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Sport: Hockey
Human Table Hockey   (0)  [vote for, against]
Just like the table game, except life size.

Human table hockey takes place on a huge, hockey-rink sized wooden floor with a smooth, plastic laminate surface and plexiglass walls.

Each player stands in a slot cut out for them, which has a recessed floor about 1' deep. These slots are positioned on the board just like those in real table hockey, allowing each player limited movement of travelling in the slot or spinning. The goalie stands on a pivoting board, level with the playing surface, but connected to a beam and swivel that allows him only to slide back and forth across the goal in an arc.

The puck is a hollow metal ball captive in a plastic disc shape. Behind the goal is a puck reservoir with a levered paddle in the middle for a by-stander to eject the puck after a goal.

The game is played like regular hockey, with the players moving only in their designated slots. There is no offside.

The score is kept by a large plastic cube that slides along a metal rail beside the rink. The rail is marked off in goal increments.

For the ultimate in realism, whether only two players can move at one particular time is decided before the game starts.
-- Cedar Park, Apr 04 2003

Human Foosball http://www.ventureu...human_foosball.html
Closely related table game is already baked in human scale. [krelnik, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Giant air hockey http://www.halfbake...iant_20air_20hockey
Same idea? [phoenix, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Isn't table hockey the loud-ass thwacka-thwacka game on a perforated surface?
-- thumbwax, Apr 04 2003

That's what I ws thinking - where the puck floats on the air being pumped up through the playing surface. A full-sized version of that would be interesting - sort of a cross between hockey and ice hockey.

Now, Ice Lacrosse - *that* would be a dangerous game...
-- hippo, Apr 04 2003

Wouldn't the puck keep falling into the slots the players are standing in?
-- waugsqueke, Apr 04 2003

A human-sized version of foosball has been baked, see link.
-- krelnik, Apr 04 2003

[waug]: like in real table hockey, the puck is large enough that it doesn't fall in.
[toe]: I think the players would have to decide. The game wouldn't go fast enough if someone had to yell directions from the sidelines.

-- Cedar Park, Apr 04 2003

Ah, yes - table hockey - sorry, I was thinking of Air Hockey - now *that* I would play. Only recollection I have of table hockey is seeing it in Sears Roebuck catalog in days of my ewet.
-- thumbwax, Apr 04 2003

I am not making this up: Ice Lacrosse has already been patented.
-- Greenline, Sep 23 2003

random, halfbakery