The full history of shuffleboard is not known.Though there is some knowledge of its development, its actual origins, the place and date where it was first played, remain a mystery.
The game was played and gambled over by King Henry VIII of England, who prohibited commoners from playing; evidently he did not always win, as the record of royal expenses for 1532 show a payment from the Privy Purse of GB£9, ''Paid to Lord William, for he won, by the king's grace, at shovelboard'
In its goals, form and equipment, shuffleboard shares various features with many other games, including air hockey, bocce, curling, croquet, and billiards. Historically, the ancient shovelboard, about which little is known, appears to have diverged into modern shuffleboard.
Today, due to its popularity on cruise ships and in retirement homes because of its low physical fitness requirements, the deck game is often associated with the elderly, though it is increasingly popular among younger generations. Its miniaturized tabletop variant is very popular in bars and pubs.
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