Eishockey Manager allows the player to handle most of the relevant aspects of a hockey team both economic and sport-wise. The user has to trade players, organize the training, handle the team's line-ups and tactics, negotiate contracts with players and sponsors, and expand the team's stadium.
If the player has proven successful he gets the chance to manage the German national team competing in the world championships after the end of a season.
Your team's games can either be watched in a ticker-like text display only, or with animated, prerendered, goal-scenes.
Up to four players can play simultaneously in hot-seat mode.
As opposed to Software 2000's six game soccer manager series, Eishockey Manager remained the only hockey manager ever released by this publisher. Technically Eishockey Manager represents a step between Bundesliga Manager Professional (1991) and Bundesliga Manager Hattrick (1995).