Tudor Games is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Electric Football game. Electric Football began in post-war Brooklyn, N.Y. as a plug-in vibrating board game. Since then, more than 40 million Electric Football games have been sold and today coaches compete in leagues across the U.S., Canada, and around the world.
Electric Football is one of the NFL’s longest-running items, with the first officially licensed NFL Electric Football games sold by Sears in 1961.
The platinum anniversary celebration will feature a letter-writing and petition campaign aimed at inducting Electric Football into the National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York. To date, 65 toys have been inducted.
Television, press, and online outreach are also part of the campaign which will include contests for Electric Football enthusiasts, specia lproducts, commemorative packaging, and more.