From the minds behind some of the highest-rated sports titles in gaming, Puzzle Hockey blends casual match 3 gameplay, team manager tactics, and touch-based sports mini-games for an addictive combo of RPG strategy, skill, and speed! With over 160 official top NHL players for you to draft, whether you’re a sports fan, a puzzle fan, or both - there’s never been a better way to win the Champions Cup on the go!


The goal of the game is to swipe and match 3 hockey icons. Each match attacks your opponents with puck breakaways, free shots on goal, and more. Score combos on the game board to jump seamlessly between puzzle action and addictive ice hockey mini-games that let you take control of every play in the arena.

With official sponsorship from the NHLPA, Puzzle Hockey lets you be manager of your own franchise. Collect players from a general card roster of over 160 of the NHL’s biggest forward, defender and center players. Strategic RPG mechanics let you collect and level-up champions like Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews, Carey Price, and Patrick Kane, and build the perfect squad.

Jump free from the game board and into the arena with a series of casual touch-based sports mini-games that will put your hockey skills and timing to the test. Feel the rush of real hockey moments as you time the perfect pass, swipe to swing your stick and shoot, or take control of goalie to make a monster save!

You’re in the big league now, and you’ll need your A-game if you want to shoot for the goal and score a place in Puzzle Hockey history. Become the manager for your franchise, draft official NHL players to your squad, set free the power of your cards, and unleash power-ups at the right time to ice the opposition.

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What’s New

Version 1.30.0

Various bug fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

Sam77K ,

Updated review

Thanks for making the goalies easier to score on now. Good job adding new players keep on doing that. Just an idea, can u guys add legends to the game like Orr, Gretzky, etc...
Other than that great work on the fixes.
The one thing left to fix imo is the timer on the free agents. I have the same timer repeating itself for 3 days with the same agents so if u can fix that too, that will be amazing. Thx

AwokeHere ,

Great game because hockey

Play like Marvel Puzzle Quest with hockey flair. No need to actually spend money on a free game too. That gold is super valuable perhaps more so than the diamonds for leveling players up.

Devs how about a forum a place for us to chat about strategies, tips and tricks, and line combos please? I’ve scoured the Internet for a group or forum of folks that play, but clearly it’s pretty niche title. Thanks for all the cosmetic updates from the original launch and the updated players and the like. Appreciate the new leagues I was stuck playing the same for months and quit playing for quite a few months and just returned back. It’s good to be play again with some progression.

Keep up the work dudes!

trackstah07 ,

Fun: 5, Infrastructure: 1. Good for about 50 games.

The game is incredibly fun until its economy skates headfirst into the boards.

If you play games too quickly, you don’t get ‘lockers’ while they’re still easy to get. You end up not having enough ‘gold’ to upgrade your players.

Subsequently, you encounter prohibitively challenging opponents and need to relegate your play to daily check-ins to grind wait timers.

Watching ads allows you to speed up wait timers... until you run out of ads. There’s a hidden limit on ads, too.

TL;DR brilliant game, nightmarish structure.

Hey, devs/publishers:

LOL @ the idea that you think you can convince me to spend money by actively, knowingly making your game fall short of its potential... IF YOU ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT GAMING AND GAMERS, reduce the wait timers, add more locker slots, etc. Gamers don’t support companies that they perceive to be cynical, prioritizing money over all else.

The game’s a legit 5 if you fix its issues. Right now it’s functionally a 3, all things considered, but I’m rating it a 2 to make a point (and to improve the odds of you reading this review).


WHAT (games)
354.4 MB

Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
In-App Purchases
  1. Small Amount $0.99
  2. Laundry Bag $4.99
  3. Equipment Chest $9.99


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