The Oregon Trail Card Game – A Thrilling Journey
It was hot-unbearably so. You’re thirsty, but your water is running low. Your family is sick yet your medical supplies are depleted. Thankfully, however, you’ve rested. Slowly, you’re headed towards the next outpost- praying you’ll make it-when all of a sudden you see those dreaded words.
You have died of dysentery.
Cringing, you feel defeated as you release the breath you didn’t realize you were holding.
Oh, the journey!
It was exasperating.
It was thrilling.
It was the 80’s.
It was the 90’s.
It was part of my childhood.
It was The Oregon Trail.
Thus, imagine my happiness when I discovered there is The Oregon Trail card game which has recently been released. The excitement I felt over a chance to relieve part of my childhood-a chance to share a piece of me with my kids-brought a huge smile to my face.
The card game is designed for 2 to 6 players, and sold exclusively at Target. Everyone works together in an attempt to forge their way to Willamette Valley along the Oregon Trail. The ultimate goal-survive. Make your decisions wisely or you’ll end up as another tombstone dotting the trail.
Nostalgia is a powerful thing, so while I haven’t played it yet, it’s really irrelevant. I’ll enjoy it for nostalgia sake. All you 80’s and 90’s kids share my sentiment I’m sure. So go grab a copy, and reminiscence while bringing the journey full circle.