According to Plouffe the purpose of this game is to simulate the NHL draft and the operation of a team. Donated to the Museum in 1984, the game has over 200 components.
The box is coloured to represent the ice rink on which the game is played. The box is 23.3cm wide x 46.3cm long x 4.5cm high. The bottom and interior are white, while the underside of the bottom contains a bilingual commentary about the game along with information about the producer, Bayview Games of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The game has a copyright date of 1983.
The game board (pictured on the right) is a 46cm square which folds in half vertically. It is made of thick cardboard and covered with printed paper. Pictured is a hockey rink with a superimposed chart on it. The chart consists of 6 columns, each column representing one of the teams in the National Hockey League at the time the game was manufactured. These teams are:
Within the boxes in each of the 10 rows of the columns are amounts of money ranging from $100,000 to a million dollars. On both sides of the board are coded areas used for play of the game. Play of the game is intended to enable 2 to 6 players to engage in a number of transactions that are common in the NHL, such as drafting players for a team at the start of a season, and then making changes to the composition of a team.
Playing pieces for the game include 11.5cm x 5.7cm dollar bills: 20 orange 1 million dollar bills, 20 yellow $500,000 bills, 30 beige $100,000 bills. Each bill has a black graphic of a hockey player in an oval frame. A bilingual legend printed on both sides of the frame indicates that the bills are "Not Negotiable".
There are two decks of cards included, one titled "Starting Team Player Cards", and the other "Standard Player Cards" which relate to the positions of players, i.e. - defense, centre, end, wing. Another deck is titled "Vouchers" and is used in relation to the 2nd round draft choice. Each player uses a plastic coated 1.6cm diameter wooden puck as a playing piece on the board. In addition, each player is given a score pad that lists all regular season matches with an area for recording match results and championship points. A bilingual booklet with playing instructions completes the game components.
Last update March 10, 2010