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2014-15 Cryptozoic NHL Power Play Team-Building Card Game

2014-15 Cryptozoic NHL Power Play Team-Building Card Game

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So it turns out Upper Deck won't be the only company making NHL hockey cards in 2014-15. Sort of. 2014-15 Cryptozoic NHL Power Play is a card game. In hobby terms, it's hockey cards meeting Pokemon or Magic the Gathering but packaged as a factory set.

When you buy the 2014-15 Cryptozoic NHL Power Play Team-Building Card Game, you get all of the cards at once. It's everything you need to play.

The standalone game has around 200 cards. More than 100 players are showcased on the cards. Players come up with strategies to try and score points. The game also comes with a rule book and six over-sized Captains cards.

Designed for two to four players, it's relatively fast-paced. A game shouldn't run longer than 45 minutes. It's also meant to be easy to learn.

Over the course of the season Cryptozoic plans to release a pair of expansion sets to introduce more players and skills. The first, scheduled for around the All-Star Game in January, includes 2014-15 rookies as well as additional players. The second expansion set comes out in April with even more players and playable Captains cards. The expansion sets aren't required to play the game.

It has been nearly 20 years since an NHL card game has been attempted. The last, 1995-96 Playoff One-on-One, was more of a traditional trading card game that was mainly about buying packs to build decks.

2014-15 Cryptozoic NHL Power Play Hockey has no chase involved. You simply buy the game and get playing. Will some buy the game to break apart into team sets and players? Probably. It works on that level too.

Estimated Release Date: TBA
Price Point: Low- to Mid-End Hockey Card Game
Target Audience: Hockey Fans, Gamers

Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

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Michael Muryn
Michael Muryn

Interesting… but legally, is this competing with the UD Exclusive NHL license? Will the update feature no-logo la ITG?

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Often licensing agreements spell out exactly what’s covered and what’s not. In the case of this, it’s a game first that just happens to have cards.

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