Turn Back Time: Oregon Trail Gets Reworked as a Card Game
The game that taught kids everywhere about the joys of dysentery, typhoid, and cholera is making the jump from your computer screen to your card table.
Oregon Trail, one of the first computer games to ever come to the classroom, is being developed into a card and dice game. Pressman Toy Company is behind the release, which will be available exclusively in Target stores, sometime in the future.
The game, developed in 1971 by a student at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, gives players a chance to navigate their covered wagon from Missouri to Oregon in 1847, hunting for food, restocking supplies, and fixing broken wagons, all while trying to avoid any number of of nasty diseases along the way.
In all, 15 different computer versions of the game were released, most recently as 2012. Oregon Trail was inducted into the World Video Hall of Fame earlier this year.
How many of you played Oregon Trail when you were in school? Did you ever make it to Oregon alive?