Produced in 1961 under the renowned Pepys card game line of Castell Brothers, Ltd., of Great Britain, the Wild West Card Game celebrates all of the wonder and mayhem of the American West between the Civil War and World War I. Cowboys, outlaws, the sheriff and his posse, a stage coach and even a gold prospector are among the cultural icons of the Wild West that populate this game.
This trick-taking card game is in mint vintage condition, complete with 44 playing cards and a rules booklet. The cards are in great condition, free of frayed edges, tears, stains, spots and creases. The cards are in such a pristine state that one wonders whether the game was ever played. The instruction booklet in a good condition, too, with staining around the single staple that holds the booklet together. The box is in good condition, with only minor edge wear, and its top and side flaps remain intact. One side panel of the box, however, is marked in black ink.
For an evening of great family entertainment, the Wild West Card Game is an ideal item to buy. For collectors of vintage foreign-made card games of for those who like to collection Wild West ephemera, then this 50-year-old game makes for a surprising find.