My First Game - Coleco Power Play
My uncle owned an old Bobby Orr game that he kept in his basement. He would always bring out the game for me and my brother when we were coming to visit, and we would play that game in the basement for the entire time we were there.
My parents got us this Coleco game for Christmas and we played it so much. Lots of competitiveness and trash talking (even as kids!). Some games ended in wrestling matches. LOL. Good times!
I believe this is the Coleco Model 5170 and in my opinion is the last great, classic table hockey game ever manufactured. I distinctly remember buying one in the fall of 1981 because my college roommate and I wanted to continue the table hockey league we had started in junior high school. The old games we had been playing on got thrown away by our mothers.
I collect table hockey games and was lucky enough to purchase this very model while it is in an unopened box and in mint condition. I suspect there are a few more somewhere out there in the world.
@bobbyclarke Hi I got my 1st table hockey Christmas 1972 at 8 yrs old. Bruins vs Rangers Stanley Cup. I refurbish Coleco games. I also handpaint the 3D gameroom players. They fit on regular Coleco games.
While we're on the subject. I have 3 Coleco Models 5385. I love these games. They have the gondola type scoreboard and puck dropper. Nice design. Allows for fast play. Good graphics.
My problem is that the two white, plastic supports for the scoreboards are sagging and it is impossible to drop the puck directly on the dot at center ice. Any ideas as to how these can be fixed or otherwise supported so that they remain in a stationary position? I have not been able to figure out a way to do it.
@bobbyclarke The white scoreboards I believe were from the games made in the early 1980s. I have the older orange scoreboards and I replaced the cardboard with the plexiglass I use to go around the boards. Those white scoreboards were really flimsy if I recall. I do not have any of those scoreboards. Maybe you can use the plexiglass somehow to sturdy your uprights if you have extras.
Yeah, using the plexiglass on the scoreboard the way you have is a good idea. Very creative. Those slightly older versions of the Coleco game with the orange supports worked really well and have lasted for 40 years.
I'll keep experimenting.