You get all the great action of the game on the ice with NHL Ice Breaker.The game is easy to learn and makes for competitive fun. NHL Ice Breaker is best described as a combination of a playing card game and a board game. While it has all the great elements of a classic board game, NHL Ice Breaker action derives from the specially designed 54-card playing deck. Each card allows players to make the pass, take the shot or stack the pads for the save, simulating all the fast-paced action of the game of hockey. NHL Ice Breaker features all 30 National Hockey League teams and includes a team 'trump' card element, adding yet another level of skill and strategy. It is, however, remarkably easy to pick up, given the familiarity of the standard 54-card playing deck and some simple card game mechanics.