Slapshot is a highly abstracted hockey simulation card game with a great amount of luck. The original edition was created in 1982 but reprinted multiple times, including a recent reprint and an iOS app. The publisher, Columbia Games is famous for making one thing -- block war boardgames. Slapshot is an odd game in long lineup of hard-core wargames from Columbia Games.
Slapshot's core gameplay is similar to Reiner Knizia's Battleline, because both games use lane-based "combat". Each player gets six cards that represent six players (suits): three forwards, two defensemen, and one goalie. On your turn you can draft, trade, or play (challenge) a team. Drafting improves your hand by exchanging one of your low cards with a draw from a common pool of face-down cards. Trading is similar to drafting but you randomly draw a card from another player's hand and you must exchange a card of the matching suit. Thus if you draw a forward card from an another player, you must give one of your forwards in exchange.