All you need to play this game is a small table top hockey rink, a small round object as your puck and an object with a handle to be your hockey stick.
The objective of the game is obviously to score goals but there are some extra obstacles in this game.
Before you get ready to take a shot on goal, you pick a letter of the alphabet. You should write down all the letters, so you can checkmark which ones you already used.
If you manage to score a goal, the person you are playing with, has a chance to neutralize your goal by telling you a word starting with the selected letter that refers to a topic. Then it’s the other player’s turn. Don’t forget to keep track of your score.
To make it a bit more challenging, you should determine a grouping for your words, such as:
- Airplane words
- RCAF aircraft names
- NATO phonetic alphabet (Alfa, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliett, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa, Quebec, Romeo, Sierra, Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whiskey, X-ray, Yankee, Zulu)
- Of course you can pick lots of other topics, such as countries of the world, food items etc.
If scoring is too easy, try to vary the angle from which you shoot or place a small obstacle into the center of the net as a goalie. The more creative you are, the more fun this will be.
If you do not have a table hockey game that could be used, it’s time to make one.
You can either print the hockey rink template or make your own. All you need is a sheet or two of paper. If you have a metal cookie sheet with a rim (get permission first about using it or there may be no cookies in your future if the baker in your home cannot find it), you could use it to keep the puck on the “ice”.
For your goal, you can use pipe cleaners which you need to bend into the shape of the goal bars (see picture). You could also use some Lego blocks to create a goal. If neither of those items are at hand, there are different ways to create a small space opening s your goal, just use your creativity but do so in a safe way.
Next comes your hockey stick. You can make one out of two popsicle sticks but you might need an adult to help you cut at least one down for the short part of your stick. The pieces then need to be taped together. I used duct tape but I am sure other forms of tape will also work. Alternatively you could also try using a spoon.
Lastly, for the puck you can use any small disk shaped object, such as a small coin, a button or maybe even a bottle cap.
Canadian Military Airplane Alphabet
- Argus, Aurora, Anson, Arcturus
- Buffalo, Burgess-Dunne
- Challenger, Cyclone, Chinook, Cormorant, Chipmunk
- Dakota, Dragonfly
- Freedom Fighter, Flying Fortress
- Globemaster, Griffon
- Hercules, Harvard, Hornet, Hurricane, Hudson, Halifax, Hawk
- Jet Ranger
- Kiowa, King Air
- Labrador, Lancaster, Lysander
- North Star, Nomad, Neptune
- Sabre, Silver Star, Starfighter, Sea King, Spitfire, Sperwer
- Tutor, Twin Huey, Tracker, Typhoon
- Vampire, Voodoo
- Yale, Yukon
Some general aviation related words
- aileron, airport, airbase
- body, bi-plane
- co-pilot, cockpit
- door, drone
- elevator, engine, ejection seat
- fuselage, fuel tank, fighter
- gangway, gauges
- landing, Landing gear
- nose, navigator
- propeller, pilot, parachute
- runway, rudder, ramp, rotor
- seat, seatbelt, spoiler
- tire, tower, turret, tail, take-off
- wing, window, winglet