Topps will follow its baseball game with a new trading card-based hockey offering just after the start of the upcoming NHL season.
Building off its Match Attax card game in Europe and the new to market Topps Attax game in the United States, The Topps Company will introduce of Puck Attax, a new multi-player hockey card game later this fall.
The game is designed for kids, but features NHL player card discs.
The game allows players to manage their teams and face off against friends in head-to-head gaming.
“We are extremely excited to bring the Puck Attax game to NHL fans,” said Warren Friss, VP, Topps Sports and Entertainment. “Hockey fans are some of the most passionate and devoted fans in the world and we believe this new product will capture the excitement and imagination of kids.”
Topps originally developed the Attax game in 2007 with the English Premier League, now the world’s most popular card game. In April 2009, Topps unveiled Topps Attax, where players battle head-to-head with one another, selecting pitchers and batters to “match up,” the same way that players do in Major League Baseball games.
Each Puck Attax game card will be in the shape of a hockey puck, featuring player image, player name, team logo, position and player ratings. Every NHL team will be represented and special foil game cards featuring hockey’s top stars will be included. The product will include a starter box, which includes game cards and play-mat, as well as booster packs.
Puck Attax will hit shelves in the United States and Canada on November 2.