OUR EPIC TALE
OUR EPIC TALE
35 Years of Chexx Bubble Hockey. Make the ICE Choice.
It all started a couple years after Team USA brought home the Olympic Hockey Gold Medal in the Miracle on Ice® at Lake Placid. Following that epic sports tale a small group of table hockey fanatics in Buffalo, NY designed and created the greatest competitive sports game of its time, CHEXX, the original USA vs USSR coin-operated bubble hockey (also known as dome hockey, table hockey, stick hockey or rod hockey). Since its 1982 introduction, few other games have transcended all of the changes over the decades following that "USA Miracle on ICE" and delivered more competition and fun among family and friends, adults and children. Check out the timeline on this page to see the evolution of this All-time arcade classic game in images dating back to 1982.
OUR EPIC TIMELINE
- 1st Prototype
1982: 1st Chexx Bubble Hockey Prototype Game Sets Revenue Records at Holiday Twin Rinks.
- 1st Production Model
1983: February - 1st Production Model Chexx Dome Hockey Games Ship from Factory in Tonawanda, NY.
- Increased Demand
1983: Incredible Demand for Chexx Bubble Hockey Fuels Expansion.
- AMOA Novelty Game of the Year
1983: AMOA 'Novelty Game of the Year'.
- Rave Reviews
1983: Rave Reviews for 1983's Hottest Game.
- Technical Review
1983: Frank the Crank Technical Review and 1982 Prototype Game Image.
- Hockey Night in Canada
1984: Hockey Night in Canada Article.
- People Magazine
1984: People Magazine - Playing in a Dream World.
- Sarajevo Winter Olympics
1984: Pat LaFontaine helps Chexx Bubble Hockey Qualifiy for the Sarajevo Winter Olympics.
- Dome Hockey Article
1984: Chexx Dome Hockey - The Game More People Play.
- Buffalo Company Scores Goal
1984: 3 Year Old Buffalo Company Scores Goal.
- Not Just Play - Competition
1985: Chexx - Not Just Play - Competition.
- Sideline Article
1985: Sideline Article features Super Chexx Dome Hockey.
- Canadian Game Comes Home
1985: Chexx - The Great Canadian Game Comes Home.
- Chexx Tournaments & Leagues
1985: Video Invasion Arcade Hosts Chexx Bubble Hockey Tournaments with League Play.
- Neal Broten Hosts Chexx Tournaments
1985: Minnesota North Stars Neal Broten Hosts Chexx Tournaments.
- New & Improved Super Chexx
1987: New and Improved Super Chexx Dome Hockey with Red Base Introduced in US and Canada.
- Toronto Spectator Article
1988: Super Chexx featured in Toronto Spectator Article.
- Better Than Ever
1989: Super Chexx Bubble Hockey Better Than Ever.
- Bubble Boys Tournament
1999: Super Chexx Dome Hockey Bud Light Bubble Boys Tournament Table.
- Wayne Gretzky Bud Light Bubble Boy
2001: Wayne Gretzky Bud Light Bubble Boy Super Chexx Bubble Hockey Ad.
- Bud Light Bubble Boys
2002: Super Chexx Bud Light Bubble Boys Poster.
- Blues Host National Tournament
2006: IBHF & St. Louis Blues Host 2006 National Super Chexx Dome Hockey Tournament.
- 25th Anniversary
2008: ICE Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Making Games like Chexx and Super Chexx Buble Hockey.
- Deluxe Home Edition Announced
2010: All New Super Chexx Deluxe Home Version Introduced at www.icechexx.com featuring Factory Direct Pricing from ICE.
- AHL Licensed
2010: Official AHL Licensed Super Chexx Games Introduced.
- NHL Licensed
2010: Official NHL Licensed Super Chexx Games Introduced.
- Miracle on ICE Edition
2010: USA 1980 Miracle on ICE.
- Team USA vs Team CANADA Edition
2011: Team USA vs Team Canada Licensed Edition.
- Molson Theme at NHL Winter Classic
2011: Molson themed Super Chexx bubble hockey at NHL Winter Classic.
- Molson Canadian Super Chexx Hockey Championships
2011: Jeremy Davis Wins Molson Canadian Super Chexx Bubble Hockey Championships & $2500.
- Miller Lite Super Chexx
2011: Miller Lite Themed Super Chexx Bubble Hockey Tournament game.
- Cake Boss Buddy DeCastro
2011: Cake Boss Buddy DeCastro builds a Super Chexx Bubble Hockey themed cake.
- AHL Bubble Hockey Tournament
2012: Labbat Blue - AHL Bubble Hockey Tournament Finals hosted by Hershey Bears.
- University of Michigan
2012: University of Michigan brings Custom Super Chexx to Munn ICE Arena.
- Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup Edition
2012: L.A. Kings Super Chexx Stanley Cup Edition.
- Notre Dame Custom Irish-themed
2012: Notre Dame Hockey Team Adds Custom Irish-themed Super Chexx to Compton Family Ice Arena.
- NHL Store by Reebok
2014: NHL Super Chexx Bubble Hockey added to NHL Store by Reebok in NYC.
- AHL Super Chex Dome Hockey Tournament
2014: Jeremy Davis Wins Labatt AHL Super Chexx Dome Hockey Tournament of Champions.
- Sports Licensing Show, Las Vegas
2014: Super Chexx Dome Hockey at Sports Licensing Show in Las Vegas.
- Wings vs Leafs Winter Classic
2014: Red Wings vs Maple Leafs Winter Classic Super Chexx dome hockey.
- New NHL Graphic Package
2014: New Licensed NHL Super Chexx Bubble Hockey Graphic Package.
- LA Kings Stanley Cup Edition
2014: LA Kings vs NY Rangers NHL dome hockey.
- NHL Awards
2014: Super Chexx Bubble Hockey at NHL Awards.
- Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Edition
2015: Chicago Blackhawks vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Stanley Cup Edition bubble hockey.
- Phoenix Coyotes Justin Bieber Edition
2015: Phoenix Coyotes Justin Bieber Edition dome hockey.
- Kraft Hockeyville Super Chexx
2015: Kraft Hockeyville Super Chexx bubble hockey.
- Labatt Blue AHL Super Chexx
2015: Labatt Blue AHL Super Chexx dome hockey featuring Rochester Americans.
- Beer Dispensing Super Chexx
2015: Molson Canadian Beer Dispensing Super Chexx bubble hockey built by RAMM Designs in St. Catharines. Game winner gets a cold beer!
- Czech Hockey Hall of Fame
2015: Czech Hockey Hall of Fame dome hockey game located in Prague featuring Czech Repbulic graphics and men.
- SAP NHL Stats Super Chexx
2015: SAP NHL Stats Super Chexx dome hockey activation at the Winter Classic.
- York NHL All Star Game
2015: York NHL All Star Game used as part of the Fan Fest bubble hockey tournament in Nashville, TN.
- Molson Canadian NHL Draft
2016: Molson Canadian NHL Draft bubble hockey Game used at Buffalo, NY draft tournament.
- ECHL Greenville Swamp Rabbits
2016: ECHL Greenville Swamp Rabbits Super Chexx dome hockey with custom graphics and players.
- Ohio St. Buckeyes Edition
2016: Ohio St. Buckeyes bubble hockey with custom graphics and men located at Value City Arena at The Jerome Schottenstein Center.
- University of Michigan Wolverines Edition
2010: Uinversity of Michigan Wolverines dome hockey located at the student university center in Ann Arbor.
- Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup Edition
2016: Pittsburgh Penguins vs San Jose Sharks Super Chexx dome hockey.
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