Sunday, August 27, 2017

The Oregon Trail Card Game from Pressman Toy Company

We received a sample in exchange for a honest an unbiased review.

We received The Oregon Trail Game from Pressman Toy to review. This is the card game version of the classic computer game. This has become a new favorite of ours.

The Oregon Trail is for 2-6 players 12 years and older. Players, first make a stack of five trail cards. The player who played the fifth card chooses whether to put the first card played or the fifth card played on top of the stack. Then on, players always place the first card played on top of the stack so the trails connect.

Follow card instructions to try to ford a river. One player must ford the river before any more Trail Cards can be played. If a player dies and loses a Supply Card, or if nothing happens play will pass to the left. The next player does not play a new Trail Card. The player rolls and follows the instructions on the most recent Trail Card played. This will continue until one player fords the river. When players run out of Trail Cards, they pick five more from the Draw Pile.

Gruesome deaths await your wagon party in this official multi-player card game. Winning means you’ll need to keep one player alive all the way from Independence, MO to the Willamette Valley. Between rattlesnakes, dead oxen, broken bones, starvation, dysentery, among other calamities the odds are long . . . almost as long as the Oregon Trail.

All Players must work together to move along the trail, fording rivers and playing Supply Cards to overcome Trail issues. Every time players go the way of all flesh, you’ll flip over the roster card and write their names on tombstones.

Contents of the game:

  • 1 Laminated, Two-sided Wagon Party Roster
  • 1 Erasable Marker
  • 1 Die
  • 58 Trail Cards
  • 32 Calamity Cards
  • 26 Supply Cards Illustrated Instructions

    The Pressman Toy company has been a force for innovation in the US Toy Market since 1922. From making Chinese checkers into a craze that swept the nation in the 1920s to making products such as Rummikub, Mastermind and triominos into some of the top selling games of all time. Pressman toy was the first company to offer a toy doctor's bag that inspired generations of American children while making the concept of modern medicine less scary. In 1959, Pressman Toys was the first company to have a female CEO. Their iconic red boxes have introduced millions of Americans to the joys of checkers, chess, Backgammon, Cribbage, Dominoes, Mancala and Bingo, along with a host of other classic games. Currently, Pressman offers include these time tested favorites along with a mix of exciting new games and puzzles designed to spark young imaginations and bring families together.

    You can connect with Pressman Toy via Facebook , @pressmantoy , You Tube and Pressman Toy Website

    1. Wow, what a blast from the past. Looks like fun!

    2. My name would probably be first on a tombstone! This does sound like an intriguing game that will keep young (and old) minds occupied for hours.

    3. Pressman always makes great games. I never played the Oregon Trail computer game, but this card game still sounds like fun!

    4. This sounds like so much fun. I love card games. Thank you for sharing. God Bless

    5. The Pressman Toy company i have not heard of before. The Oregon Trail Game sounds like an awesome card game that makes all players stick together. Thanks for sharing this awesome card game.