Cadaco has been publishing games since the 1930's. They were perhaps most famous for their sports games with such classics as ALL STAR BASEBALL, BAS-KET and FOTO ELECTRIC FOOTBALL. To my knowledge they only ever produced 2 hockey games - ALL STAR HOCKEY (similar game play to BAS-KET) and this SLAP SHOT game. SLAP SHOT was originally released as PENGUIN HOCKEY in the 50's. It is much harder to find than the ALL STAR HOCKEY game.
The game parts are in EXCELLENT condition. I have carefully inventoried and inspected the game parts and everything has been accounted for. The game looks like it was hardly played with. The main problem with this game is that in order to make it easier to store Cadaco designed it to "fold-in" on itself. But with the rink being made of cardboard it causes a bump at center ice. This doesn't have too much affect on game play but it can be kind of annoying. This copy also has a crease at center ice. Otherwise the game is in great shape. Overall I would grade the game parts 8 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
The game box is in EXCELLENT condition. Other than the fact that there are creases the lid from having another game stacked on top the box is in nice shape with no splits, stains or writing and virtually no rubbing to the artwork. I would grade it a 7 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
MINT (10): I will only give this grade to brand new, unused items. NEAR MINT (9): Shows virtually no use. Seldom if ever played. Perhaps some very light handling creases to the instructions or other minor flaws with the game parts. Boxes will have only the slightest hint of shelf wear. EXCELLENT (7-8): The game has seen some use but it was obviously well taken care of. Game parts might have some light handling creases or other signs of careful use. Board might have just a hint of color loss or dented corners. Boxes will have light rubbing to the artwork or perhaps some minor dishing or a very light stain. VERY GOOD (5-6): The game was not especially well cared for but it still has faired pretty well. Game parts will show obvious use but nothing will be torn, badly stained or have any serious damage. Box may have some rubbing, light staining, dishing, 1 or 2 neatly split corners, minor writing and/or a few pieces of tape. No major structural damage and artwork will still be generally attractive. GOOD (3-4): Obviously no care was taken with the game but it is still playable as is. Game parts show considerable use but the game is complete with all parts in usable condition. Box may have staining, writing, split corners, dishing and/or other structural damage but it will be intact and still usable. POOR (1-2): Only suitable to fill a space in your collection. Game will be missing parts (these will be noted). Box will have serious damage and may be missing aprons or badly torn.