According to the dictionary a Shovelboard is ‘A board on which a game is played, by pushing or driving pieces of metal or money to reach certain marks; also, the game itself.’
How far do you think you could ‘shove’ it? Could you reach the end of this table?
On the right you see the world’s longest table, and on the left there is a modern day 6′ table by way of contrast. There’s a little more information here. Frankly, I think I need to build up my muscles a little before I can tackle even the one on the right. Imagine, though, the right hand table is made from one length of wood. Amazing!