Bring the Oregon Trail right into your living room!

November 9, 2016 35 Comments

I think just about every child of the 80s and 90s spent a significant chunk of time in an elementary school computer lab making their way down The Oregon Trail – I certainly did. I’m going to sound like Stefon from Saturday Night Live here, but this game had everything: American history, gross gastrointestinal diseases, oxen, the ability to write hilarious epitaphs on tombstones for fallen party members.

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Shoutout to the Oregon Trail Tombstone Generator… kind of my new favorite toy.

You can still play the original version of The Oregon Trail online, but did you know that there’s now a CARD GAME?! I know, right? This means now you can play at home, with booze, like all good card games were intended to be played.

Oregon Trail card game, Oregon Trail

Target is the exclusive retailer, and I am totally loving the retro factor here. From their website:

How Will You Die on the Oregon Trail?
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.

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.


Oregon Trail, Oregon Trail card gameI am geeking out so hard over the nostalgia, and I love me a card game – so much so that I’m giving away THREE sets! Not sponsored – I am just that much of a nerd. (In case the dysentery cross-stitch didn’t make that clear…!)

The Rafflecopter runs until Sunday, November 13, 2o16 at 23:59PM EST.

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    November 9, 2016

    I loved this game! And where in the world is Carmen Sandiego!!! Thank you for this giveaway!!!

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      November 9, 2016

      CARMEN SANDIEGO!!! I loved that game so much… and I always wanted to be on that TV show! Thank you for entering!

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    November 9, 2016

    This is hilarious. I bet it would be fun to play at parties with people who remember Oregon Trail from elementary school.

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      November 9, 2016

      Right?! It’s custom-made for that! 🙂

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    Amber Donges

    November 9, 2016

    I played it all the time in school.

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      November 9, 2016

      Same here! Those were the best class periods!

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    steve cepak

    November 9, 2016

    the pc games were awesome this would be great to add into our weekly board game night

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      November 10, 2016

      I feel the same way – nothing but love for the PC game! I think it would be awesome for a family game night too.

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    Austin Mondor

    November 9, 2016

    This game kicks ass

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      November 10, 2016

      I concur.

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    Danielle Bell

    November 9, 2016

    I loved this game. This would be so awesome.

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      November 10, 2016

      Me too – that’s why I was all… “I HAVE to give this away!” 🙂 Thank you so much for entering!

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    Mike Bratek

    November 10, 2016

    I don’t even remember this game, although i tried very hard to no avail!

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    November 10, 2016

    I do remember playing this game in school, not sure why I named my wagon people after my family members, I was always sad when the died…

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    November 10, 2016

    I remember plaything is and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego.

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    November 10, 2016

    This is just, like, pretty super amazing.

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    November 10, 2016

    I loved playing this game such a #throwback

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    Denise L

    November 10, 2016

    I never played Oregon Trail, but like everyone else who commented I loved me some Carmen San Diego!

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    Kristi C

    November 11, 2016

    Yes, I do remember playing this in school.

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    Heather D

    November 11, 2016

    I remember going to the computer room and playing this game in elementary. I loved those days.

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    Christian Marie (@dandyiscandy)

    November 12, 2016

    I remember playing Oregon Trail in elementary school. We only had 4 copies so we always had to wait our turn to play it in computer class.

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    Rachel Freer

    November 12, 2016

    I loved playing the Oregon Trail. I would have preferred to play the game all day then do actual school work.

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    November 12, 2016

    SQUEE! I LOVED this game. Though I think I remember dying along the way. Hooray for nostalgia… and card games!

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    Brenda Elsner

    November 12, 2016

    I loved playing this game!!!

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    November 12, 2016

    I remember playing this game for hours and hours.
    Laurie Emerson

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    leah wall

    November 13, 2016

    I never played this 🙁 But I’m entering to win for my brother who played all.the.time.

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    Debbie Lyon

    November 13, 2016

    My kids played this a lot! There were many hours of torment for my daughter by my sons, who somehow always had her dying of dysentery. They would love this game.

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    Tracy Shafer

    November 13, 2016

    I don’t remember playing it..but it looks like fun!!

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    mandi smith

    November 13, 2016

    This game is the best thing about Elementary school computer lab that I remember

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    T. Cryder

    November 13, 2016

    I remember getting maybe 2 minutes of play time in 3rd grade. 3 classrooms sharing one computer didn’t allow for much joy.

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    Krystal Dunlap

    November 13, 2016

    I actually do not remember playing this game. It looks so fun though!

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    Leah Shumack

    November 13, 2016

    Haha I soooo remember playing this in school. We’d all sit together and our friends were our family on the trail. Then it’s basically who can make it the furthest and telling everyone what they died of!

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    November 13, 2016

    I remember this game on Windows 95. Classic. So excited. Hope I win!

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