There were a number of different versions of this game produced over the years. The plays included with the game vary depending on the edition. This is the 1981 version which includes 40 different offensive plays and 12 defensive plays. There was a change made to the defensive play cards for this edition. The defense is no longer printed on transparent plastic sheets, but rather on stiff cardboard like the offense cards.
The game parts are in EXCELLENT condition. The game includes a complete sets of Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams cards, the NFL playbook and the game console. I have tested the timer mechanism and it works as it should. The spring for the play selector has plenty of tension as well. There is a faint stain on one play card, otherwise they look brand new. The instructions booklet has some very light handling wear. No stains or writing. Overall I would grade the game parts 8 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
The game box is in VERY GOOD condition. It has suffered some stain spots, some sun-fading and a couple small holes where the knobs for the dials pressed up against the box lid. No split corners or writing. I would grade it a 5 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.