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Talking Monday Night Football Game
This was the top of the
line for board games back in
1972. Super high tech with it's talking announcer this game was on
everyone's Christmas wish list. The game was very popular and was
re-packaged in a smaller version as Talking Monday Night Football in
1977. Mattel also produced a Talking Baseball game using the same
The game parts are in VERY
GOOD condition. The game includes all the components that originally
came with this edition of the game. It may be missing some incidental
paperwork but everything needed to play the game is here. The
instructions have some handling wear and the gridiron has a crease in
I have thoroughly tested
out the record player and it works as good as can be expected. Keep in
mind that these players were not great even when new. They tend to
sound "chipmunky" and/or warbley. You need to be sure to use a brand
new battery, and you need to make sure you have a good connection with
the battery terminals. As long as you keep that in mind it will work
fine. I tested all the records and they all worked. Sometimes you have
to pop them in and out of the player a few times to get them to line up
properly, but I got every selection on every disc to play. I did notice
that the defensive plays on the QB Sneak disc are not labeled correctly
(the mold must have been out of alignment when they pressed it).
However the play selections are all on the disc, just not in the right
order. One nice thing about this edition is that the play results are
all listed in the back of the instructions. So even if you can't get it
a particular play to engage sometimes, you can still keep the game
moving along. Overall I would grade the game parts 5 on a 10 scale (see
condition guide below).
The game box is in VERY GOOD-EXCELLENT condition.
Some general shelf wear but no stains or writing. No tears. I would
grade it a 6-7 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
(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
or other minor flaws with the game parts. Boxes will have
the slightest hint of shelf wear. EXCELLENT (7-8):
The game has seen some use but it was obviously well taken care of.
some light handling creases or other signs of
careful use. Board might have just a hint of color loss or
corners. Boxes will have light rubbing to the artwork or
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
rubbing, light staining, dishing, 1 or 2 neatly split corners,
minor writing and/or a few pieces of tape. No major
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
condition. Box may have staining, writing, split
dishing and/or other structural damage but it will be intact and still
Only suitable to fill a space in your collection.
Game will be missing
parts (these will be noted). Box will have serious damage and
be missing aprons or badly torn.
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