Monday, February 29, 2016

Pro Playoff: Professional Football (1969)

Pro Playoff: Professional Football (1969)


6.5 out of 10 with 5 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked


Pro Playoff - Professional Football lets you be the quarterback in this statistically accurate game that captures, in a unique and uncomplicated form, all the realism, action, and excitement of professional football. Game play involves Offensive play cards which are overlayed on defensive play cards and then a die is rolled to determine the outcome.


Playing board
Play diagram cards (12 offensive; 10 defensive)
2 6 sided dice
2 player pieces (1 red; 1 white)
Kicking spinner
Play recorder
2 ball markers
1 yardage marker
Score & statistics pad

  • Designer: (Uncredited)
  • Artist: (Uncredited)
  • Publisher: Hasbro, NBC
  • Year Published: 1969
  • Number of Players: 2 - 2
  • Suggested Number of Players: 2
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 0
  • Playing Time: 90
  • Category: Sports
  • Family: Sports: American Football / Gridiron
  • Alternate Names: Pro Playoff: Professional Football


NBC Sports in Action by Hasbro.

8 out of 10
This is probably one of the best book shelf games of the 1960's-1970's. The game was designed by NBC sports and the realism is accurate. The game cover folds out into the playing field an the offensive and defensive plays are set onto of one another and are aligned up on the appropriate field markings to show the ball position. Game can easily be played in 45 minutes and is easy to learn with clear/understandable instructions.

5 out of 10
We played this game over and over in the late 60s and early 70s. At that time, most football games were guessing games: if you chose offense "A" and your opponent chose offense "B" your play would go for X yards. Pro Playoff changed that equation a bit, adding dice to the chase and so plays could go for varying yardage. Good game for its time, but well-dated today.

(Box 3).

Wall 1, mounted: 11

One of the earliest games in my collection (have had it since childhood) and one of the longest unplayed. I think my dad really wanted me to be a football fan, never happened.
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