This tag is for the 1990 version of an educational simulation game that was used in schools to teach students about the harsh realities of the Oregon Trail. The game was originally adapted for the Apple II computer.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
1answer
61 views

How to successfully cross a river without using money

The title sums it up. I have tried fording 4 foot deep rivers, thinking my wagon and oxen would be tall enough not to drown. I have never forded successfully. My party members always drown or I ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Complete list of ways you could die in Oregon Trail?

Wikipedia gives the following (partial?) list: ...die from various causes, such as measles, snakebite, dysentery, typhoid, cholera, and exhaustion. People could also die from drowning or a ...
3
votes
1answer
188 views

In The Oregon Trail on Apple II / Mac, what is clothing for?

The last version of The Oregon Trail I played had the farmer as the biggest multiplier (pre-teacher) and had graphical hunting. This was on the Apple II. Except for the ability to trade (and ...
14
votes
1answer
769 views

Why has the game “Oregon Trail” remained nostalgically popular for so many in the US? [closed]

I am somewhat in awe of the nostalgic popularity of the game Oregon Trail. Why did this game become so embedded in the cultural psyche of several generations in the US?