This illustrated playing card deck is part of U.S. Games Systems’ popular "Old West" series of card games. This fact-filled deck features 13 different pioneers who personified the spirit and excitement of the Old West: Buffalo Bill Cody; Daniel Boones; Meriwether Lewis and William Clark; John Colter; Hugh Glass; Zebulon Pike; Joe Meek; Jim Beckwourth; Jim Bridger; John Fremont; Kit Carson; Fred Burnham; and Pawnee Bull.
For each Frontiersman, there are four cards (a book) with biographical information and historical facts. There are also instructions for playing an Authors-style card game, wherein players collect cards to complete four-card books by calling for cards from other players. The player with the most books wins. This 52-card deck is also suitable for many other traditional card games.
Other decks in the Old West series: Indian Chiefs of the Old West Outlaws of the Old West, and Lawmen of the Old West. Also available in a 12-deck display.