Rules

Rink Ratz Hockey is a fast-paced card game that is easy to learn and fun to play. Strategy and chance combine to make Rink Ratz Hockey an exciting and challenging card game experience. The game is played with 2 or 4 players, aged 8 to adult. A complete game can be played in 20 to 25 minutes.

Playing Deck of 69 Cards

There are 60 Number Cards:

  • 40 JERSEY cards (#1-#10)
  • 20 STICK cards (#11-#15)

There are 9 Specialty Cards:

  • 4 SHOT OR BLOCKED SHOT cards
  • 2 POWER PLAY OR SHUTDOWN DEFENCE cards
  • 1 TWO-ON-ONE OR MIRACULOUS SAVE card
  • 1 BREAKAWAY OR MIRACULOUS SAVE card
  • 1 TWO-ON-ONE OR SHUTDOWN DEFENCE card

ROOKIE, JUNIOR AND PRO LEVELS

Rink Ratz has 3 levels of play: Rookie, Junior, and Pro.

OBJECT OF THE GAME

To score more goals than the opposing team.

BEGINNING PLAY

The game is played by 2 teams. Each team consists of 1 or 2 players. A ‘faceoff’, with each player drawing a card, determines the dealer. Highest Number Card drawn wins the deal. To begin the game, deal 8 cards to each player. The player to the left of the dealer plays first. Each player, in turn, plays a card, face up, on top of the last played card in the centre of the table. When the last card from each player is played, the 1st shift is over. The dealer then deals 8 more cards to each player. When all shifts are played, the period is over. The player to the left of the dealer shuffles the deck and deals the cards for the next period. There are 3 periods per game and, if necessary, overtime periods.

Note: During each period, the last played card of a shift stays in play for the beginning of the next shift.