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From: JohnH199/1/12 1:43 PM 
To: bruzerjeff  (4 of 38) 
 6973.4 in reply to 6973.1 
-The first Face-Off season was 1973-74.
-PTG 1968-69
-APBA 1992-93
-The Gamecraft game was called Power Play. I have the 1975-76 season.
-Rod Gilbert's Violent World of Pro Hockey had 1969-70 preseason rosters.
-Statis-Pro 1973-74
-I'm not sure what the first season for the World's Greatest Hockey Game was but I have the 1980-81 edition. I'm pretty sure it wasn't the first.
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From: GordyF29/1/12 4:37 PM 
To: JohnH19  (5 of 38) 
 6973.5 in reply to 6973.4 
Not sure when National Pro Hockey came out =I have 85-86 . & its a fabulous game done by someone who  definitely understood the game.

From: JohnH199/1/12 5:01 PM 
To: GordyF2  (6 of 38) 
 6973.6 in reply to 6973.5 
I have the 84-85 season of NPH. I think that was the first edition.

From: STRATFAN9/4/12 10:11 PM 
To: bruzerjeff  (7 of 38) 
 6973.7 in reply to 6973.1 
I have or had these hockey games that rate real players (in parens are years of debut, to best of my knowledge, may be off in some cases):

APBA (1992-93 season)
Big Bep (debut: 2006)
Centre-Ice by Vohl Inc.
Classic Hockey
Faceoff (1973-74 season?)
He Shoots He Scores by Valgames
Hockey Blast (debut: 2010)
Inside the Crease (debut: 2007)
National Pro Hockey by Sports Action Games Ltd. (1984-85 season)
NHL Strategy by Tudor Games
Player of the Game by Downey Games
Point Blank by Gamecraft
Power Play by Gamecraft, then Valgames)
PSG = Precision Sports Games
PTG (1968-69 season)
Rod Gilbert by RGB
Speculative Games
Status-Pro by Taylor Marketing
Strat-O-Matic (1977-78 season)
TRK (1984-85 season)
Ultra Quick by Downey Games
World's Greatest Hockey Game

There are other games by Diggin' Deep Sports, Gen1400 Gaming and 4th Street Software



From: JohnH199/5/12 4:55 PM 
To: fuzzy522  (8 of 38) 
 6973.8 in reply to 6973.3 
I think you're right saying Negamco was the first. I believe the first season was 1958-59.

From: fuzzy5229/5/12 6:28 PM 
To: JohnH19  (9 of 38) 
 6973.9 in reply to 6973.8 
It's definatly the first one i remember. I got the game with the 62-63 season. Fuzzy522

From: 2mathias9/7/12 11:15 AM 
To: STRATFAN  (10 of 38) 
 6973.10 in reply to 6973.7 
Great list, Glen.
I believe I had National Pro Hockey with 1975-76 season cards.

From: STRATFAN9/7/12 1:03 PM 
To: 2mathias  (11 of 38) 
 6973.11 in reply to 6973.10 
If you did, that was either:
a) a retro release I am unaware of, or
b) an attempt to market the game long before the 1980s version.

I am confident about the mid-80s debut because I was a regular customer of the company's CFL game when it announced it was coming out with hockey.

Now, anything is possible, including my memory loss, so if you can find those old cards, I'd love to know about them.


From: 2mathias9/7/12 1:09 PM 
To: STRATFAN  (12 of 38) 
 6973.12 in reply to 6973.11 
Perhaps I have the wrong game's name, but I had the hockey game I am thinking of when that season would have been the most recent one.

From: STRATFAN9/7/12 1:24 PM 
To: 2mathias  (13 of 38) 
 6973.13 in reply to 6973.12 
National Pro Hockey was the brand from Sports Action Games Ltd. in Alberta, Canada. The 1980s debut coincided with the Stanley Cup success of the Edmonton Oilers, the company's local team.

Until the last 6-8 years, when new board games have proliferated, the 1970s had more new board game products than any era, including a cluster of hockey games.


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