Relive Your Childhood with the Oregon Trail

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The 8 bit classic is now a card game that’s just as addictive as the original.

If you grew up with an AppleIIe in your elementary school classroom you probably remember waiting your turn to play Oregon Trail – and freaking out when your party members slowly died one by one in horrible pioneer day ways. Thanks to Pressman Toys you can re-live that memory on the table top!

All sorts of gruesome deaths await you and the rest of your wagon party in this official multi-player card game version of the classic computer game. To win you’ll need to keep one player alive all the way from Independence, MO to the Willamette Valley. But between rattlesnakes, starvation, dead oxen, broken bones, dysentery, and a host of other calamities the odds are long . . . almost as long as the Oregon Trail itself.

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Players work together to move along the trail, fording rivers and playing Supply Cards to overcome calamities. But be warned–there will be times when it makes sense to let one of your wagon mates succumb to a calamity rather than expend precious supplies. And every time players go the way of all flesh, you’ll flip over the roster card and write their names on tombstones (don’t forget to include a quick epitaph). It’s a great way to relive your fond memories of one of the world’s most beloved computer games, and to kill off your family and friends at the same time.

Suggested for 2-6 players

You get:
– 58 Trail Cards
– 32 Calamity Cards
– 26 Supply Cards
– 1 Laminated, Two-sided Wagon Party Roster
– 1 Erasable Marker
– 1 Die
– Instructions

Oregon Trail is available exclusively at Target – $12.99

 

Share your memories of this magnificent computer game in the comments!

  • Raven Jax

    Yeah, but can I shoot 8,000 pounds of buffalo meet and trade that for a spare wagon wheel?

    • The Basement Gamer

      If you could only but carry more than 200 pounds of it back to the wagon…

  • Vepr

    Does your food stores go up when you shoot a bandit? I will forever have a place in my heart for Oregon Trail and O’Dell Lake.

  • JP

    I remember getting swept away in the river. A LOT. Rivers seemed to REALLY hate me.