How To Play Shuffle Board > Knock Off
How To Play
The team without the hammer shoots first. The other team shoots second. Players continue to alternate shooting until all 4 weights of each team’s color are used. At this time, points are counted and play continues from the opposite end. The team which scored points on the previous round must shoot first on the next round. If no points are scored on the preceding round (e.g., all weights are knocked off) than the hammer changes. In other words, the team that had the hammer during the round where no points were scored must shoot first the next round. Play continues in this manner until one team reaches the designated points (typically is 15-points).
Only one team scores in a round.
The team which has their weight closest to the end of the board scores. All of their weights which are ahead of their opponent’s deepest weight (closest to the end of the board) are added together for the score for that round.
A weight scores 1-point if it is located between the designated foul line (most commonly being the “short foul line”) and the “2” line.
Weights completely across the “2” or “3” line count 2-points or 3-points, respectively. To judge if a weight is completely over the line it should be viewed from above (i.e., look down over the top of the weight. Again, the entire weight must be over the line for it to count as the next higher point value. You should be able to see some wood between the line and the weight.
If any portion of the weight is hanging over the end of the board is called a “hanger” and counts 4-points. Close calls can be checked by holding a weight so the top of a weight is along the back end of the board. The weight is then slid along the back end of the board. If it hits the “disputed” hanger the weight is indeed hanging and is worth 4-points instead of 3-points.