Hokas were a race which resembled teddy bears in appearance. Their culture revolved around games of make-believe.
In 2267, a couple of Hokas visited the Wonder Bar on Starbase 12. Observing them, Spock noted to Leonard McCoy that he sometimes felt as though he had been shanghaied by a shipful of Hokas, except that the behavior of Hokas could be predicted once the rules of their current game were understood. (TOS novel: Ishmael)