The Oregon Trail is an educational computer game produced by MECC.  The game was inspired by the real-life Oregon Trail and was designed to teach school children about the realities of 19th century pioneer life on the trail.  The player assumes the role of wagon leader guiding his party of settlers from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon's Wilamette Valley by way of the Oregon Trail via a Conestoga wagon in 1848.  The success of the game has spawned numerous sequels. Question Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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Have you ever played The Oregon Trail?
The Oregon Trail is an educational computer game produced by MECC. The game was inspired by the real-life Oregon Trail and was designed to teach school children about the realities of 19th century pioneer life on the trail. The player assumes the role of wagon leader guiding his party of settlers from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon`s Wilamette Valley by way of the Oregon Trail via a Conestoga wagon in 1848. The success of the game has spawned numerous sequels.


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13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 9/8/07 - 8:15:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
Wheee! First post!

Yes. It was the 3-D version and I was hooked to it.

13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 9/8/07 - 8:17:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
When I was a kid, I owned that game. And we used to play it in our computer class at school... The best part was editing the travel journal. We'd all be networked together and people would use the journal to talk sh*t about each other.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 9/8/07 - 8:21:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
Worst. Game. Ever. Except asteroids. That was even worse.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 9/8/07 - 8:23:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
When you're ten, The Oregon Trail is kinda cool, but I could never play it now.

As for Asteroids, I still play that game.

13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 9/8/07 - 8:26:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. I have played the cd rom type and the floppy drive type. I liked the floppy version more.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 9/8/07 - 8:41:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
man, grade school! just the mention of that game took me back!
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 9/8/07 - 8:43:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes...in computer class in school. My very first computer experience! And my favorite part was going hunting for meat. I really adored that game.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 9/8/07 - 9:04:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
played it, hated it, sold it
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 9/8/07 - 9:16:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
I used to play this all the time. I LOVED it.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 9/8/07 - 10:05:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
NO. I feel so left out. I have never played this game and I feel that I have missed out on one of the greatest experiences of childhood.


13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 9/8/07 - 10:08:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yep.

I loved that game...

13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 9/8/07 - 10:09:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
YES. I used to love that game.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 9/8/07 - 10:12:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
YES!

It's the best game ever.

And I want this t-shirt:


13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/10/07 - 5:23:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
I always used to name the characters after people in my class that I didn't like so I could revel in their horrible diarrhea-induced deaths.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/10/07 - 5:30:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. My friend had it. I loved it!
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/10/07 - 5:38:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah but I always ended up pretty quickly.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/10/07 - 6:53:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
I loved oregon trail...we played them on like these ancient computers...i think apple made them and they were yellow....oregon trail and number munchers...good times man...good times.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/10/07 - 7:33:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, I used to play that in typing class in middle school when we were supposed to be working.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/10/07 - 8:02:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 9/8/2007 10:12:42 PM Cassiopia227 wrote:
And I want this t-shirt: (image)

Isn't that a threadless tee?
And yes, I absolutely loved Oregon Trail in it's hayday. I have OT 5, but Vista won't run it.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/10/07 - 8:29:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 9/10/2007 8:02:05 PM HilaryH wrote:
On 9/8/2007 10:12:42 PM Cassiopia227 wrote: And I want this t-shirt: (image) Isn't that a threadless tee?

I don't think so...I've seen it sold on a lot of other websites before too.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/10/07 - 8:44:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
I have never even heard of it.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/10/07 - 8:52:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, haha! You have died from dysentary... priceless...
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/10/07 - 9:53:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
No! But now I feel left out because my sister claims that was a great game and that she wants to play it now, but can't find a download for it..
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/10/07 - 9:59:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes! I loved that game when I was in elementary!
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/10/07 - 10:00:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 9/10/2007 5:23:14 PM lone_justice wrote:
I always used to name the characters after people in my class that I didn't like so I could revel in their horrible diarrhea-induced deaths.

Ha, I did that too!
Plus I would put my name in then the names of my crushes.
Hot times


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