Hockey fans rejoice! Trick Shot offers a fast-paced board game of Ice Hockey with streamlined rules, a balance of luck and strategy, and free form movement over the ice with cool plastic miniatures. Each team is comprised of a goalie, a center, two wingmen and two defensemen, each position having different size and speed characteristics. Each team also has four strategy cards for their line that changes the rules for the line. Players maneuver their team across a huge gridded gameboard rink, rolling dice to pass, shoot, score, steal, and check. As long as player actions are successful, additional actions can be taken. A player may spend a stamina token to reroll the dice if an action is unsuccessful. Once all the stamina tokens are spent, however, the player will need to spend a turn to refresh the line to regain stamina, giving the opposing team an opportunity to take advantage of the transitioning team or to refresh their own line.
This game will not be available in retail stores. After the Kickstarter campaign ends, it will only be available from the manufacturer and only the core box. The Kickstarter campaign, like many Kickstarter campaigns, offers many stretch goals, options, and add-ons that will not be available later. The miniatures come unpainted, but backers may pledge for the pre-painted miniatures available only during the campaign. Backers may also add an extra set of unpainted miniature to paint themselves in their favorite team colors.
Trick Shot plays 2-4 players, ages 12+, in 30-90 minutes. Contents include huge gameboard, 12 miniatures, 6 double-sided stamina tokens, 8 quick reference cards, 20 line cards, 6 custom dice, 12 colored bases, 2 pucks, 1 turn marker, 7 goal counters, 1 double-sided 6th players token, and rulebook. The Kickstarter Campaign runs through 30 May with an expected delivery in March 2020. Check out the Kickstarter Campaign to try out the game on Tabletopia, print and play your own copy, and learn more about the game.