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.

Masters Tournament Dutch Shuffleboard (Beech Sjoelbak with disks)

A Sjoelbak is the game board used for the game of Sjoelen or Dutch Shuffleboard - a disk sliding game that has long been played enthusiastically in Holland at family events, recreationally and competitively. Now Sjoelen is becoming increasingly popula...

Masters Club Dutch Shuffleboard (Beech Sjoelbak with concave disks)

This is a quality family Sjoelbak board for playing the Dutch traditional game Sjoelen - also known as Dutch Shuffleboard. Our Club Sjoelbak board is produced by a reliable European factory with a tradition in wooden games and toys. The Club Dutch Shu...

Heemskerk Tournament Dutch Shuffleboard (Sjoelbak with 30 disks)

Also known as Dutch Shuffleboard and Sjoelen, Sjoelbak is a game of Dutch origin and consists of each player being given three chances to slide the disks along the two metre (6.5 feet) table in an attempt to get them through 4 arches numbered 1 to 4 at th...

Heemskerk Folding Dutch Shuffleboard (Sjoelbak with 30 disks)

The folding Heemskerk board is a two-piece hardwood board, identical to their tournament board but with a hinged central crosspiece. The folding Sjoelbak has a sustainable African hardwood frame with a marine ply playing surface and is robustly screwed to...

Hand-made Solid Oak Dutch Shuffleboard (Sjoelbak)

A superbly crafted hand-made Dutch Shuffleboard (Sjoelbak) constructed from solid Oak with a Pine playing surface. Sjoelen or Dutch Shuffleboard is a game from the low countries - in Dutch, a Sjoelen board is called a Sjoelbak. It's a fantastic famil...

Set 32 tournament (concave) Masters Dutch Shuffleboard (Sjoelbak) disks

The Dutch Shuffleboard disks we sell here are superior tournament disks. They are slightly concave and therefore slide significantly more smoothly than flat sjoelbak disks. Each Shuffleboard piece is 2 inches diameter, 1/2 inch high (51mm diameter, 13mm ...

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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