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November 28th, 2013, 8:51 pm #11

According to the below, you can still purchase some of these games w/o going thru EBAY.  My first purchase as a kid was Negamco Baseball then football and basketball.


http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepubli ... 35/negamco
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November 29th, 2013, 12:58 pm #12

Here's the link to their Ebay store. Still selling the Negamco and Big League Manager games they have left in stock.

http://stores.ebay.com/bigleaguemanagerbaseballco/
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December 15th, 2013, 3:43 pm #13

buccofan wrote:
I had a non simulation football game - don't remember the name where you had offensive and defensive transparency slides then pulled a spring loaded thing a ma gig to get the play result.


Was it NFL Strategy?  I still have the game I got for Christmas back when I was in high school during the first Nixon administration, although it is really worn from the endless hours of use that it got from me and my buddies in high school and college.  We set up leagues and tournaments and had a blast with it.  Even now my son and I play a game occasionally.  The offensive plays were on opaque plastic cards and the defensive plays were transparent so that when you put them on top of the offensive plays, you could see how the X's and O's matched up.  Each combination of offensive and defense had 4 or 5 different sets of possible outcomes, with each set consisting of variations depending on whether the play started from one of the hashmarks or at the center of the field.  The cards were slid into a slot next to a spring-action randomizer thingee with a small plastic ball that you ka-pingered  (pardon the technical jargon) to determine which set of outcomes would be used. 
This is the game I'm talking about:  http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4831/nfl-strategy
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December 19th, 2013, 8:28 am #14

I still have that game.  I think I may pull it out of the closet and have my grandsons play it next week when they are here.

We had a lunch time league at work.  We had to make rules about pulling that little ball back all the way on the spring because we had some guys who would try to get a "short bounce" when they wanted it.  In retrospect we should have "plunged the plunger" first and then put the play cards on the board so the result(s) were mysteries.

I notice the write up says it uses 2 6-sided dice, that would probably work better than the spring loaded ball to see results.

 
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December 24th, 2013, 2:39 pm #15

What Cheer Wombat wrote:
buccofan wrote:I had a non simulation football game - don't remember the name where you had offensive and defensive transparency slides then pulled a spring loaded thing a ma gig to get the play result.
Was it NFL Strategy?  I still have the game I got for Christmas back when I was in high school during the first Nixon administration, although it is really worn from the endless hours of use that it got from me and my buddies in high school and college.  We set up leagues and tournaments and had a blast with it.  Even now my son and I play a game occasionally.  The offensive plays were on opaque plastic cards and the defensive plays were transparent so that when you put them on top of the offensive plays, you could see how the X's and O's matched up.  Each combination of offensive and defense had 4 or 5 different sets of possible outcomes, with each set consisting of variations depending on whether the play started from one of the hashmarks or at the center of the field.  The cards were slid into a slot next to a spring-action randomizer thingee with a small plastic ball that you ka-pingered  (pardon the technical jargon) to determine which set of outcomes would be used.  This is the game I'm talking about:  http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4831/nfl-strategy

that is the one



on a side note the college football game I talked about someone made the board version of it available online

http://sixpoints.slosoft.com/pages/football-game
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December 27th, 2013, 2:37 pm #16

I LOVED this game. My older sister got this for me for X-Mas '74 or '75, and I played it non-stop for months. I remember it came with an "official" NFL Playbook, that in the introduction included a bit about the importance of keeping the book "safe" from other teams,  suggesting that if you left it in your car to keep it "locked safely in the trunk". I thought that was the coolest thing...
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January 6th, 2014, 11:40 pm #17

Baseball depends on the mood...I use DMB for replays from the 1930 onward; Skeetersoft for seasons prior to 1930, Action for League Play.  Front Office - don't do much but OOTP and Puresim. Football - (Soccer) - Football Manager
Hockey - Action
Football and Basketball - I have Action but don't play
Golf Action and still fire up Links on occasion.
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January 8th, 2014, 1:14 pm #18

I play the Skeetersoft NP3 game, which is based on APBA (which, in turn, is based on the old 1930 game National Pastime, which is probably based on another old card and dice basebal game -- I should get out those old APBA Journals again). It plays as fast as APBA basic and is extremely accurate and satisfying.

I should note that I only play when I actually have time to play, which has been pretty much never over the past 6 months.
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November 11th, 2015, 10:56 pm #19

On Facebook there is a page for Sports Board Games, one that was mentioned was Roll Saga Baseball. It's rather expensive but it looks like a very unque game -you can get as detailed as pitch location or do a less complicated version for solitare. The website is rollsaga.com.
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