The Oregon Trail Card Game – A Thrilling Journey

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Category: Age: 12+ 2 - 6 Players 2016

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.


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I’m co-founder and co-CEO of my family. I fell in love with modern board games through my husband-who introduced me to Wil Wheaton’s TableTop-and a few gateway games-Castle Panic, Ticket to Ride, and Smallworld. We’ve been playing ever since. I am passionate about board gaming, and try to introduce as many people as I can to it. I am a stay at home mom to my five kids ages 2 to 11. We’ve introduced to board games to them along the way, and they enjoy them as much as we do. When I’m not playing board games I love being outside- hiking, exploring, kayaking-pretty much most things-as well as spending time as a family unit.

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