In shuffleboard, players shove weights across a shuffleboard playing field. Players can either play one-on-one or in teams. Players attempt to outscore each other by getting their weights further into the scoring field. The weights may either pass the opponent's weights (out-drawing) or dislodge them. There are eight weights, four red and four blue.
Players stand at the same end of the board. They take turns sliding their weights by hand on the shuffleboard. After all eight weights have been slid, the score is tallied and the round is over. The next round begins from the other end of the board. In singles matches, the first player to receive 15 points wins; in other matches the first to receive 21 points wins.
When keeping score, players count only the weights of the lead color that are ahead of the furthest of the other color. Only one side gets points in a round. Points are weighted as follows:
1. Weights on or in front of the deuce line equal 1 point.
2. Weights between the deuce line and the trey line (or on the trey line) equal 2 points.
3. Weights between the trey line and the end of the board equal 3 points.
4. Weights hanging over the end of the board (hangers) equal 4 points.
The shuffleboard playing field