“Shuffleboard is extremely popular in the US and Scandinavia, yet it’s not something that’s really touched on the public consciousness in the UK," said Andy Beresford, MD at Home Leisure Direct.

Home Leisure Direct brings Brunswick, Hudson and Hurricane Shuffleboards to UK

A new line of Shuffleboards have launched in the UK courtesy of Home Leisure Direct. 

Shuffleboard is a game popular in the US and Scandinavia and Home Leisure Direct is the sole distributor in the UK for the Brunswick, Hudson and Hurricane brands of the game.

“Shuffleboard is extremely popular in the US and Scandinavia, yet it’s not something that’s really touched on the public consciousness in the UK," said Andy Beresford, MD at Home Leisure Direct.

"It’s incredibly addictive, great fun to play and easy to get to grips with. We’re confident that as awareness of the game continues to spread, it will really take off and could potentially become as familiar sight as the traditional pub pool table.

The aim of the game is to slide disc-shaped metal objects, named ‘pucks’ or ‘weights’, down the board with enough precision that they stop in the scoring sections on the table and it has become popular in European bars and clubs.

Inspired by the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in Brooklyn, New York, the London Shuffleboard Club has just opened its doors in Shoreditch.

Beresford added: “We’re able to supply our Shuffleboards to pubs and bars as well as enthusiastic home owners thanks to our exclusive partnerships, which makes their expertly crafted and beautifully built tables easily accessible to the UK market for the first time.”

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