The Oregon Trail is a series of educational computer games that simulate a family’s twothousand-mile trek along the Oregon Trail, from Independence, Missouri, to the Willamette Valley in Oregon by covered wagon in the mid-1800s. For those that have never played the game, the original version simulates a five-to-six monthjourney over the course of a dozen or so turns.

The player is allocated some money at the beginning of the game with which they must purchase equipment and supplies for the long, arduous, and sometimes deadly journey. On each turn, the player must make decisions that pioneers may have had to make. Along the way, the player will come across forts, rivers, and mountains. They must deal with weather, illnesses, injuries, and equipment failures. They also…

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