A fairly complex football game that probably deserved a better fate. Each coach assigns his players to positions based on their skill sets and the type of game plan he will be running (or the one he guess he'll be defending against). So not only do you have to try to guess what play your opponent will be running based on basic strategy and his play-calling tendencies, you also have to account for which players he has assigned to which positions. This adds another layer of strategy that most basic football strategy games don't have. It also takes much more account of the defensive strategy possibilities than other games (thus the game's title).
The game parts are in NEAR MINT condition. The game includes a complete set of parts for this edition of the game. It has never been played with. The boards are a bit warped. Overall I would grade the game parts 9 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
The box is in VERY GOOD-EXCELLENT condition. There is a scrape mark at the left edge that was probably caused by a box-cutter during removal of the shrinkwrap. There is some caving to the box bottom. Otherwise just light shelf wear. No stains or writing, no splits. I would grade it 6-7 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
MINT (10): I will only give this grade to brand new, unused items. NEAR MINT (9): Shows virtually no use. Seldom if ever played. Perhaps some very light handling creases to the instructions or other minor flaws with the game parts. Boxes will have only the slightest hint of shelf wear. EXCELLENT (7-8): The game has seen some use but it was obviously well taken care of. Game parts might have some light handling creases or other signs of careful use. Board might have just a hint of color loss or dented corners. Boxes will have light rubbing to the artwork or perhaps some minor dishing or a very light stain. VERY GOOD (5-6): The game was not especially well cared for but it still has faired pretty well. Game parts will show obvious use but nothing will be torn, badly stained or have any serious damage. Box may have some rubbing, light staining, dishing, 1 or 2 neatly split corners, minor writing and/or a few pieces of tape. No major structural damage and artwork will still be generally attractive. GOOD (3-4): Obviously no care was taken with the game but it is still playable as is. Game parts show considerable use but the game is complete with all parts in usable condition. Box may have staining, writing, split corners, dishing and/or other structural damage but it will be intact and still usable. POOR (1-2): Only suitable to fill a space in your collection. Game will be missing parts (these will be noted). Box will have serious damage and may be missing aprons or badly torn.