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Monday, May 9, 2016

All-Pro Football (1967)

All-Pro Football (1967)

Ratings

5.47 out of 10 with 30 ratings
Board Game Rank: 9833

Description

This game is a simulation of American football which is played over 40 plays split in four quarters. A play is registered after each down or when a team scores.

From scrimmage, players line up their formations. The offensive team lines up first and the ball is placed on top of the Center. The first down marker is placed 10 yards forward. On his turn, the offensive player gets three moves with which he can move one man three spaces, one man two spaces and another one space or three men one space each. The defensive player makes his three moves after the offensive player. Once the defensive player has made his three moves, the offensive player moves once again. Play continues until the ball carrier is tackled, a team scores or an incomplete pass is thrown. In order to tackle the ball carrier, the defensive player must land one of his men on the square occupied by the ball carrier. Dice rolls are used to resolve passing.

The team with the highest score at the end of the game wins.

Description from rulebook
The N.F.L. ALL PRO FOOTBALL GAME is the closest thing to real football ever devised! Every play possible on the real gridiron can occur in N.F.L. ALL PRO FOOTBALL! Now, for the first time, you control your entire team . . . not with cards, dice or spinners—but by actually moving the players. You see every play unfold in front of you and victory or defeat is determined entirely by your skill as offensive quarterback or defensive captain. Since this is the first time you will be moving an entire team on the playing field, study the layout of the playing field and the way each man moves. Run through a few practice scrimmages before starting the game.

  • Designer: (Uncredited)
  • Publisher: Ideal
  • Year Published: 1967
  • Number of Players: 2 - 2
  • Suggested Number of Players: 2
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 0
  • Playing Time: 60
  • Suggested Ages: 14
  • Category: Sports
  • Mechanic: Action Point Allowance System, Dice Rolling, Simulation
  • Family: All-Pro, Sports: American Football / Gridiron
  • Alternate Names: All-Pro Football

Reviews

By
Easily the best of the four "All-Pro" games released by Ideal.

1 out of 10
By
Simply awful. If you go more than three or four plays you get a gold star.

2 out of 10
By
I really like sports games but this one is very dated.

By
Missing the player cards

By
One of my uncles had this game, and I used to love to drag it out during family visits. Probably not actually a good game, but I had to have it anyway. Same uncle also had Smess and Feudal and is probably largely responsible for interesting me in "non-standard" games, even though he and I have never played a game together.

4 out of 10
By
I played this a lot when I was a kid.

7.5 out of 10
By
Ideal's All-Pro Football is a highly underrated football game, in my opinion. The mechanics are similar to checkers in that each player can move his pieces (players) in certain directions to either block the opponent's pieces or to try to score.

4 out of 10
By
2 Players; 60 min

6 out of 10
By
I remember having a lot of fun with this when I was wee lad, so the rating is more nostalgia factor than what it probably plays like now.

6 out of 10
By
Good game, played when I was 10 and then again 25 yrs later at work. Made some own rules while playing at work.

5.5 out of 10
By
from LordBobbio on 4-10-09. Pretty standard football table game LOCATION: D4

6 out of 10
By
I owned this as a kid and played it with my Mom all the time. It was a neat football strategy game, but unfortunately, it took forever to play. My rating is mostly based on my fondness of it as a child...not on its merits as a game.

2 out of 10
By
This game just takes too long to play. I remember playing with my brother when we were kids and I'm not sure if we ever had the patience to play more than one possession each.

8 out of 10
By
An engaging and surprisingly accurate depiction of coaching and playing the game of American football.

By
Brendan

6 out of 10
By
I owned this when I was a teen and re-acquired it in 2006 via e-bay. Recently (Jan. 2007) spent quite a bit of time playing it. Please refer to my Session reports and review of the game on BGG. Even in 1967, it was a bit heady and slow to play. Of course, with the advent of computers, this became a dinosaur. And yet...it is interesting to play when I sit down to play it. The problem in designing any sports game is how to make it 'move'--that is, how to emulate the action that's inherent in sports. (In that way it reminds me of "Sherco Baseball," in which players track the movement of a batted ball across a field grid.) The built-in limitation for "All-Pro Football" is moving as many as 22 pieces, one by one, for each and every play--as if it's "Electric Football" without the electricity. It's a whole 'nother realm beyond 'slow motion,' and therein lies the problem--such as it is.

By
I saw this game as a kid, but I can't recall if I ever got a chance to play it. I sure wanted a copy of my own... it looked like a VERY cool game. It would be fun to track down a copy now and see what it is really like.

3 out of 10
By
Just got this game from ebay (Feb 2015). Happy to have it in my collection, but as mentioned in the forum here, one quarter of play seems to confirm that "as is" this game is broken because if the defense stacks all of their players on the line of scrimmage it makes it virtually impossible for the offense to gain yards.

8 out of 10
By
Got killed EVERYTIME by my cousin who owned the game. They had a closet full of games that I coveted, Dogfight and the Ship game of the same MB series, but my cousin only wanted to play this. I kept trying, and was just happy to score (somewhat the same as Madden football on the computer and the Browns in real life;)

6 out of 10
By
I owned this as a kid...and enjoyed it quite a bit. Edit: And I now own it again. =)

By
I have the "Professional Model" with silver, stylized figures in a box that looks like it is covered in pigskin leather. YARD SALE

By
Good. Missing one white 10 yard marker.
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