Get ready for big-time hockey action with PLAAY.com's HOCKEY BLAST Pro Hockey Game sports simulation board game! HOCKEY BLAST re-creates hockey action like no hockey board game ever has, making it feel like you're sitting in the $1000 seats--center ice, front row, right behind the glass!
HOCKEY BLAST is designed to fill a unique niche in the world of pro hockey board games! It's a game that's easy to learn, fun and FAST to play, with realistic stats and results. Imagine watching a string of hockey highlights on ESPN, a possession-by-possession break-down of EVERY key moment of a pro hockey game. That's what playing HOCKEY BLAST is like. The HOCKEY BLAST game book crystallizes the crucial action of each minute of play--and YOU watch the drama unfold, minute-by-minute! The result is the feel of having watched a complete hockey game--all the big hits, big plays, fights, saves, goals--everything condensed into a half-hour or so of game time.
We chose the name HOCKEY BLAST for a number of reasons. First, the word "blast" captures what we feel is the essence of pro hockey: sudden, powerful, explosive! But, interpreted differently, it ALSO means big FUN! Those two definitions sum up what we've designed this hockey board game to be about--sudden, explosive, powerful, FUN!
In HOCKEY BLAST Pro Hockey sports simulation board game, players perform based on the presence--or absence--of various qualities like speed, power and skill. Each player is also rated for his ability in creating and/or taking away scoring opportunities, as well as for shots and assists, penalties, face-offs and injury. The game creates minute-by-minute "highlight" action, with line shifts each minute. (We don't have to tell you hockey board game fans, but getting realistic line changes in a hockey board game is a huge challenge--so we're especially pleased with this element of the game design!) Some minutes have more action than others, obviously! You'll be able to keep as many stats as you care to, with realistic results.
One of the exciting things about this hockey board game is the "momentum" factor around which the game is built. Players and teams can gain and lose momentum by delivering big hits, intimidation, cheap shots, and fights. These "extra-curricular activities" aren't just added for "color," the game is designed so that these things actually impact the game itself, OUTSIDE of simply generating penalty minutes. And this is without having to calculate indexes, count points, or keep track of counters.
ALSO, with HOCKEY BLAST Pro Hockey simulation board game, you'll be able to make your own players and teams! For a small extra charge, we'll include a booklet containing the HOCKEY BLAST card creation recipe. The player creation process is not a particularly difficult one and, if you WANT to, you should be able to experiment with your own seasons and leagues soon after getting familiar with the game. Of course, we'll be busy creating OUR version of historical and fictional seasons, too!
©2012 PLAAY Games
|HOCKEY BLAST Pro Hockey Game • $35 postage-paid • INCLUDES: Ice hockey rink game board, game action booklet, strategy cards, dice and marker tokens, complete rules and instructions, sample scoresheets, game box with labels, and two sample pro teams. Full card sets based on real-life pro and fictional seasons may be purchased separately, or with your copy of the game.|
R.T., Bristol, VT: "A very impressive game. Your momentum concept is a real breakthrough in hockey board games. It's very smooth, very important and emphasizes the sudden turns that a hockey game can have. Many thanks!"
T.C., Latrobe, PA: "I love the flow of this game! The player qualities paint a unique picture of every player. But mostly, I like how quickly the game plays!"
T.R., Asheville, SC: "Really love this game, you've really thought outside the box on this one! I believe I can play the entire '79-80 season, with stats, because it plays so fast! Thanks for all your efforts."
K.N., Raleigh, NC: "What a great game! Fun, and realistic, and less than 45 minutes to play! I also love the incredibly quick set up time. I'm rolling dice one minute after opening the box. SWEET!"
R.L., Pittsburgh, PA: "Congratulations on another outstanding game! It plays fast, yet lines and line-matching are important--just like real hockey! Thanks for the fun!"
J.M., Aberdeenshire, UK: "Really enjoying the game. I've played [many other board hockey games] but HOCKEY BLAST captures the flow of hockey best in an easily manageable timeframe. Congrats!"
E.H., Salt Lake City, UT: "Rarely do fourth line guys play a vital role in a tabletop hockey game, but in a game I played between Nashville and L.A., they did what they were supposed to do--be the "energy line" and punk the dudes from out-of-town. That was pretty cool."
Questions? Comments? We're always happy to help!