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hockey is a table
game derived from ice hockey. The game consists of
of a hockey rink on which two players compete by trying
to score goals by manipulating, through rods underneath
the playing surface, representations of hockey players
which can move up and down the "ice" through slots,
stickhandle, and shoot. A representation goaltender
can also be manipulated by the player.
are many types of the game. Tables of the best quality
are made in Sweden by Stiga company.
Table hockey is a real sport. Also world championship is
organizes by International
Table Hockey Federation every two years. Stiga Play
Off game is an official game of the table hockey world
most recent Stiga World Championship was held in
The winner was Sweden's Hans Ísterman. Although a
record 22 countries were represented at the Riga World
Championships, Sweden, along with Norway, Russia, Finland
and the Czech
Republic dominate the international Stiga table hockey
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quick overview of some of the rules of table hockey.
duration is 5 minutes (300 sec). Time will be running even if
the puck is out of play
seconds must elapse, after each face off (or after the beginning
of a match), before scoring a goal
forbidden to retain the puck for more than 5 seconds without
passing or shooting
a goal to be awarded, the puck has to go and stay into the goal
Table Hockey Federation oversees the rules of the game. Click
here to see more game rules.
Some say table hockey is like chess at 700 miles per hour.
hockey is a great game at a philosophical level." notes
Lou Marinoff, a professor of philosophy at City College of
New York. "It's simple enough for children to play,
but complex enough to fascinate adults.
you look across the spectrum of sport, which game succeeds
best on a miniature level when it's brought to the table
top, which captures the sport's essence and integrity? Ping-pong
looks nothing like tennis. Foosball's nothing like soccer.
Football had a couple of versions, but none worked. Table
hockey goes way beyond all these games and really does capture
the game's essence, the passing and shooting, the checking,
the great saves, the fast-break pass. That's why people really
love it so much. It's just like hockey."