• 1.

    With an adult, choose a large, outdoor paved area that is clean, safe, and free from traffic. Use a Chalk ‘n Roll to draw a rectangle about 40 feet (12 m) long and 5 feet (1.5 m) wide.

  • 2.

    Draw a triangle at each end that is about 8 feet (2.5 m) high, with the points toward the middle of the court. Draw two lines equally spaced horizontally across the triangles, dividing them into thirds.

  • 3.

    With Sidewalk Chalk, write a point value of 10 in the small triangle at the top of each larger triangle.

  • 4.

    Draw a line from the base of each small triangle down to the bottom of the larger triangles, bisecting the remainder of the triangles into four sections. Label these sections top to bottom, 8, 8 and 7, 7.

  • 5.

    Draw a line about 3 feet (1 m) from the tip of each triangle horizontally across the center of the court.

  • 6.

    Draw a shooting box at the base of each triangle as long as the court is wide. Mark a space for recording points.

  • 7.

    Players find fallen sticks about as tall as they are to use for cues. Use rocks as discs (also called weights).

  • 8.

    Traditionally, two to four players stand in the shooting box behind one end of the court. Each team has four discs, placed in a straight line across the end. Agree on how many points will be considered a game.

  • 9.

    Teams take turns pushing their discs toward the opposite scoring area. Players try to land discs inside the scoring areas. If a disc does not pass the second line it is considered "dead" and removed from play. Discs must be completely within an area to ea

  • 10.

    Players also try to hit opponents’ discs out of scoring areas.

  • 11.

    When all eight discs are played, add up and record points. Play then continues from that end. Game is over when a player or team reaches the agreed-upon number of points.


  • For discs, try hockey pucks, rocks, or small cardboard boxes filled with sand and taped shut.
  • Try using brooms, hockey sticks, or croquet mallets to push the discs.
  • For solo play, make half of the court. Track the largest amount of points for four discs.
  • Shuffleboard courts can look however you imagine them to be. Design your own unique court. Make an elaborate, themed court with a Crayola Sidewalk Paint Sprayer and/or Super Brush.