There have been many inquiries lately about building or buying “scale” game boards. The true scale of most miniature electric football figures is 1:72 scale or 1″ = 72″, this makes the true scale of the playing field 1/2″ = 1 yd or 60″ x 26 2/3 ” from endline to endline and sideline to sideline. To allow for sidelines the actual finished size would be larger.
Jerry Mcghee was the first that I know of to make a “Scale Big Board” electric football playing field. The year was 1998. I had the opportunity to play a game against Jerry on his original Big Board in 1999.
Playing on a Big Board opens up the game for more enjoyment and a better game play experience. I have built a smaller version using these plans as a guide to produce the 7/16″ = 1 yd scale game board pictured above.
Below are videos of another version of constucting a Big Board electric football game board.