Ideal Gunfight at OK Corral game
The Ideal Gunfight at OK Corral game is a vintage children’s game based on a Wild West shootout.
The game, which was released by the U.S toy company Ideal in 1973, is based in part on the famous Wild West gun battle that took place in Tombstone, Arizona in 1881.
The 30-second fight, which included the legendary figures Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday, saw three men killed and another three injured. It has since gone down in U.S history as perhaps the most famous gun fight in the period’s history.
The Ideal Gunfight at OK Corral game
The game features a long yellow plastic board designed to resemble a street in a Wild West town. At either end of the board are two plastic cowboy figures, behind each of which is a small plastic hand-held gun. The figures (and guns) can be moved from side to side across each end of the board.
Each gun fires a metal ball bearing from between the legs of the cowboy across the floor of the board. The aim is to hit the target on the opposing cowboy’s feet, which then knocks the figure down as if shot dead.
The figures can also be moved to hide behind cover such as a rock or a cactus, but can only shoot at their opponent whilst out in the open.
How much is an Ideal Gunfight at OK Corral game worth?
The game is popular amongst collectors today, due to its style of game play which relies more on dexterity than traditional board games.
In good working order and will all its components intact, copies of the game can sell for up to $100 on auction sites such as eBay depending on condition.