When you stop in at Caves, we have a try before you buy policy. There are several tables you can try your luck at. Not only are you playing a game of skill and chance, these game tables look like beautiful pieces of furniture in your gameroom or mancave. Shuffleboard tables vary in length, usually within a 9-22-foot range, and are at least 20 inches wide. Tables are intended to be kept flat, but any given table may have its own slight concave or convex condition, adding an extra challenge. In order to decrease friction, the table is periodically sprinkled liberally with tiny, salt-like beads of silicone (often referred to as shuffleboard wax even though silicone is not a wax, or sometimes as shuffleboard sand, or shuffleboard cheese, due to its visual similarity to grated cheese). These beads act like ball bearings, letting a puck slide down the table a great distance with only a slight push. There are many different speeds of wax to choose from to match the player's skill level.