Shove Ha'penny Boards

Shove Ha'penny Boards

The famous English pub game in which players attempt to shove old English ha'penny coins up a board so that they fall between the horizontal lines. At first glance, Shove Ha'penny appears to be simple but you can bet your bottom ha'penny that the pub locals will beat you every time...

We offer a unique range of quality Shove Ha'penny boards of various materials and types.

 

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Set of 5 old English Ha'pennies smoothed (tails side visible)

Due popular demand, we decided to produce smoothed Shove Ha'penny coins in sets of 5. These are ha'penny coins that have been sanded and polished on one side for the playing of the classic English pub game Shove Ha'penny. Made from genuine old English H...

Set of 5 old English Ha'pennies smoothed (heads side visible)

These are ha'penny coins that have been smoothed on one side for the playing of the classic English pub game Shove Ha'penny. Due popular demand, we decided to produce smoothed Shove Ha'penny coins in sets of 5. Made from genuine old English Ha'pennies, ...

Hand-made Oak Shove Ha'Penny Board

We believe that these shove Ha'penny boards are the best quality that are presently available anywhere. The Oak version of the board is made from from two or more planks of solid Oak timber beautifully finished and varnished to a allow the smooth running ...

Hand-made Mahogany Shove Ha'Penny Board

We believe that these Shove Ha'penny boards are the best quality that are presently available anywhere. This version of Shove Hapenny is made from an African hardwood of the Mahogany family using two or more planks of solid timber beautifully finished and...

Jaques Master Shove Ha'penny board

From Jaques, a less expensive Shove Ha'penny board with Mahogany veneer, inlaid bed lines and side scoring sections. The game plays just as well as Jaques main Shove Ha'penny boards but the lines delineating the beds are also veneered strips of wood. T...

Set of 5 old English ha'pennies

Due popular demand, we have made sets of real old English ha'pennies available for the play of Shove Ha'penny. These coins are unsmoothed and suitable for play on wooden polished boards. Untouched ha'penny coins will not work well on slate boards un...

The Origins of Shove Ha'penny


The important game in the ancestry of disk shoving games was the old English Tudor game of Shuffleboard or Shovelboard. The English aristocracy used to play this great game after dinner on their long dining tables although later some of the really wealthy nobles produced dedicated Shuffleobard tables. There are still one or two left that can be visited and gawped at around Wales and England, most notabley at Astley Hall in Lancashire. Players took round metal shaped weights and these were slid down the tables, with the aim of getting them as near to the other end of the table without falling off.

At some point probably around the same time, an indoor version of Shovelboard appeared. Originally called, Shove Groat and later, partly as the currency changed over time, Slide-thrift, Push-penny and finally Shove Ha'penny, the game continued to be a popular pub game. Shove Ha'penny is first documented in the 1840s. Old tables sometimes have lines inscribed into them and so when separate boards started to be made is unclear.

You can learn more about the History of Shove Ha'penny from The Online Guide to Traditional Games.

 

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