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Rules for Playing Shuffle-Board on Steamships - 1910

Passengers Playing Suffle Board at Sea.

The photograph above shows the way in which the sailors lay out the diagram in chalk on the deck of the vessel. The game gives exercise, and several parties are usually playing at the same time. The paraphernalia, which is simple. consists of weights which are Pushed by sticks, as shown in our engraving.

Each one plays in turn, and nothing is scored until the finish of the round. when the players are credited with the number of points marked in the squares occupied by their weights.

The piece of an opponent may be struck out of the square altogether. Should one of the weights remain in the apsidal at the bottom, marked "minus 10;' this is deducted from the player's score.

In order to win, the player must score exactly 50 points ; all over that number are subtracted from .50. Thus, if a player scores the 46 and he scored 8 points more, 4 would be added to make his count 50 and 4 would be deducted, which would thus leave a score of 46. Sailors are always glad to give details as to playing ring toss and other games.

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1910 Travel Guide by Scientifc American

Travel Guide Topical Index

Express Package Rates

Fees At Private Houses In England

Fees Paid by Passengers on Steamships and Ocean Liners

Foreign Customs - A Note To Passengers Of Steamships

Funds Needed On Board For Voyage

Getting the "Sea Legs" - Learning to Walk on a Steamship

The Popular Gymnasium on Steamships and Ocean Liners

Hand Baggage, Etc.

How To Carry Funds For Your Voyage

How To Get To Hoboken

Independent Tours



Laundry Work

Lowest Transatlantic Ocean Rates

Meal Hours At Sea

Memoranda For The Year 1910

Memoranda For The Year 1911

Miscellaneous Gleanings and Facts - 1910 Travel Guide

Miscellaneous Service

Money By Telegraph

Music and Concerts for Passengers


Ocean Stop-Over at Ports of Call Around the World

Passengers' Quarters


Personally Conducted Tours

Pier Permits

Preliminary Reading And Guide Books

Reading Matter - Books and Magazines

Rules for Playing Shuffle-Board

Seasickness on Journeys on Steamships and Ocean Liners

Season And Climate

Seats At Table

Second Cabin Accommodations

Sending Cablegrams On Landing

Sending Letters Abroad

Smoking Room

Steamer Chairs

Steamer Rugs

Steamer Trunks

Steamship Company Checks

Steerage Accommodations

Terminal Ports and Ports of Call of Principal Transatlantic Steamships / Ocean Liners

The Pools (Parimutuel Betting) on a Steamship Or Ocean Liner

Thermometer Scales

The Sea Post Office

Third Class Accomodations


Transporting Valuables On Steamships

Visiting Steamships

What To Pack For Your Voyage

What To Pack For Your Voyage

Wireless Information

Wireless Telegraphy

Writing Materials and Typwriters