Holy Crap, The Old MS-DOS Oregon Trail Can Now Be Played For Free on the Internet Archive

Now With 300% More Dysentery!

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The first time the transplants ruined Oregon, they came in wagons, with dysentery and broken legs. They came on an Apple IIc, and on a crappy x86 PC. And they're back: You can now play the MS-DOS Oregon Trail for free on the Internet Archive.It was the game that gave multiple generations of children their first taste of life's savage cruelty.The games' settlers were bankers from Boston, and carpenters ...   More
 
Thursday, January 8, 2015 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Willamette Geek: A Live-Action Oregon Trail Game

[Insert dysentery joke here]

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There has never been a good reason to go to Salem—unless you work in politics or were born there or something—but there is now.On September 29, the Willamette Heritage Center is putting on a live-action version of the classic edutainment video game The Oregon Trail. Teams of four will compete in challenges like hunting (actually shooting college students dressed as buffalo with Nerf guns), ...   More
 
Monday, August 13, 2012 RUTH BROWN

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