Pub Games

What games would you recommend for my pub?

This depends upon what sort of pub-goers you are hoping to entertain. Locals will tend to prefer games that can be taken more seriously - that they can play each week and perhaps have a local competition or enter a league against other pubs in the area.

On the other hand, you might like to have a few games behind the bar for the interest of general visitors to the pub - or even children. There are a lot of classics that you can put behind the bar such as Shove Ha'penny, Draughts and Table Skittles. But why not have one or two more unusual games that will really pique your customer's interest?

TRADITIONAL INDOOR PUB GAMES


Name Often played seriously / competitively Typically, a Gambling game A Pub Classic Regional Good for Groups Good for Children
Table Skittles X   
X  
X X
Darts X  
X  
X  
Shove Ha'penny X  
X  
 
 
West-Country Alley Skittles X  
X West of England and S. Wales X X
Long Alley Skittles X  
 
The Midlands X  
Northamptonshire Skittles X  
 
Bedfordshire to Leicestershire X X
Ringing the Bull  
 
 
 
X X
Snooker  
 
 
 
 
 
Bar Billiards X  
X  
 
 
  Toad in the Hole X     Sussex X X
Indoor Quoits X  
 
English/Welsh border  
X

TRADITIONAL OUTDOOR PUB GAMES

Name Often played seriously / competitively Typically, a Gambling game A Pub Classic Regional Good for Groups Good for Children
Steel Quoits X  
 
Yorkshire, Suffolk, Wales, Scotland  
 
Aunt Sally X  
X Oxfordshire X  
Bat & Trap X  
 
Kent X  
Petanque, Boule Petanque X

  X  

NON-PHYSICAL TRADITIONAL PUB GAMES

Name Often played seriously / competitively Typically, a Gambling game A Pub Classic   Good for Groups Good for Children
Cribbage X  
X  
 
 
Shut the Box  
X  
 
X X
Backgammon X X X  
 
 
Draughts (Checkers)  
 
X  
 
X
Nine Mens Morris  
 
 
 
 
X
Dominoes X X X  
X X

MODERN PUB GAMES

Name Often played seriously / competitively Typically, a Gambling game A Pub Classic   Good for Groups Good for Children
American Pool X  
X  
 
 
Giant Tower  
 
 
 
X  
Table Football X  
 
 
X X

OTHER IDEAS

Name Often played seriously / competitively Typically, a Gambling game A Pub Classic   Good for Groups Good for Children
Pin Bagatelle  
 
 
 
 
X
 
Scrabble
Classic Modern Board Games  
 
 
 
 
X
Games Compendium  
 
 
 
 
 
Poker X X  
 
X  

Sjoelbak or

Dutch Shuffleboard

 
 
 
 
X X

Do Let us know if you think there's something missing from this list.

 

 



Pub Games

Pub Games

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