On a lighter topic. What football games did you own as a kid?

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Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:57 pm

- I had Cadaco All American Football which was fun to play when I first got it. Classic card & spinner game.
- Then I got Ideal All Pro Football for Christmas which was the dumbest game imaginable and I only played it once.
- I moved up to the big time with a Tudor Electric Football game. Had Colts & Chiefs. Someone gave Steelers & Raiders. Rarely played it but it looked good on my shelf with the players lined up on the field.
- The ultimate for me was Strat-O-Matic Pro Football. I had all 26 (at the time) teams from the NFL & AFL bought between 1967 and 1970 as I could afford them. I played at least one full season a year for about 5 years. I swear the ink was worn off of some of the older team cards.

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Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:01 pm

Paydirt.
Some other game that used football cards .
Electric football,still have two boards.

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Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:38 am

Can’t believe I still have this thing.

It funny because my kids look at it and think it’s some sort of medical device. 🤷🏻‍♂️
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Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:50 am

DMRamFan wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:38 am
Can’t believe I still have this thing.

It funny because my kids look at it and think it’s some sort of medical device. 🤷🏻‍♂️
I remember playing that non stop in middle school.

66, you’re talking about Foto Electric Football, right? It was a light box and you placed an offense and defense on top, then revealed the play by sliding back the cardboard. I thought that game was so cool.

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Sat Sep 25, 2021 6:17 am

clevelandrams wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:01 pm
Paydirt.
Some other game that used football cards .
Electric football,still have two boards.
Yep, the ol’ finger tapping (after the motor failed) electric football…

Loved those little foam footballs!

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Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:17 am

DMRamFan wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:38 am
Can’t believe I still have this thing.

It funny because my kids look at it and think it’s some sort of medical device. 🤷🏻‍♂️
Wow! Forgot all about that one. My mom sent me that or one just like it for Christmas back around 1980. A baseball game as well. Quickly discovered you could score on every play with the right combination of moves.

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Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:36 am

harley01 wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:50 am
DMRamFan wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:38 am
Can’t believe I still have this thing.

It funny because my kids look at it and think it’s some sort of medical device. 🤷🏻‍♂️
I remember playing that non stop in middle school.

66, you’re talking about Foto Electric Football, right? It was a light box and you placed an offense and defense on top, then revealed the play by sliding back the cardboard. I thought that game was so cool.
No I remember seeing that one but never played it. The one I had had numbered paper cards that fit over a spinner.

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Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:09 pm

I had a unusual one that's hard as heck to find now.

A thin board with football players on top, with magnets underneath players. And you had a stick with magnet that you moved under the board.

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Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:34 pm

clevelandrams wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:09 pm
I had a unusual one that's hard as heck to find now.

A thin board with football players on top, with magnets underneath players. And you had a stick with magnet that you moved under the board.
I think I vaguely remember seeing that one. I do recall my neighbor had a baseball version that we played. I may have been around 4 y/o so the memory is spotty. but we moved the fielders and the base runners around with magnets on a stick.

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