Shuffle Bowling

Game Rules

Player receives two hockey pucks and tries to knock over miniature bowling pins. Player wins if all the bowling pins are knocked over.

Game Description

This game consists of a box with small bowling pins and two hockey pucks. When the game is played the bowling pins will flip over when hit, and rest on a wooden dowel. When the player is finished, the bowling pins are flipped back for an instant reset.
The base of the game is made of 3/4″ plywood, measuring 59″ long and 16″ wide.
Each side of this game has two different sized boards. The side boards in the back (with the bowling pins) are 18″ long and 5.5″ high. Two holes are drilled, a little larger than 3/4″, to accommodate the metal pipe to hold the bowling pins. The holes are 9″ from the back and 1″ from the top. The front corner of this board is cut off 45 degrees at the top (see pictures). The front side boards each measure 42″ long and are 2.5″ high.
The back pine board is 16″ long and 5.5″ high. The front corners of these boards are also cut off 45 degrees at the top (see pictures).
The front edging piece (shown as red in the pictures) is 16″ long and is 3/4′ x 3/4″.
The metal pipe is 18″ long and 3/4″ wide. It is held on by two 3/4″ end caps.
The wooden bowling pins are attached to the metal pipe with cable ties.
When the bowling pins are hit and flip over, they land on a wooden dowel that prevents them from flipping completely over. This wooden dowel is 3/4″ thick and 16″ long.
It is held in place by two wooded brackets, which are attached to the inside of the game, and have holes in them to place the wooden dowel (see pictures). The enter of these wooden brackets is 11.75″ from the back and 1.25″ from the top.
The bowling pins are 5″ in height and will need to be painted.
Two hockey pucks are needed for this game.

Material List

  • One 4′ x 8′ sheet of plywood
  • One 6″ board that is 6′ in length
  • One 3″ pine board that is 8″ in length
  • One 3″ pine board that is 6″ in length
  • One 3/4″ x 3/4″ pine board that is 16″ in length
  • One 3/4″ metal pipe 18″ long
  • Two end caps for above
  • One wooden 3/4″ dowel 16″ long
  • One package of 8″ cable ties
  • Five small bowling pins – available from carnival supply companies
  • Two hockey pucks, available from sporting goods or toy stores




















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Hey Jack, Thanks so much.

My 7 year old daughter just climbed on my lap and we watched some of your videos together.

There are some games I know I could do in time for my son's birthday.

Love it!

Jill M