power, passion, and respect that comes vitally linked to the Hudson name. At Shuffleboard.net, we have a great history of close partnership with the makers of the high quality Hudson Shuffleboard Tables, but it was not until recently that we had come to truly and personally understand the depth and emotional connection the employees at Hudson pour into each and every one of their products.

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Starting at the very core of each table lie the raw materials that support the end results’ greatness. Hudson doesn’t take any shortcuts, beginning their tasks with 100% All-American domestic wood, which is then taken in by dedicated artisans, well skilled in their trade. It was mesmerizing. The focus granted to the refined details is painstakingly given; no inch was left unattended or unobserved. The words we have presented you with in the past, speaking of the perfection of their hand carved tables were proven irrevocably true; perhaps even falling short.

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Will Hudson: Founder of Hudson Shuffleboards

No one speaks with integrity and determination quite like the owner of Hudson Shuffleboards, Will Hudson. Not only does he work hard to appoint employees with great talent, he oversees the fashioning of each wooden creation that leaves the fold. He believes in hard work and steadfast attentiveness, giving each of his tables the tender love and care that only a master craftsman and a proud father can understand.
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Shuffleboard Pro-Tips: What about Thickness?

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One of the most important things a shuffleboard expert should keep an eye out for is the thickness of the playing field. Serious players will begin to notice that even the most reliable boards will get dents and dings after repeated victories.

The disks sliding along the sand, the sound of the weights on the glass gives each player that satisfying feeling that can only come from a well-kept playing field. The thickness of a shuffleboard has a major consequence on the upkeep of your field and the enjoyment of your game.

Bennet Shuffleboard Table

The Bennet Shuffleboard Table – $8,288.00

When buying…

It’s important to understand the labels or descriptions of the shuffleboard tables that you’re buying. There are a few qualities that are almost always present. One aspect that you should really be looking for whenever you’re searching for the perfect model is the thickness of the wooden slabs.

HANDY FACT: The most contemporary shuffleboard tables have a thickness of 3”, which is a pretty good number to take as a rule of thumb.
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Product Spotlight: Metro Shuffleboard by Hudson

Made by Hudson, the Metro Shuffleboard Table is a sleek and contemporary addition to any game room or office. If you’re looking to modernize any space and bring table shuffleboard back into the spotlight where it belongs, the Metro Shuffleboard Table will be the perfect fit for you.

Hudson Metro Shuffleboard Table

The Hudson Metro Shuffleboard table is available in 9 foot – 12 foot sizes for both indoor and outdoor spaces.

The Metro Shuffleboard has been one of the several key names in shuffleboard all over the world. With a long-standing experience in customer service and quality client satisfaction, Hudson has created a one-of-a-kind and timeless product in the Metro Shuffleboard Table. Continue reading

Tips on Where to Place a Shuffleboard Table

Knowing where to place and how much room you need for your furniture is a crucial part in maintaining a stylish designed home. Tabletop gamers, for example, must arrange furniture to make their playing space a focus or accessory to a room. If you’re a shuffleboard player, you must carefully plan out the spacing and location of your table to make it aesthetically pleasing yet practical so you have enough room for normal game play.

Shuffleboard table pucks close up

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How Big Are Shuffleboard Tables?

The average shuffleboard table is generally between 16 and 20 inches wide, allowing players to stand comfortably at each end. As for length, the table can range from between 9 to 22 feet in length. Not to mention the additional room needed for players to stand on the ends and walk around the table.
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5 Must-Have Shuffleboard Accessories

So you bought yourself a shuffleboard table but you’re looking to enhance your playing experience. Maybe you’re a beginner and only have your basic table and pucks. Maybe you’re a pro focused on the finer details of game play. Regardless of your skill level, there are accessories every player must have to improve their game.

1. Scoring Mechanism

Whether you prefer the classic abacus scorer or a modern digital counter, visually keeping track of your win is a convenient way to reflect your points. Adding a scoring mechanism to your shuffleboard table is one of the easiest ways to make you feel like a pro in a tournament. There are a variety of options when it comes to scoring mechanism.

Abacus Scorers

Abacus Scorers – $59.00

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Hudson Shuffleboard Tables: Brand Spotlight

When you hear the name Will Hudson, you might only think of American baseball powerhouses the New York Mets or the Cincinnati Reds. However, Will Hudson is also the man behind one of the fastest growing shuffleboard table manufacturers in the world: Hudson Shuffleboard Tables.

As a professional baseball player Hudson was able to travel throughout the United States, from our big cities to our small towns. While travelling Hudson noticed something, a lack of shuffleboard tables and a lack of individuals enjoying a historically significant sport. This led Hudson to create a company dedicated to handcrafted, USA made, affordable shuffleboard tables.

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History of Hudson Shuffleboard Tables

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Hudson shuffleboard tables offer both timeless designs and tables with a modern and unique twist. The wide variety of Hudson styles ensures you’ll be able to find a table that seamlessly matches your existing decor. While Hudson is big on style, they never skimp on quality. Hudson shuffleboard tables are used in professional tournaments as well as in homes and bars across the US by hardcore shuffleboard enthusiasts.

Hudson Metro Shuffleboard Table

Want to play the classic game of shuffleboard with a modern edge? Meet Hudson’s Metro Shuffleboard Table $6,599.00

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Venture Shuffleboard: Brand/Manufacturer Spotlight

Heritage. Legacy. Tradition. Each of these words represent both the American way and the American small business. Venture Shuffleboard Tables are a prime example of the kind of quality and dedication to craftsmanship that emerge when a company commits itself to honoring American heritage, family legacies, and shuffleboard traditions.

First started in 1997, Venture launched with one goal: To create superior American made shuffleboards tables that honor the history of shuffleboard gaming in the US through vintage-inspired designs and unwavering attention to detail. Venture did not only set their sights on the professional shuffleboard world. Their desire to be the best shows through in the amatuer world as well, giving the average player access to unparalleled handmade quality and elegant styling. The Grand Deluxe is just one of many Venture tables. Its design is recognizable to shuffleboard players across the US and has been around since the 1930s.

Venture Grand Deluxe Shuffleboard Table

A True Throwback, The Grand Deluxe starts at $5,395.

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Shuffleboard Table Care and Maintenance

Being a responsible shuffleboard owner means knowing how to care for your table. For many, a shuffleboard table is an investment and we believe this investment should be protected. Recently, we received an email with questions about proper shuffleboard table and care, maintenance, and cleaning instructions. This is a great topic that everyone needs to know about.

Playcraft Woodbridge Shuffleboard Table

9′ Espresso Playcraft Woodbridge Shuffleboard Table. Only $1,250.00 with Fast and Free Shipping!

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