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The Best Bang for your Rod Hockey Buck
on December 25, 2005
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.