Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Oregon Trail: Journey to Willamette Valley

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

Are you someone that enjoyed The Oregon Trail games? If so you will be interested to hear what is being put on shelves this Fall. The Oregon Trail: Journey to Willamette Valley.



These are games based on the classic PC game. Pressman Toy has teamed up with Global Learning Company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for the third installment of the Oregon Trail game series.

This newest game is unlike the original games. Oregon Trail card game and the Oregon Trail The Hunt For Food. This one is a competitive strategy board game.

The Oregon Trail Journey to Willamette Valley is for two to four players, ages 14 and older. Every wagon will be out for their selves in this racing board game. In addition it is a tile based, With each game play players will discover a multitude of pathways be prepared for an all-new fun that will require strategy and a little luck as every player races to search for their fortune in the West. This is a whole new twist compared to the rest.



Each player will start the game as a Pioneer preparing their wagons, getting their family members along with some food and a pistol for hunting. As the game progresses players will face harsh Winters their supplies will dwindle and food will grow scars. Players will hunt for food along the way so that their families won't starve.

The object of the game is completing this dangerous journey while keeping as much money as possible to begin their new lives. However, if a family member dies along the way funeral arrangements will be deducted from the players total Fortune.

Players will have to prepare wisely and have strategies. Players take up to three of the following actions buying hunting moving selling or picking up hitchhikers. There are also some free actions that will not count against the players turn such as using medicines and crossing over rivers. Players will continue to take turns until the wagon reaches Willamette Valley or the last trail tile is placed on the board which will be the end of the game. Each Players Fortune is calculated and the Pioneer with the most money wins.

This game is scenic giving you a colorful view of the wild wild west. Players will definitely get a history lesson that's fun and exciting! The Oregon Trail Journey to Willamette Valley will be sold exclusively at Target. Just in time to think about gifting it someone for the up and coming holidays. Our family loves adding games like these to our collection.


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