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 the 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. 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. For 2-6 players, ages 12 and up.
Great addition for casual players as well as serious board game players.
5 out of 5 stars
bruiseviolet - 2 months ago
We had fun. The instructions were a little confusing, but after 2 attempts, we finally had it figured out. The older adults who grew up playing the original Oregon Trail loved it, as well as the younger kids who had never played the original computer version of it. With the help of adults, even our 6 and 7 year old were having fun playing with us. There isn't a ton of strategy to it, but it still is a fun game. Sometimes the games are very short and sometimes they last a little longer. This would make a great addition to your family game night games and a nostalgic and fun addition for serious board game players as well. This is one of those games that can be as boring or as fun as you want to make it. We definitely had fun reading the epitaphs and mourning the loss of our fellow players when they died. The game had a fun dynamic since you were all trying to get to Oregon to win the game, but also the element where you are ultimately trying to keep yourself alive, which may mean you have to let a fellow traveler on your wagon die.
This game is terrible. The instructions are confusing and contradict itself. Even after watching the video tutorial, we had many unanswered questions about when to draw a card or who should be doing what. My wife and I both grew up with the original computer game and were excited to for this game, but after an hour of trying to figure out the proper way to play, we finally gave up.
1 reply from Goliath Games team - 2 months ago
Thanks for taking time to write this review of Oregon Trail, Alfonzo. We appreciate the feedback and are sorry to hear it was confusing to you. We are always happy to help clarify instructions! If we may be of assistance, please contact us directly at - firstname.lastname@example.org.
My husband and I hold game nights at our house every other Monday and are always looking for fun new games to incorporate into our regimen. Growing up in the 90's, I saw this and HAD to give it a try! The gameplay is super fun as it is all players against the game which makes for some great communication, community strategy, and sometimes just hilarity. The game is neither a long nor a short game so it does a great job keeping the attention span and moving along without boredom. Last of all, for the price, this is a GREAT game to add to the game cabinet! I would definitely recommend!
Garbage game. Played it a few times and there is very little strategy. You can draw random cards that just kill you and randomly eliminates players from the game. It's boring and poorly designed. It's feeding off your nostalgia. Please pass.
I think this game is great! It’s one of those games that really depends on who you’re playing with. I’ve had friends and family play it and it be a fun time, but I’ve also had others play it and just make it super boring. It just all depends.
This game is simple and a lot of fun! We laughed the whole time. Definitely gave us flashbacks to the original computer game. Entertaining. A few of the instructions are a little bit confusing, but the game overall is pretty simple so this did not take away from our experience.