Oregon Trail gets to give a new generation dysentery, but in a table-top format

Now you can get dysentery with your friends in the comfort of your own home with The Oregon Trail, now in multiplayer table-top card game form!

Growing up in the early 90s, my elementary school had a pretty great library. Aside from the books, of which there were many, in the back of the library were a couple of Apple II stations setup with some educational software and some games -- one of the most frustrating games being The Oregon Trail. I can’t tell you how many times I came so close to reaching Oregon only to lose everything to that dangerous trail -- likely the same fate that met many a traveler in real life.

While it’s not likely that many of you have an Apple II just sitting somewhere in your house collecting dust, there is a new multiplayer alternative that should be hitting the shelves of your local Target tomorrow, August 1 for the reasonable price of $15.

Now not only you, but your friends and family can suffer the hardships of the trail as you make your way towards Oregon to the promise of a new life and a possible taste of nostalgia. If you want to see some of the game mechanics, make sure to watch the video above to see what you can expect from the masterminds over at Pressman Toys.  


From Atari 2600 to TTRPG and beyond I game, therefore I am. Can generally be found DMing D&D on the weekend, homebrewing beer, or tripping over stuff in my house while playing VR. Hopeful for something *Ready Player One* meets *S.A.O Nerve Gear* before I kick the bucket.

Published Aug. 1st 2016

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