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Common Chexx Bubble Hockey parts

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Original Chexx Bubble Hockey USA Goalie

One of the things I had problems with when I was fixing up my original Chexx was trying to track down all the parts I needed from ICE’s website, which isn’t exactly the easiest to navigate.  I’ve tried to make a list below of the common chexx bubble hockey parts that you might need to try and help out some.

Chexx Bubble Hockey Parts

Here are some affiliate links below for parts that you might need for your Chexx or Super Chexx:

Dome Bolt Kit

NHL ICE and decal kit

Hockey Goal Net

Bubble Hockey Dome

Gear Box

Chexx Hockey Rod Grip

New side decal

Super Chexx Puck

Chexx Puck Ejector Assembly

There are some other packages you can pick that have different groups of items, but the ones I listed above are the most common.  I bought a new dome, new ice, players, grips, and puck for my game.  If I had to do it again, I’d buy all the stuff all over again, totally worth it to make the game look like new again.

How to replace your Chexx bubble hockey players

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Starting Russian bubble hockey Chexx player

If you own your game for a while or buy it used, eventually you’ll have to replace a player on your game.  I’ve assembled a step by step guide below to try and help you replace those players should you need to.

First step is to remove the top screws and expose the players so they can be handled.  Once you have that done, it’s time to start removing the old player.  You start that by grabbing the player and turning him until you the square edges are parallel with the edges of the slot.  Follow the captions and pictures below to install your new player.

 

Chexx Bubble hockey up close, you can see the square part of the base.
Chexx Bubble hockey up close, you can see the square part of the base.
Russian chexx player almost out of it's hole
Russian chexx player almost out of it’s hole
Putting new Chicago Blackhawk chexx player into hole
Putting new Chicago Blackhawk chexx player into hole
Chicago Blackhawk chexx player halfway into its place
Chicago Blackhawk chexx player halfway into its place
Blackhawk Chexx player finally installed into its position
Blackhawk Chexx player finally installed into its position
Chicago Blackhawks Chexx player finally replaced
Chicago Blackhawks Chexx player finally replaced

Hopefully by now you’ve got your new player installed.  You can repeat this procedure for the other 10 players if you’re replacing all the players.  I’ll try and post up some pictures of replacing the goalie here pretty soon too, hopefully this guide helped you replace your chexx player.

If you want more bubble hockey info, please check out my Bubble Hockey Buyer’s Guide which has mods, buying advice, repairs, etc.

How to build a game room

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Pinball machine lineup in the game room

I just posted up a new guide on how to build a game room:

How to Build A Game Room

Since it wasn’t a normal post and in the guides section, wanted to make sure that people knew it was there now.  I’ll be adding more to it over time, but hopefully there’s enough there now to help people think through things.

As usual, if you have any questions, you can email me.  Thanks

Kid’s playroom under the stairs in the game room

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Playroom under the stairs with the lights off
Playroom under the stairs with the lights off

When I was looking at model houses about 10 years ago, one of the houses we went to had something I’d never seen before, a playhouse under the stairs, complete with it’s own light switch.  Big enough for kids to go in and out but not big enough for out of shape adults, it’s been a hit with visiting kids.  Here’s a picture with the lights on:

Playroom under stairs with lights on
Playroom under stairs, lights on

Here’s the picture of the inside:

Inside the playroom under the stairs
Inside the playroom under the stairs

The opening is 13.5″ inches wide, fyi.  I highly recommend the cardboard bricks as well for the room, as they can be used to block the opening, which kids really seem to like.

Back to the Arcade Neon Sign

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Back to the Arcade neon sign, turned off
Back to the Arcade neon sign, turned off

What says game room more than a neon sign?  And what could be better than a retro Back to the Future sign rethemed to an arcade sign?  I picked this up a while back off a custom neon sign shop, but unfortunately they no longer sell them.  Luckily, they sell them now on ebay.  As far as quality goes, the light sometimes doesn’t turn on the first time but after that it works fine.

Back to the Arcade neon sign, turned on
Back to the Arcade neon sign, turned on

It’s one of my favorite decorations in my game room, and my only neon sign currently.  Hopefully that will change someday.

Searching for “Back to the Arcade Neon Sign” on ebay brings the sign up if you’re interested in buying one.