While researching the history of football games for the upcoming issue of OneForFive.com Print Edition, I came across the following article in the January, 1966 edition of The General, Avalon Hill’s monthly publication.
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The General was devoted to Avalon Hill’s deep selection of wargames. However, it wasn’t until 1973 that Avalon Hill would first publish All-Star Replay, a magazine devoted entirely to AH’s burgeoning line of tabletop-sports games, so in 1966 the only place to find information, charts, PBM and/or FTF opponents was in The General.
FOOTBALL STRATEGY TO GET FACELIFTING
There would be many revisions to Football Strategy’s charts over the years, and you can find new homemade charts still being created today.
As a postscript, I found the following little blurb on the front page of The General that month to be an interesting artifact of the time. I can’t imagine a game company that produces its own magazine to promote its products endorsing a competitor’s games this way in 2014. My, how things have changed.