From the beginning Tudor Electric Football game sets included “Official Rules”.
Published by the manufacturer these rules explain how to assemble the games, basic play diagrams, and basic strategy for playing the game. Really, all one needs is a basic knowledge of the game of football to play electric football and for those lacking this basic knowledge, the game can be a very valuable tool for teaching the fundamentals of the game.
But beyond just playing the game, these rules and instruction booklets may also serve as a very valuable reference resource for collectors.
Included in just about every edition of these rules is a list of accessories and information for ordering additional equipment, parts and additional Tudor products.
In 1962, Tudor began including color photo product pages to their rule booklets.
Perhaps the most iconic of these product photos is the AFL and NFL lineup of teams available from Tudor after they acquired the NFL license in 1967.
The NEFGM Library currently has a collection of over 30 of these Tudor Electric Football Rule Books available as free .pdf downloads. It is the goal of the museum to archive as many original copies of these rules books as is possible. We are still searching for rule books from the following years:
1950 – 1958, 1960, 1963 – 1964, 1966, 1973 – 1977, 1981, 1983 – 1984 Tudor Metal Products / Superior Toys published Rule Books;
1993 – 1994, 1996, 1998 -1999, 2001 – 2004, 2006 – 2010 Miggle Toys / Tudor Games published Rule Books; and
2011 – the present New Tudor Games, Inc published Rule Books.
If you should have original copies of these rule books that you would be willing to donate, please contact the museum. Or if you prefer, we will also gladly accept scans of these original documents to include in the digital archives of the library.