Eliza Gold
July 31, 2016 12:12 pm
Broderbund

Good news for those of you looking to travel west — the west is coming to a coffee table near you!Thanks to the Pressman Toy Company, one of the OG computer games, The Oregon Trail, has been converted to a card game. It’s available exclusively at Target for $14.99.

WE NEED IT NOW.

The Oregon Trail first came on the market in 1971 as a computer game with the purpose of teaching schoolchildren about pioneer life in the 1800s.

While the game did educate kids about the struggles of surviving a peripatetic life in a covered wagon, it has taken on a wider reputation than something that spread awareness of death by dysentery. For those of us who grew up in the late ’80s to early ’90s, The Oregon Trail was basically our introduction into computers. And again, dysentery.

Like, so much dysentery.

So, now that the dusty cross-country trek has migrated from computers to the coffee table, we wonder what’s next. Maybe a tabletop version of Snake?

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