How to Play Shuffleboard on iMessage

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How to Play Shuffleboard on iMessage

Shuffleboard is one of the most interesting interactive games, ideal for playing on your smartphone. Fortunately, Shuffleboard is not only available on the iPhone but it can also be installed in iMessage, so you can play against your friends and family members.

If you want to learn how to play Shuffleboard in iMessage on an iPhone and win your first match, we’ll show you how in just a few steps, so let’s break it down!

How to Play Shuffleboard on iMessage on an iPhone: Step-by-Step

Preparation is super easy if you know exactly what to do to enable Shuffleboard in iMessage. It only takes a few minutes! Let’s break down the steps to get started.

Step 1: Open the App Store in iMessage

While most people go to the AppStore and search for Shuffleboard, there is a better way to do it.

Instead, open iMessage and click on the App Store button located just below the chat box. This will open the default App Store homepage, but it’s a pop-up so you will still remain in the iMessage.

How to Play Shuffleboard on iMessage
Open up the App Store in the iMessage app.


Step 2: Install GamePigeon

GamePigeon is an app developed for iMessage. It allows you to play Shuffleboard within iMessage against your friends who also use iMessage.

Use the search function in the AppStore to find GamePigeon and install it on your iPhone.

After that, look for the GamePigeon icon in the iMessage slider bar and click on it. This will open a pop-up window with a game selection. Shuffleboard will be in the third row.

How to Play Shuffleboard on iMessage
Install GamePigeon.


Step 3: Play Shuffleboard

Once you’ve found Shuffleboard, you can add it to your iMessage chat by clicking on its icon.

Send the iMessage invitation to the person you want to play with so you both can see the Shuffleboard game in the chat thread.

When you click on the invitation, you and your contact will pair up and start a game. Don’t forget that you need to send the Shuffleboard game invitation to your contact’s iMessage in order for both of you to participate in the game.

Since the rules integrate into the app, you don’t have to worry about keeping score yourself, but it’s good to know the rules of the game and goals so you know what to do to win against your friends.

How to Play Shuffleboard on iMessage
Click on Shuffleboard and send the invitation to your friend in your message thread.


What to Do if You Don’t See the Sliding Bar in the iMessage Chat

One of the most common problems is that iPhone users don’t see the slider bar where the AppStore and GamePigeon icons are located.

When you open iMessage and don’t see the slider bar, there is a gray App Store icon to the left of the chat box that opens the slider menu. The sliding menu is a small pop-up window at the bottom of the screen where you can slide between apps, and select the App Store to download apps or open GamePigeon to play Shuffleboard.

Wrapping Up

Shuffleboard is one of the best games you can play on a smartphone because the Shuffleboard’s table fits perfectly on the screen. Playing it against your friends is also much smoother and easier with digitized rules, and it only takes a few minutes to find and install GamePigeon to start your first Shuffleboard game.

Remember that you must stay connected to Wi-Fi or a mobile network to continue playing, and if you lose the connection, you’ll lose the game and have to start a new one.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Shuffleboard game free to play using iMessage?

Yes, Shuffleboard is free to play thanks to the GamePigeon app that integrates it into iMessage and allows contacts to pair up for a match.

How to start a new match of Shuffleboard?

To start a new Shuffleboard match, open GamePigeon, select Shuffleboard, and send the invitation to your friend in your iMessage thread. When both contacts open the invitation, a new Shuffleboard game will begin.

Do you need an internet connection to use iMessage?

Yes, you need to be connected to Wi-Fi or have data to use the cellular network. Otherwise, you might lose connection and a match progress would get lost.

How many Shuffleboard matches can you play using iMessage?

You can play as many matches as you wish, but keep in mind that you will need one of your contacts who also uses an iPhone to participate since Shuffleboard from GamePigeon can’t be played alone.

Is GamePigeon free?

Yes, GamePigeon is free and there is no upsell or ads inside of the app either, so you can really get to enjoy Shuffleboard and other available games.

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