NHL Season is toast! Top Hockey board games
Steven Ellis
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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O.k., the NHL is most likely toast- I have no idea how they will bounce back from this labor mess. Good thing there are always hockey board games to fill in for a hockey fix!

Add in your own picks for top hockey board games for disappointed NHL fans.
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1. Board Game: Strat-O-Matic Hockey [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:3463]
Steven Ellis
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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I LOVE this game! Picked up a copy when I first started tuning into the NHL in the mid-1990s and have been hooked ever since.

Fun to play, feels like hockey and offers Basic, Advanced and Super Advanced rules. Games play fairly quick and offer a great level of accuracy.

I've since collected up season sets for every year from 1977-78 to the...well, not-so-present 2003-2004 season. I'm missing the 1979-80 season set and am interested in picking that up to cap off the collection.

My vote for best hockey board game!!!
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2. Board Game: Face-Off Pro Hockey Game [Average Rating:7.15 Unranked]
 
Clinton Paris
United States
Post Falls
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This is a GREAT game that I would recommend to any serious hockey enthusiast. The major complaint against it is the length of play, but the detail that is generated rewards the investment.
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3. Board Game: Know Canada's Heroes [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
David Peterson
United States
Santa Clarita
California
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Probably a very short game.....but I imagine they're mostly hockey players.....eh....
 
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4. Board Game: Slapshot [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:2765]
Paul Denhup
United States
Alexandria
Virginia
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NHL fans: keep hope alive!
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5. Board Game: Blue Line Hockey [Average Rating:5.44 Overall Rank:13549]
Mike Banks
United States
Harrisburg
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I bought this back in the early fall, just before the impending (and current) doom that our sport is trapped in

I played this a few times as a kid in the early 70's, and have remembered it for all these years... perhaps a tad slow, especially compared to the real thing, but better than nothing, eh?
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6. Board Game: Rod Hockey [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:2836]
Robert Kelly
Canada
St. Albert
Alberta
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Now this is the only hockey we are going to be seeing for a while. You know you're in trouble when when not even the Great One can step in and save the season.
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7. Board Game: National Pro Hockey [Average Rating:7.38 Unranked]
John Burt
Canada
Saskatoon
Saskatchewan
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I loved this one, I played in a league for years in Saskatoon.

At our peak we had 14 teams, but the league has since closed down.

The cards are still available as the rights to make the cards have gone through several owners.
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8. Board Game: Playoff One-On-One Hockey Challenge [Average Rating:5.78 Unranked]
Greg Nichols
United States
Ann Arbor
Michigan
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This is an overlooked hockey card game. Too bad it was a collectible card game which turned off lots of potential players.
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9. Board Game: NHL Ice Breaker: The Card Hockey Board Game [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:4732]
Mark Wilder
United States
Evanston
Illinois
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And, 18 months after the geeklist was first posted, I'll go ahead and add another game...
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10. Board Game: 4th Street Hockey [Average Rating:7.21 Unranked]
John R
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Flint
Michigan
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18 months... how about after 4 years!

4th Street hockey certainly falls into the long play category. It will almost feel like you just watched an entire hockey game when you finish a game. What an excellent game. Strictly NOT for the faint of heart quick play gamer. If you want your hockey game to be finished in under an hour you shouldn't even consider this one. But if you want a great playing experience with all the nuances of real hockey; speed, loose pucks, passing, skating, checks, injuries, takeaways, blocked shots... on and on, you'll find it here. The developer has done a great job on this.
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11. Board Game: Pond Hockey [Average Rating:6.57 Unranked]
Joe Valdez
United States
Hudson
Ohio
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Cool looking little Print n Play hockey game that plays similar to Street Soccer.

P.S. - Go Sabres!
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12. Board Game: Inside the Crease [Average Rating:7.77 Unranked]
John R
United States
Flint
Michigan
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Here is another hockey game I am hearing good things about. Don't own but my curiosity is growing.
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13. Board Game: Hockey Blast Pro Hockey Game [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:5755]
John R
United States
Flint
Michigan
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Excellent hockey game. 30 to 45 minutes play time. Momentum is huge in this game.
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14. Board Game: Big League Hockey Manager [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:9908]
Homer S.
Germany
Dortmund
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An excellent game of this genre, if you get your hands on the Platinum edition plus the expansion. We played several "seasons" and had a blast each time. See my solo session report for further information.
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