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NHL Stanley Cup Hockey Table Game (Detroit Red Wings / Toronto Maple Leafs)

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NHL Stanley Cup Hockey Table Game (Detroit Red Wings / Toronto Maple Leafs)

  • High-quality table hockey game with official NHL team colors and logos
  • Expertly crafted 3D players outfitted in Maple Leaf and Red Wing uniforms
  • Easy-to-move control rods; behind-the-net plexi-shield protectors
  • Puck ejectors in each goal; goalies move from side to side
  • 1.65-inch legs; measures 37 x 3 x 19.75 inches (W x H x D)

All players are 3-dimensional and wear the uniforms of two major teams. The teams have been added extra strength as in that the talent scouts have succeeded in recruiting two right-grip marksmen. Together with a left forward that can get back behind the opponents’ goal in “the Gretzky position” and a center forward that can go back into his own zone to build up the attack, there are all the prerequisites for taking your playing standard to new heights. Puck ejectors, plexi shields behind t

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    • 1 Michael J. Ferraro

      77 of 80 people found the following review helpful
      5.0 out of 5 stars
      The Best Bang for your Rod Hockey Buck, December 25, 2005
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      Michael J. Ferraro (Nazareth, PA) –
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      This review is from: NHL Stanley Cup Hockey Table Game (Detroit Red Wings / Toronto Maple Leafs) (Sports)

      Way cheaper than the bubble hockey games that go for over $1000 and still a lot of fun. Plus, the little plastic guys never go on strike !!!

      The kids love it but some care is needed for the littlest kids so they don’t bend the rods or break the players. I’d say from about age 8 or 9 and up should be fine with some basic “ground rules”.

      The three main ground rules for a long life are 1. Don’t touch the players, just the rods; 2. Push the rods back in when you’re done playing; and 3. Keep the puck in the goal when not in use. (I’m not sure where to get replacement pucks, I still have the original from my 1980 version.)

      Younger than age 8 or 9 should probably be supervised by adults. Teens should really love it, especially if they are hockey fans.

      Very cool game. Lots of teams available, too. I’ve loved this game for 30 years. In fact, my 25 year-old version is still working perfectly. The best part is that my kids (ages 6 through 15) love it just as much as I ever did.

      Beats all those video games I don’t understand.

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    • 2 Robert Cannon "Cybertelecom"

      44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
      5.0 out of 5 stars
      Agree with “Best Bang for the Buck”, March 19, 2006
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      Robert Cannon “Cybertelecom” (Arlington, VA United States) –
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      This review is from: NHL Stanley Cup Hockey Table Game (Detroit Red Wings / Toronto Maple Leafs) (Sports)

      This is not bubble hockey. We play bubble hockey and bubble hockey is insanely fun. But Bubble hockey is $1000. This is under $100. It is 100% quality plastic and it does need to be cared for. You will not bang on it or fling the rods, the way you can with Bubble hockey or foos ball, but it is tons of fun.

      One big advantage I think over bubble hockey is – there is a real advantage in this game, the way it is designed, to team play and passing the puck. Straight shots on goal will have difficulty going in, but using the wings to pass to the center, if you pull off the center pass, you should be able to beat the goalie with easy.

      The other big plus is the players are interchangeable. You can buy teams for about $10 and than change what team is playing what team every game.

      Another fun one is that play starts by popping the puck out of the goal – if you do it just right, you can pop it with a perfect arch and it will land in your opponents goal – GOALIE SCORES! A fun little cheat!

      A good game.

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    • 3 Raymond A. Diebel

      20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
      5.0 out of 5 stars
      Excellent Product with Great Nostalgic Value, December 22, 2008
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      Raymond A. Diebel (Philadelphia, PA) –
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      This review is from: NHL Stanley Cup Hockey Table Game (Detroit Red Wings / Toronto Maple Leafs) (Sports)

      As a kid, I remember receiving the old, 2d version of this “rod-hockey” game. It was the Flyers vs the Rangers. It consisted of a similar platform, but the players were just flat, black plastic with stickers! The game was so vintage that the goalies still wore the Jason Vorhees goalie masks (or should I say the “Bernie Parent” mask), and the players didn’t even wear helmets. Everybody should have had a #8 on their Jersey in the style of Brad Marsh!!! Anyway…eventually Sportcraft came along and put this very same 3d version of the game, and ultimately dveloped a few variants on it. For example, some didn’t allow for passing the puck behind the net until tthey came up with the hinged rod (on a universal joint) that let’s you set up passes to the slot from behind the net! I remember one of our teachers in Jr. High School – Mr. Stern – set up a table hockey league and the winner’s got to keep the game at the end of the year! I personally went through about 4 of these as a teenager…just playing them so much that the components wore down.

      I don’t know who “Stiga” is as a manufacturer. They are apparently a European group that manufactures sledding gear and so on. Whatever their gig…they did a great job with the specs on this table hockey game. The rods slide smoothly. The gears don’t mesh. The players rest level on their pegs so that their sticks don’t scrape the ice. The “glass” behind the nets helps to keep quite a few stray wrist shots from flying across the room.

      For anybody who always wanted (but couldn’t afford or didn’t have room for) a classic arcade version of Chexx (aka “Bubble Hockey”), then this is the ideal alternate for you. It’s well worth every penny…and I am certain my son and I will get plenty of games in on this puppy before we wear it out. Seemingly even more so than the old Sportcraft version. Thanks to you, Stiga, for keeping this one available to us!

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