Royal Palm Shuffleboard Club | Curling without ice
Recently we spotted the opening of Royal Palm Shuffle Club in Chicago, a club located in a large old warehouse offering games of shuffleboard. It’s one of the many concepts opening lately where you go if you want to have a great night out by playing a game and have a few drinks. Whether it’s darts, ping pong or shuffleboard.
Royal Palm Shuffleboard Club | The rules
As many of us don’t even know what shuffleboard exactly is, a quick ‘how to play’ manual: the game is played with two teams with each team getting four ‘biscuits’. The goal is to get your biscuit into the scoring triangle at the other side of the court. After the 8 ‘biscuits’ have been played, the first ‘frame’ has been played. A full match is 8 frames and whoever has most points after the last frame wins the game.
Royal Palm Shuffleboard Club Chicago
The game is especially popular among groups, after a first location in New York, the club opened its second in Chicago. With 11 gleaming regulation-sized, cruise-ship-style shuffleboard courts, tropical pensioners and is played regularly on cruise ships, but with the openings of The Royal Palm Shuffleboard Clubs other target cocktails, flamingo-flocked bathrooms, a glamorously juicy roof deck, vinyl-spinning deejays, oversized board games and a resort-worthy staff, The Royal Palms is a 20,000 square foot, sun-drenched oasis that promises to keep Chicago on vacation all year long. Nice addition: a daily rotating cast of (indoor!) food trucks.
Playing games during a night out
Concepts in which ‘playing games’ is the main purpose of the evening remain popular, especially among Millenials. Last year we wrote about the rebirth of arcade games and since then we have seen many examples of concepts primarily focusing on particular games/sports. Think of the popular PingPong bars but also dart bars such as the Flight Club Darts in London, Midgetgolf – Puttshack in London, Cornhole – Bangarang in Toronto and board game bars, such as Randolph Gaming Pub in Montréal.
Website: Royal Palm Shuffleboard Club