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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