Based on the western television series The Restless Gun that appeared on NBC from 1957 to 1959, this board game of the same name was manufactured by the Milton Bradley Company of Springfield, Massachusetts in 1959. Like the television show, The Restless Gun Board Game depicts the adventures of Vint Bonner (played by John Payne on TV), a wandering cowboy in the era after the American Civil War. A skilled gunfighter, Bonner is an idealistic person who prefers peaceful resolutions to conflict wherever possible.
The Restless Gun Board Game is in great vintage condition. A colorful illustration of Vint Bonner, taken from the television series, adorns the box top. The box, both its top and bottom, are free of split corners; however, one side panel, where a price tag may have once appeared, does have a slight removal of the original paper. The game board with spinner is beautifully illustrated as well, and both are in great vintage condition. The game components are in mint condition, sealed in their box with the original plastic. Instructions for the board game and a rare advertising flyer for other Milton Bradley games are also included.
The Restless Gun Board Game is a hard-to-find, western-themed game that is sure to delight collectors of vintage games, TV-based or not. It also makes for a delightful gift for evenings of family entertainment.