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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. Come try out your skills over at The Owyhee, they have a full size Shuffleboard Table in the main Lobby! #TheWatercooler #Shuffleboard #Lovewhereyoulive #ComePlay #Boise

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  • 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.

Come try out your skills over at The Owyhee, they have a full size Shuffleboard Table in the main Lobby! #TheWatercooler  #Shuffleboard #Lovewhereyoulive #ComePlay #Boise
  • Illumibrate Light & Colour Festival is an awe-inspiring evening of colour, lights, and community engagement at JUMP on March 2. 
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The Weems are hoping to breathe a little life back into this location that they say has so much potential.
The idea to start Calle (street in Spanish) 75 began in 2008. Mike says he went to one of Rosie's family parties and was blown away by the food.

The couple started a small scale Mexican food service in Hailey, Idaho and started doing regular business to Boise in 2011.
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The new location will be a fully operational restaurant where customer can sit down, eat, and enjoy a drink from the bar.
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They invested in a volcanic stone corn grinder to make masa and tortillas from scratch.
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