There are two main types of electronic hockey games: large table games such as air hockey and video games on consoles or handheld devices. Gamers can find these games by searching various online retailers for the keywords "air hockey table" or "hockey video games."
Air hockey tables are powered electronically and contain small holes that produce bursts of air to keep the puck alight in a way similar to ice hockey rinks. They are normally plugged into an electrical outlet, but smaller versions may come with a rechargeable battery.
Video games about hockey include handheld versions, which are normally older versions or original video games from the 1970s through the 1990s. Handheld hockey games are available through Amazon.com, vintage video game websites and in select stores.
Hockey video games also come in the form of playable discs that work with consoles, and the National Hockey League even sponsors a hockey video game series playable on most Nintendo, Sega, Playstation, Wii and Xbox consoles. These games all have the abbreviation "NHL" in the name, and there are a total of 29 games available for various consoles in this video game series. The first NHL video game appeared in 1991, and there has been at least one game released per year since then as of 2015.