Hunting Oxen And Dying Of Dysentery
That headline doesn’t sound like it’d be on anyone’s weekend agenda, but kids from the 70s to 90s fondly remember hitting The Oregon Trail. It was a challenge to keep everyone alive on the expedition with the threat of bad weather, spoiled food, and rampant illness. However, it was all in good fun, especially when you replaced the default names of your wagon party with your sibling’s.
The Oregon Trail has been updated numerous times over the years, even moving to mobile, handheld, and card versions of the game. Although it was created as an educational game for children to learn about American migration into the west, there are plenty of adults still enjoying the thrills of the trail during their weekend retro gaming sessions.