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Lions Den Inactive Member27 Jan 2017 9:56 a.m. PST

This hobby is taking off in a great way. I know it isn't a war per se but it is a miniatures game in a big way. Google some Electirc football custom figures and you will see the deal.

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Allen5727 Jan 2017 10:08 a.m. PST

I have fond memories of electric football when I was young.

Might have to get one and see if I can tear my grandkids away from Madden to play something so old school.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2017 10:20 a.m. PST

Wow. Is it the same game I played in 1957 ??

From the photo's, sure looks to be the same except for
the endzone markings

Lions Den Inactive Member27 Jan 2017 10:36 a.m. PST

It is the exact same game. Electric vibrating board that moves the players on special bristle bases to run and collide into each other. Now a days it is very controlled chaos.

JasonAfrika Inactive Member27 Jan 2017 11:00 a.m. PST

As a kid back in '78 I ran up a $75 USD electric bill playing electric football. My game motor had died so I had the genius idea of putting the metal field up on the washing machine and turning it on and off in order to vibrate the players…I really think the bill was so high because I insisted on playing all my games in the "snow"- baking powder- which meant I needed more vibration so the little men could plow through. Good Times!

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2017 11:14 a.m. PST

JasonAfrika, that is one of the best ideas I've ever heard of! Kudos!

14Bore27 Jan 2017 1:09 p.m. PST

I had one when I was a kid, wish I still had it.

14Bore27 Jan 2017 1:10 p.m. PST

Wonder if there was a soccer game to go with it

vdal181227 Jan 2017 1:44 p.m. PST

I had an electronic football. Living in Canada it was the CFL version. Winnipeg versus Montreal. I loved playing it.

Sudwind28 Jan 2017 1:09 p.m. PST

In Los Angeles, electric football is intense and pretty damn realistic. Players go where you want them, custom figures and bases, realistic clocks and game pace….the game is awesome. We play on larger custom fields and some players cover 100 yards on the big board in under 4 seconds! Linemen are STRONG and the battle in the trenches is tough indeed. Passing is an art and we have guys who complete upwards of 70% of their passes. Getting time to throw and getting guys open can be a challenge, because blitzing players often gives the QB 2 seconds or less to stop the board and throw the pass before he gets sacked:

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League info at LAEFL.com

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