Topps is taking to the ice with an officially licensed NHL product — Puck Attax — a card-gaming set.
Each starter pack box contains 12 Puck Attax game cards and two Black Foil game cards as well as one Gold Foil game card and one Platinum Foil game card.
The success of the Match Attax card game in Europe spawned the product, which will arrive in early November just after the start of the 2009-10 NHL season.
“We are extremely excited to bring the Puck Attax game to NHL fans,” said Warren Friss, VP, Topps Sports and Entertainment in a news release. “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 developed the Attax game in 2007 with its English Premier League set, which now the world’s most popular card game. In April 2009, Topps unveiled Topps Attax for baseball, where players battle head-to-head with one another, selecting pitchers and batters to “match up,” the same way that players do in MLB 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 brightest stars will be included. The product will include a starter box, which includes game cards and play-mat, as well as booster packs.
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