You start with no staff at all but don’t worry, it’s probably better that way. Staff cost a lot of money and their salaries go up pretty quickly too. So I wouldn’t recommend going to the market either since the market is flooded with applicant and a staff member with a 100 attribute cost a whopping sometime 90-100k.

Having a good staff is always useful...


Instead check out the weekly applicant that come to the arena for a job, they are usually not as good than the one on the market (sometime their stats are mostly garbage) but they don’t cost the premium of staff on the market. You can train him in order to become better.


The staff member effectiveness is increased via your installation so incompetent lecturer with good installation may be the same has a good (but pricey) lecturer in bad installation. Since installation cost less and can always be downgrade for money, focus on the installation before the staff.

After 6-7 season our employees will skill will have greatly increased and so is their salary.

The salary seems to increase with the year in your organization and the number of points in each attribute. (I’m not sure but double check the forum) Note that has the attributes grow so grow the salary exponentially meaning that a staffer with a  high attribute and a low one (let say 100/0) will cost sometime 10 time the cost of a staffer with balanced attribute (like 50/50)

you can see in this image a coach with 30 point less cost 3 times less too.

The takeaway point here is focus on recruiting cheap staff and train both attribute equally. Has your team grows and the money come in you will be able to pays those big salaries later.

The player you start with are pretty bad, but they’re a good thing they got pretty bad salaries too. You might be tempted to go on the market and blow you money on 2 or 3 super star, but that completely useless since you don’t have decent player to complement them and a the arena to hold the thousand of fan to see them play.

before :

empty arena

After :


Ok so what should you look for in you player ? You should check the quality of the attribute not the attribute itself. The quality of the attribute is the innate ability of the player to progress that attribute, the bigger the value the more responsive the player will be to training.


The takeaway point here is :

Quality of the attribute = good progress of the value of the attribute when you train.

Value of the attribute = good performance in game

Note that each position have there main attribute and their secondary one that depends on the position, they are all in the guide so go check the guide.

Now that you looked at you player, you should keep them for now. Once you start recruiting decent player in the academy you can get rid of bad one (by terminating their contract, not renewing it or placing it on the market).

If you want to recruit on the market that the subject of a whole other post but keep this in mind for now :

1- you are not making any money, start focusing on upgrading your arena first (more about this in a next post)

2- be careful the market is oversaturated with player that are not well balanced but have a big salary because of their over inflated overall

3- you need to wait 11 days (have 11 points to be a novice manager) to be able to bids on players.

4- do not exceed 40 players there a penalty for having too many player and you need the extra money now.

OK, Ok guys! I’m going to write a quick guide on ppm because I made the mistake of not reading the guide when I started and now my team finance is a mess. If you’re like me the first thing you did when you started playing it goes look at your players and go around the interface a bit. So before going anywhere read the official ppm guide here, it contains all the basic you need to know about the game.

I don’t know why but I had a hard time finding where the guide was, I was easier to find it via google go figure.

Note take time to read the faq and rules just to be sure you won’t make the mistake of naming your team an inappropriate name or trolling the forum.


I promise guys, that’s the last time I’ll use that image

You start with no staff, a few player (enough for 3-4 line) and a very small arena.

Don’t worry Rome wasn’t build in a day and so is your team of super stars.

In the next coming part of the guide, we will talk about the three cornerstones of your team:  your players, your staff and your arena

Most say that they’re not more important that one or another, the player need the staff and the arena to train, take care of injury and play, the staff need the arena infrastructure to do its work and the arena need the staff to be taken care of, finally these player wills bring the crowds, glory and cash that goes with it to pays all this nice mix.

Part 2: Players

Part 3: Staff

Part 4: Arena

You guys know I like good hockey manager game, I’ve already talked about Cyberpuck and Senior Hockey League.

I’ve been playing for a while another hockey manager called power play manager. It’s probably one the best hockey manager that don’t use real player (NHL) out there.


Powerplay Manager puts you in charge of your very own hockey team, not only as General Manager, but as Coach, assistant coach and president all wrapped into a single user-account. Your goal; to battle it out in leagues against other people just like you to gain promotion to high leagues, more rewards and better team growth.

What I really liked about this game is that you have to manage and build your teams infrastructure, including arena, staff and economic stability and train your team and work to win your local league, where you play against other users just like you. Most game (like cyberpuck and shl) tend to focus on the train your team and win game part but Powerplay hockey manager really shine in the way you can customize (if you have the money) your arena the way you want, recruit staff, build better infrastructure to increase the training of your team and staff. You can even customize your team shirt, puck if you pay for the pro pack.

I’m not very good at the game, the fact that it’s yet another game I have to login everyday unfortunately drive me off it. I try to login and play from time to time not to lose the team (after 30 day they cancel your team). I’ll try to come up with some guide, meanwhile you can access the one they made in game it’s give you the basic.

Hockey - Online Games - Enjoy the taste of victory!

I tried something last game in cyberpuck, I’ve lowered my ticket price and the result are surprising:


By reducing my mid level ticket by 50% (from 200$ to 100$) and divided my higher level ticket by 3 (165$ to 50$) I’ve increased my revenue by more that 200% .

You should try it and check my other entry on this game here.

This is part 2 of 2 about what to do with your team in the online hockey game cyberpuck. You can read part 1 or check the review of the game.

Last part we talked about how to get a team and what to do first when you get your team.


Today I’m showing you the 7 thing you can do with your team.

1- Found and recruit good players

Like we said previously you should sign all your player and try to sign as many active players you can.  Player can joins and replace NPC on their own too so frequently check if somebody joined your roster. You can make them offer so their player stay longer and add penalty to prevent them from leaving.

Option to check :

Recieved Offers: check the players that want to sign with you

Marketplace: find player that are for sell

Player Search : search and make offer to free player

2- Set-up your line and shootout

Updating your line frequently is very important so you always have the best player in your lineup. Update your line especially when you have new player that join. Do the same thing for the shootout order too.

Option to check :  

Team Tactics

Shootout Order

3- Manage your arena:

Your ticket price to make more money and upgrade your arena so you can receive more money and offer big juicy contract.

This is your main (and almost only) source of revenue. The other way to get money is to sell player to other team.


Option to check :



4-Give / Renew your player contracts


If you want your player to be happy and to stay longer offer longer and juicier contract with a penalty if you release them and a sign-in bonus. If you have your own player on your team, you can give them big contract and have a lot of money to spend on training and equipment after.

Option to check:

Contracts & Bonuses

5- Personalize your team.

Personalize your team so you can show your color to other manager, it show that you actively manage your team, increasing the chance of good player joining your team and give a personality to your team.

Go ahead, add a logo, create a banner, give them a great name. Don’t be afraid to be creative.


Option to check:

Logo & Banner

Rename Club

6- Talk to the player owners

Talk to the owner if they have other player they want to join the team, put the best player on the best line, discuss strategy with them. Check if they are active.

Option to check:

Activity Checker

Team Forum

Team Private Forum

and in game messaging.

7 Do some exhibition match

You can go on pickup game and take on other team if they allow the option to do so.

You can also arrange friendly by go to manage team. Then to a page of another team, then click "arrange friendlies" at the top of the page. (I re-added the page -it was missing since the last update).

and can check you pending invitation or the invite you sent in Friendlies.

That all folk, I’m looking for other game to check out, hockey sim or anything else. Please leave a comment if you have a suggestion.

I finally got my hand on a team in cyberpuck, it cost 500 CDP to purchase the team and you need to pay an amount per season, the more season you are willing to pay the less point per season it cost. 

I wasn’t sure where I should buy a team so I bought a team in a country that not too crowded so my team had a good chance of winning.
When you buy a team you get a whole new menu under Manage team.

manage team
There a lot of useless option there lets cut the fact and talk about how to get that team and what you can do with your team.

How to get a team and what are the option

Getting cyber point

The hard part of buying a team is to get cyberpoint the buy your team, by logging every day you get around 20 point which mights take awhile to get to the minimum 1000 you need.

There other way to get point. You can either promote cyberpuck be referring other player or write some blog post about the game and they will credit you some cyberpoint.

If you have a good pocket you can pour some money in and buy cyberpoint, that probably the easiest way to get cyber point.

Buying a team for many season


Buying a team cost 500 point + up to 500 per season. Once you got those point you can chose how many seasons you want to manage the team and select a team that is free in one of the league of your choice.

If you are just starting you should probably got the less crowded leagues like Germany, Iceland, Japan where there is less competitive teams.



What can you do when you have a team

Finally you’ve got your team, grab some champagne and make a big party or just grab a beer, time to set up your team.

There  a lot to do with a team but it’s actually require less than time than managing your player.

Probably the first thing you need to do is to put your players (if you can) in your team.

For each player search for your team and make them join the team or you can make an offer from your team menu to all your player.

After that try to find decent free player and make them offer for the position that you need player, the default NPC player are awful so you want to replace them by actively managed players.

Next article about Cyberpuck, I’ll dig deeper on what you can do with your team.

Check out my previous entry about Cyberpuck

Has I was searching a  good hockey manager and I stumble upon Cyber puck.
Cyber puck is a hockey manager game, where you can take care of a team or manage the career of up to 5 players.

The goal of cyberpuck is simple, if you don’t pay money all you need to do is to take care of 5 player, you have to find them a team where to play, train team, instruct them tactic to do in the game, buy them equipment etc.


Creating a player.

You can create up to 5 player, with cyberpoint you can create more player or buy inactive player so you can have a bigger pool of player to manage.
It’s really up to you to create what position you player will play and what it’s speciality (wrist shot, slqp shot etc) however keep in mind that a team usually have 3-4 line so they need around 9 forward (3 of each) and 6 defenseman and only 2 goaler. So don’t over create goalers, one or even 0 is enough.
Once your player is created assign him to a team to earn money.
Don’t forget to go in the tactic to setup your player tactic in game.

Training and buying you player stuff

Contrary to SHL training is done on a player level and you need to hire a personal trainer to each player. Each trainer boost different ability, pick a trainer that boosts the primary or secondary attribute that your player need. 

You can buy equipment to boost your player attribute has well, there 3 kind of equipment you can equip stick, skate and helmet. What funny is that equipment can give you bonus unrelated to the equipment like a helmet can increase your wrists shoot ability…

Having a team

I haven’t been able to have a team yet since you need to pay 1000 cyberpoint to buy a team and only have 200 for now. champion ship
Once I get there I’ll make a post about it

Cyberpoint : what it give and how to get them

With cyber point you can do a bunch of stuff like the following.

Buy a team

The only way to have a team is to buy a team with point, so keep your point to get your team 🙂

Boost your player

Increase you player ability by using cyberpoint it accelerates the player development.

Create new player and increase player limit

If you want to hire more player and create them you need cyberpoint for that too.

Create equipment

If you want to boost specific ability use, you can create an equipment that boost those exact abilities for your player by using some cyberpoint.

Buy a inactive player

when people stop playing you can buy their player, someone actually did that to me, I wasn’t very happy to rebuild from scratch my players.

How to get Cyberpoint ?

You can get cyberpoint by logging everyday, referring the game to your friend, making blog post about the game and by buying them.

Overall cyberpuck has some really good idea but the site it self is kind of clumsy Flow of the game Is not really intuitive and I was somewhat lost when started playing.
Like, for some reason sometime the game sent you back to your player list when all you want it to continue what you’re doing (like buying equipment)
Or when you buy equipment, you need to buy then click back (which do not work on chrome) then go to inventory then equip it. Instead of equipping the item directly…

Even if the navigation is hard, you will probably like cyberpuck anyway if you a hockey fan. However I’m not sure you will like it if you don’t know squat about hockey.

Here my referall link to the game :

I don’t get money but I get cyberpoint… 🙂

Give it a try and leave a comment on how you liked/hated this game.

I’ve been looking around for some good hockey simulator game and SHL was one of them because I used to play in 2004 when it was a is prime.
SHL is humorous ice hockey game where you choose tactics, formations, aggression levels, transfer in new players and win great prizes.


The game kind of lost is shine since they didn’t really improved it since there initial release and with all those FB game and html5 game it kind of seem outdated.

What the game is about ?

You’ve been hired has a coach for a Senior hockey team and you must train them, set-up there line, recruit new player and prepare the game plan for each game.


Your goal has to go to the top of the conference to be in the top team and win various tourney to show you team domination.

How your team rank ?

Your team is ranked based on a pyramid system


Each conference have 3 leagues these leagues are separated by section and division. When you’re in the top 4 you go up a division and if you in the bottom 4 you go down a division. They are some exception (like when switching league).

There a manager standing too, so you can see how you rank compare to other managers, your number of victory, goal and against who you won influence that standing.

How to play

First thing you should do when you start playing is to set up your line to have your best player for line 1 & 2 and to remove missing player from the line up. We will talk about the specific in another post.

combo box instead of dragging the player in the right line, very old school.

combo box instead of dragging the player in the right line, very old school.

Once your line are ready update you need to update your tactic, there 3 tactic to update and keep in mind your opponent can see them, however you can change them in game with the advance tactic and the other players don’t have access to that.

Playing style
The playing style depend mostly on the ice quality, some say its depend on your team strength too.


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The math is simple :
Fast Ice – european style
Normal ice – possession
surface water : Dump and chase
Slush:Dump and chase
Poor Ice: possession


The other tactic is the the instruction, is kind of a rock paper scissor vs. the other team where attack beat defence, defence beat counter attack and counter attack beat attack.

And the last not the least the aggression level depend on the referee, basically I use normal all game except when Stan Dupcomic is the referee, for him I use Psycho.
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There other nice feature for the time that other hockey simulator have picked up, like training and making friendly game with your friend or challenging other player to a game.

SHL is a old school simulator it was nice when I played it but now it kind of old, the interface feel like 1999 and there not much to do except setting up your team and checking the other team game to prepare your tactic.

More on SHL :
Beginner guide
Training guide
Cash guide

Webpage :

No News Good news ?

It been awhile since I haven’t wrote a blog post and they’re actually good reason for that. It actually because I recently joined a game company has a programmer lasts august, note that it’s not koram by the way but I still like what they do and love TKO and CoK.

I still waiting for legal approval to see if I can still write here, however I might be a little biased now that in a game company but since they do mostly console it should be safe.  I just want to say I’m still surprised that there still a lot of regular visitor that come each days even If I haven’t updated for a while.

There the other thing that I kind of regret the name of the blog, I should have try something less generic or more three kingdom or mmo rts specific, I’ll try to find something cooler and easy to remember,

What I’ve been playing a lot of new game recently, there a lot of web and social game that I want to reviews.

A good load of them are on Facebook but other are an unique niche (web hockey) that I wanted to build a similar game like them but now I can’t because of legal engagement so that great for you, you get to read my analysis.

Here the list of web game I played recently (note I play console and pc game too but that not for here)



CivWorld: I like the idea they did but it feel too much like a farmville with boring minigame.


(actually it but the english version is mybrute) you send you brute to fight other brute, you can recruit other poeple and gain xp from them. the fighting, specially against your friend but got bored pretty quickly after that


A my brute clone made by Koram with boost and stuff you can buy.



I was a sim fan and my wife too when I was younger so we joined and played together. My wife actually got bored first.

Cafe World (zynga) & Restaurant City (playfish) : I had a idea for a restaurant game, basically wanted to check what the big name did for that and well I’ve haven’t work on it since then.

Aviator and Airport city: I wanted to check if there something like Koei areobiz airport city somewhat have some similar feature that aerobiz used to have but it’s not has compelling.

Garden of time: Puzzle game not much to say.


Not a web game but a online one, I like the concept of collecting the monster like Magic the gathering.


Played via a applet or you can download the client, play various puzzle to build your pirate hideout, boat, get a familiar.

Web hockey/simulator : there a lot of them and will probably go on a next post for the description but here the main one: (click on the image for the game and my referral, even if most referral are useless since I only get a bonus if you spend money on the game.)  


Old hockey simulator from back in the days were all game were made with php, they didn’t changed it at all. I used to like it but once your in the top league if you don’t pay money your doom. (weird that remind me of some other games…)


Cyberpuck is a hockey web simulator where you get to create the player instead of owning a team. It a interesting approach, you can buy stuff and own a team instead. I shamelessly plugged my referral link there, I won’t make any money though just some useless cyberpoints.


Power play manager the last one I tried is probably the best so far, you get to recruit not only the player but the staff too and you own the arena.

I Keep posting don’t worry, but it should be not more that 1-2 time week.

If you have any suggestion of game to try feel free to post it in the comment.