This is a collection of football board games made by various manufactures. Football board games have been around a lot longer than electric football games and presented several different ways to simulate a game of football mostly using spinners, dice and/or charts to give random results.
Foto-Electric Football was originally invented by Alan LeMay (no relation that I know of). Its “electric” only because it utilized an electric light bulb to illuminate the screen in which the play cards are inserted.
NBC Pro Playoff is manufactured by Hasbro. One of a family of games that features the game board laminated in plastic that wraps around the box contaoming the game components. Plays much like the Cadeco Foto-Electric Football game in that defensive play cards overlay offensive play cards and a result is shown by where movement of the ball carrier intersects movements by the defense. A spinner shows the results for kickoffs,onside kicks, punts, field goals and extra points.