Hockey Spelling

Age 7+

10 minutes



Guess the word
Shoot the correct letters into the goal
Game Description

In Brief

Learning objective

By playing Hockey Spelling, the players can train their spelling skills and vocabulary.

Game objective

The object of Hockey Spelling is to spell the word depicted in the goal zone on the opposite half of the ice rink quicker than the opponent.

Detailed Description


At the beginning of the game, in each of the two goals, an image is displayed. Beneath the image, a dotted line is shown which indicates how many letters the depicted word consists of. Each player has to spell the word that is depicted inside the opponent’s goal.

How to shoot the puck

To spell a word, the players have to select the hockey pucks with letters at the side of the screen and shoot them into the goal of the opponent. The players shoot a puck by dragging and releasing them in the direction of the goal (like a reverse slingshot). If the puck hits the goal and if the letter on the puck is part of the word, the letter will appear on the dotted line.

Point system & winning the game

Once a player has successfully revealed all letters of a word, they get one point and a new image will appear in the opponent’s goal. The score of the players is at all times visible to the players in the small box at the bottom of the screen. At the top of the screen, a clock is displayed which will contain a countdown if the players have chosen to play with a time limit. The player who is the first to reach a certain amount of points or has achieved the most points when time runs out has won the game.

Detailed Description


Game mode

The players can choose if they want to play with a time limit (2, 5, or 10 minutes) or if they want to play until one of them reaches a specific number of points (5, 10, or 20 points).

Word length

The players can choose how many letters the words used for the game should consist of. They can choose between 1-3, 4-5, or 6+ letters. By choosing “All”, the game will randomly select the words which then could have any length. Playing with longer words will typically increase the difficulty level.