Sjoelen Equipment

Sjoelen Equipment

A Sjoelbak is the board used for a game of Dutch origin known as Dutch Shuffleboard or Sjoelen. Sjoelen consists of each player being given three chances to slide the disks along the long two metre (6.5 feet) table in an attempt to get them through 4 arches at the other end. The twist that makes the game particularly engrossing, is that players have to aim at the low scores as well as the high ones because each set of 4 disks in 4 compartments scores double.....

Dutch Shuffleboard comes into its own at family get-togethers where it can be enjoyed by four year olds upwards but is also a game of great skill that is played competitively in Holland, Belgium and Germany.

 
 

Dutch Shuffleboard Hire
Masters Traditional Games is also in touch with a company who organise and run group Dutch Shuffleboard tournaments throughout the UK. They offer free hire of boards. This might be of particular interest to Social Secretaries (i.e. PTA's, Churches, Golf Clubs, Leisure Centres, Village Halls etc.). For more information, please email us.

Heemskerk Tournament Sjoelbak | Sjoelen | Dutch Shuffleboard

Heemskerk Tournament Dutch Shuffleboard (Sjoelbak with 30 disks)

Heemskerk Tournament Sjoelbak (Sjoelen, Dutch shuffleboard) A robust & well-constructed board made in light-coloured wood, with tournament disks

Heemskerk Folding Sjoelbak | Folding Dutch Shuffleboard

Heemskerk Folding Dutch Shuffleboard (Sjoelbak with 30 disks)

Heemskerk Folding Sjoelbak (Sjoelen, Dutch shuffleboard). A robust hardwood board with marine ply playing surface, with 30 tournament (concave) disks

Sjoelbak, Dutch shuffleboard disks

Set 32 Masters Dutch Shuffleboard (Sjoelbak) concave disks

Spare Sjoelbak (Dutch shuffleboard) disks. Tournament sjoelbak disks from Heemskerk and Masters

Tournament Dutch Shuffleboard - Beech Sjoelbak, tournament disks

Masters Tournament Dutch Shuffleboard (Beech Sjoelbak with disks)

Masters Games Tournament Dutch Shuffleboard for Sjoelen. Top quality Sjoelbak game from beech with tournament disks. Immediate dispatch

Club Dutch Shuffleboard - Beech Sjoelbak for families and clubs

Masters Club Dutch Shuffleboard (Beech Sjoelbak)

Masters Games Club Dutch Shuffleboard for Sjoelen. Quality Sjoelbak game from beech for clubs and domestic use. Immediate dispatch

Hand-made solid Oak Sjoelbak, Dutch shuffleboard

Hand-made Solid Oak Dutch Shuffleboard (Sjoelbak)

Premium hand-made Sjoelbak for Sjoelen or Dutch shuffleboard. Stunning game made from solid natural Oak wood. Beautiful to look at; superb to play

The Origin of Sjoelbak


The old English Tudor game of Shuffleboard or Shovelboard has been credited by some as being the ancestor of Sjoelbak but this seems unlikely. Shovelboard involved players sliding metal disks down a table aiming to get them as near to the end without toppling over the edge. While Sjoelbak is also a disk sliding game, the board, disks and objective are quite different. A similar game is still played in America but the old game which was played largely by the aristocracy had pretty much died out in England before 1800.

In Holland, the game of Sjoelbak first appeared around the time of 1900 and it is still a very popular game in Holland, Belgium and Germany.

You can learn more about the History of Sjoelbak from the Online Guide to Traditional Games.

 

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