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.
These games often feature elements that can be used to enhance the game play of electric football games.
“Retro Football Games” is a book written by Steve Anderson and published in 2014. It features many of the games pictured below and even has a section on electric football games.
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 containing 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.
4 Complete Sports Games -Basketball, Football, Baseball, Golf.
This game plays like checkers with game pieces that are actually Gumball Helmets. This particular game features the Dallas Cowboys vs. the San Francisco 49ers.