Oregon Trail: Journey to Williamette Valley Board Game

Oregon Trail: Journey to Williamette Valley Board Game

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Item #: 074647
Grades: 8-AD

Product Description:

The ever-popular Oregon Trail game now in a board game version! Players compete to get their oxen, wagon, supplies, and family members across the board, from Independence, MO, to the Willamette Valley. As in the popular computer game, calamities regularly arise that must be dealt with! Each turn, players overturn new trail tiles (for a different board with every play), draw a calamity, take 3 actions (including moving, hunting, buying supplies, picking up hitchhikers, or selling supplies), draw a new market price card, resolve the calamity card, and feed their families. You only have so much room in your wagon, so you must decide what's most important food, medicine, winter clothing, weapons, or wagon parts. You will have to balance your supplies and your choices with your family's health and well-being as you strive to be the player with the most money at the end of the trip. 2-4 players. ~ Megan

Publisher Description:

Its 1844: You and your family have joined a wagon train in Independence, MO that is about to head to Willamette Valley to find your fortune in the West! Players will place tiles to discover the trails, rivers, forts, and towns ahead of them that they will move through to this new land. This scenic journey would almost be perfect if it wasnt for the disease, drowning, rattlesnakes and other hazards that will plague you along the way. Youll need to hunt for food to avoid starvation, and with limited wagon space, you may need to choose between supplies and family members to keep moving along the trail. Until, eventually, you find yourself safe, in Willamette Valley. Relive your fond memories of one of the worlds most beloved computer games as you race your friends to victory in The Oregon Trail: Journey to Willamette Valley. For 2-4 players, ages 14 and up.

Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
8
Grade End
AD
EAN
021853024463
Format
Other
Brand Name
Pressman Toy
Weight
3.0 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.75" x 11.75" x 2.88"
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Why did you choose this?
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Grandchild wanted it.
George S on Dec 9, 2022
1800's is my child's favorite time period.
Sue G on Nov 30, 2022
Grandchild wanted it.
George S on Dec 9, 2022
My grown children used to play this on the old computers at school and home. They joke about their travels in life and refer to " if we were on the Oregon trail". I thought they would enjoy playing this with their own children and because we use tech so much, playing a board game is refreshing.
PRISCILLA on Dec 1, 2022
1800's is my child's favorite time period.
Sue G on Nov 30, 2022
I loved the computer game when I was young, and want to play it!
K E on Nov 28, 2022
We played the computer game as kids and thought it would be fun to add to our United States History curriculum
Lindsay G on Apr 16, 2022
Recommended by a friend
Lori C on Dec 12, 2021
My daughter requested this game.
Terrie B on Nov 24, 2021
fun and educational game!
Tiffany W on Nov 28, 2020
Kids have been looking at this game in catalog for along time.
Nancy B on Oct 28, 2020
Fun!
Janea S on Sep 14, 2020
Daughter read a book and I think would like the game.
Leslie P on Jul 20, 2019
My grown children used to play this on the old computers at school and home. They joke about their travels in life and refer to " if we were on the Oregon trail". I thought they would enjoy playing this with their own children and because we use tech so much, playing a board game is refreshing.
PRISCILLA on Dec 1, 2022
I loved the computer game when I was young, and want to play it!
K E on Nov 28, 2022
4.2 / 5.0
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Rated 3 out of 5
Leaves me disppointed
I played the Oregon Trail computer game as a kid for hours and hours. I still remember many things about what it was like to travel the Oregon Trail from the computer game. I was excited to see this and got it for Christmas. We have played it once so far and I am really disappointed. It is loosely based on the computer game. It is by "Pressman" and feels more like a way to get more money from the Oregon Trail franchise than a real game about the Oregon Trail. It is way too simple and the instructions are lacking.

1) You only start with $300 and have no way of earning more money unless you buy winter clothes for $200 and then sell them back for $400. Look you just made $200 and it would have never happened like that on the Oregon Trail.
2) You can hunt, but unless you purchase a shotgun you have little chance of getting something good. You can use a compass to aim but that costs you $50.
3) You can travel a long way on a road and still only need to use one cube of food for the whole trip.
4) You can pick up hitchhikers and get $400 if you finish with the hitchhiker but who ever heard of families picking up hitchhikers on the Oregon trail?
5) If you don't have winter clothes you can't make it on the trip because there are a lot of winter tiles.
6) There are too many forts and towns for 1848. And the instructions don't say if you restock the stuff in the fort when purchased or if it is no longer available.
7) The age range says 14+ this is a joke. my 7 year old can play it just fine, it is way easier than many other games.

I think my biggest beef with the game is that it is too simplistic and doesn't really give you a feel for the trials of the Oregon Trail like the computer game. I am working on my own rules for the game using their stuff to modify it to make it more like the Oregon Trail Computer game.
December 30, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5
We love this game
March 1, 2022
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fun for all ages!
My sons ages (4-13) love this game! They laugh so hard over it! They like how it can easily incorporate the littlest children, if a bigger one is playing. I’m so glad we got it! It’s not a game that sits neglected on a shelf.
January 8, 2022
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent game for families all about homesteading or self sufficient living
We have been listening to the little house on prairie series and so this seemed like a great game. We tried it and it took a trial run to get down the flow of the game but we are super happy tonown this classic!
January 5, 2022
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 2 out of 5
Instructions are vague.
December 27, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great
Haven’t opened the game yet because it is a Christmas gift. The box looks amazing and the weight of it makes me think it will all be of good quality.
December 16, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago


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