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Nelly G
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10
Jan 2013
One of the best sports board games I've played.
2013-01-02
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10
Sep 2013
It plays fast and fun. You don't really have to be a fan of hockey nor know the strategies except to understand hockey terminology and to play the hand of card dealt to you to score and keep your opponent from scoring. The key to winning is in the cards and some luck!
2013-09-12
Owned
Rich Skinner
South Korea
Busan
Busan
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10
Dec 2014
Owned
Kraven Nightangel
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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10
Mar 2015
Owned
Hans Larsen
Canada
Regina
Saskatchewan
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9.5
Jan 2015
Fantastic hockey game for anyone. I love the poker hand feel to it and the easy of learning how to play. The components are really quite good. It would be nice to see them come out with some NHL team logo pucks in the future. I would recommend this game to anyone
2009-12-07
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Dmitry G
Russia
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9.5
Nov 2011
Very fun and easy to play. Wonderful game for two players.
2011-11-22
Owned
Chris Cieslik
United States
Arlington
Massachusetts
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9
Jul 2007*
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Sam Healey
United States
Homestead
Florida
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9
Sep 2007*
A simple and incredibly fun hockey-themed card game. Really captures the feel of an ice-hockey game. A must have for any hockey fan!
2007-09-23*
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Michael Cadieux
United States
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma
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9
Feb 2009*
Love this game. Sure, the cards have to go your way, but timely play of what you have in your hand makes it pretty tense for the most part. I play this with my wife and it usually goes down to the wire. Love the Hockey theme. Not a difficult game and it plays quickly.
2009-02-25
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Jerry Wilkinson
United States
New Castle
Indiana
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9
Mar 2014
Owned
Mike Zenflux
Finland
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9
Jul 2014
Owned
Mark Wilder
United States
Evanston
Illinois
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8.5
Sep 2008*
[>5 plays] This is a clever little hockey game. Each "play" is based on the boring game of war, but it's got some strategy to it because of multiple cards to choose from. Knowing when to play the small cards and when to bring out the big guns is important. The "ice breaker" spaces make for some free plays. Your dwindling cards (you don't refill until a "stoppage" or you run out of cards) simulate a tired line. The deck is your "clock" (for a longer game, go through the deck twice per period). The "choose your team" option is also quite nice; it gives you the ability to make big goals if you can use them at the right time (and sometimes you can't).

There are also rules to play multiple cards, such as pairs and trips, to beat a single card (unless that card is a team logo card, which beats everything but power hands). Power hands are five-card combinations (straight, full house, four of a kind, flush) that result in an instant goal. They're very rare in the base game, but the "all star" rules on the publisher's website make for more hand management in the game.

It's not a perfect game, but it's a very fun game. I'm a big hockey fan, so that might bias my view. Please see my full review for more details: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/120062

METRICS THAT DON'T NECESSARILY AFFECT OVERALL RATING:
Weight: (Very light) (Very Heavy)
Conflict: (No Conflict) (Lots of Conflict)
Luck v. Strategy: (Luck-Heavy) (Purely Strategy)
Theme: (Abstract) (Lots of Theme)
Interaction: (Little Interaction) (Lots of Interaction)
Learning Curve: (Easy to learn) (Hard to learn)

METRICS THAT MAY AFFECT OVERALL RATING:
Component Quality: (Cheapish bits) (Awesome bits)
Fun Factor: (I think it's no fun) (I think it's LOTS of fun)
Value for the Money: (A waste) (Worth it)
2007-10-29*
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Patrick Havert
United States
Brandon
Florida
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Oct 2009*
Out of several hockey games I own, this one is the best. Maybe not the deepest game in the world, but fun and playable. A step lower than Strat-o-matic in complexity, makes up for it with fun interaction and speed of play.
2006-06-06*
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Gene Vogel
United States
Shakopee
Minnesota
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8
Nov 2006*
Rulebook could use some work - fun to play once you muddle through it. Need to rewrite it and add info from All Star sheet.
2006-11-11*
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Eddie
United States
WPB
Florida
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8
Mar 2007*
Fun game. Fast action. Great theme.
2007-03-31*
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Mitch Gokis
Canada
Ottawa
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8
May 2010
Great game. Not quite as good as Card Football, but really feels like hockey.
2007-07-12*
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Calvin Daniels
Canada
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8
Apr 2009*
looks fun, great card quality, looking forward to it. brole it out first night, two quick games on opening night of NHL playoffs. Great game, simple to learn, quick, fun. Close games, got down 4-1 and got two late goals of 'team cards"to make it close, Next to rod/table hockey, best hockey game I have played.
2009-04-16
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Darren Thompson
United Kingdom
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8
Mar 2008*
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Casey Huebner
United States
Washington
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8
Dec 2007*
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Alex Klages
Canada
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8
Jan 2008*
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Jimmy Liang
United States
Roswell
Georgia
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8
Feb 2008*
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Ice Hensley
United States
Denver
Colorado
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8
Jul 2009*
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perry wijnhoven
Netherlands
Nuenen
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8
Oct 2008*
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United States
Nebraska
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8
Feb 2009*
What a great, simple, yet fun game. This is to War what Jungle Speed is to Slapjack.
2009-03-03
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Jim Black
United States
Moraine
Ohio
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8
Mar 2009*
Owned
Sky Bison
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8
Jun 2009*
Climbing game with Hockey overlay for theme, it works. Not a bad game once you learn it. Rules need to be written better. Learning Rules (espec. timing rules) can take some effort ... Might not want to over emphasize the Poker part when luring players... as it can be struggle for poker purists who like to just play poker when they play poker to play hockey and a climbing game while they try to figure out where the poker comes into it.
2009-06-13
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Todd Adair
United States
Barrington
New Jersey
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8
Apr 2010
Fast paced and a great card/sports game.
A great lunch game with anyone who likes sports and cards.
2009-06-22
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Siegfried Steurer
Austria
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8
Jan 2013
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Carol Dufour
Canada
st-jerome
quebec
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8
Oct 2010
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 4 players
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2011-08-23
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Fred Methot
Canada
SAINTE-JULIE
QUEBEC
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8
Nov 2014
Fun beer & pretzel game, I can play this with anyone, very small learning curve and pretty fun!
2014-11-04
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A. Pettingale
United Kingdom
Ipswich
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8
Nov 2010
Owned
Adam V
United States
Pennsylvania
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8
Jun 2012
Owned
David Duggan
United States
Golden
Colorado
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8
Feb 2014
Owned
Darryl Shannon
Canada
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8
Mar 2015
Owned
Francis Desjardins
Canada
Repentigny
Québec
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7.7
Dec 2010
Owned
S G
United States
Essex Junction
Vermont
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7.5
Dec 2010
Great fun....with just the right playing time. Even my 4-yo plays this; we just use the numeric cards and a few other simplifications...it's helped him learn the concept of "greater than" and he knows how to decide who won based on the cards and move the puck accordingly. Manages to "feel" like hockey to quite a surprising degree...
2008-06-20*
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Jason Monroe
United States
St Louis
Missouri
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7.5
Jun 2013
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Kristen McCarty
United States
Pennsylvania
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7.5
Sep 2009*
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Sam
Canada
Vancouver
BC
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7.5
Feb 2011
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Jimmy G
United States
Buffalo
New York
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7.5
Nov 2011
My wife and I like to play this together. The game has a great hockey theme; integrating elements like face-offs, line changes, penalties, break aways, etc. If you enjoy hockey, I recommend picking this up. It's a nice, light card game with relatively easy rules. If you're looking for a deep, strategy game, this is definitly not for you. My only real complaint is that the instructions aren't written very well.
2011-11-05
Owned
Canada
Ottawa
ON
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7.5
Dec 2013
Surprisingly good game. Many details of hockey rules are represented here, with a little strategy involved. The game is a tad long to me, but nothing too bad.
2013-12-15
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Jesse Schellenberg
Canada
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7.5
Jun 2015
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Rob White
United States
Richmond
Virginia
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7.4
Mar 2013
May 19th, '09: Simple little card game that plays a 20-minute hockey game. Has good bad and forth action that feels a bit like a hockey game would. Bought it for my 7 year-old son's b-day and we've enjoyed it. Surprise is that my wife enjoys it too. Very happy with the purchase. A bit tough to find.
2009-05-19
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Guido Fantoni
Italy
Scarperia
Unspecified
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7.1
May 2009*
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Alberto Rivera
United States
Erie
Pennsylvania
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7
Jul 2006*
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Soshua Jendel
United States
Lino Lakes
MN
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7
Mar 2007*
This game was very easy to learn and has alternate Modes to fit everyones liking. You can play by refilling every turn or not. Very light, filler game.
2007-03-30*
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Roy Stephens
United States
San Jose
California
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7
Oct 2006*
Fun little diversion. Not weighty at all, but that is ok as I have plenty of weighty games. Good flavor and hockey feel, what with the back and forth and puck control attempts. The rulebook could've been written a bit clearer as it leaves a couple of important details a bit muddy. Nothing horrible, but, could be better. The gameplay is the height of simplicity and the small, yet attractive board is perfect for travel or playing in bed. Solitaire rules are a plus. I wish the flavor text was more than just flavor as a shot on goal isn't really defined by the flavor text of "blistering slap shot", just "Queen beats 7". The flavor text gets ignored far too much and this can detract from the theme of the game. All in all, a good hockey flavored card game and fun for the 15-20 minutes it takes to play. Any longer and it would be monotonous, but as short filler it is lots of fun. A close game can get very tense. Nothing worse than losing on the very last card of the game! Just like a goal in the last 10 seconds of a real game: Heartbreaking. With a little tweaking/house ruling/errata this could be great.
2006-10-17*
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Les Cheung
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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7
May 2007*
Fast paced card game where players pick their favourite teams and then go at it. A lot of fun for hockey fans.
2007-05-08*
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Jose Luis Rodriguez Mena
Spain
Madrid
Madrid
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7
Feb 2010
The first game I played was a 6-5(OT) USA victory against Russia with a great "power hand".
Easy to play and very fun. A must-have for all hockey fans.
2007-12-10*
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Greg Leask
Canada
Ontario
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7
Jan 2008*
Owned

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