What's going on everyone!? Today for the Game a Day challenge my lovely wife, dear ol' pops and I played Oregon Trail!
I've been looking for this game since release and it's proven very elusive. Luckily I received it as an early christmas present last monday so I've been VERY eager to get it to the table all week.
There are two things that happen in today's game. The first is that we unfortunately didn't make it to Oregon. We had a good run and made it over half way there but fate was not on our side...
The second thing is that I realized how much fun this game is. It can be a bit difficult or even unforgiving when there are cards that can instantly kill you but really, that's how the original pc game was as well. VERY unforgiving for sure.
This game is one of those that I feel is a GREAT conversion from digital to physical game. The look and feel of the cards will leave you with some nostalgia and in a good way. It's very nice to see that they kept as true as they could with the game.
When it comes to traveling the trail, I like how they came up with traversing such a great distance. Basically, you stack every 5 cards with the last card played as the current piece of the trail to continue off of. Oh, and there are in fact river crossings as well. Some of them aren't SO bad, others will leave you dead if you fail...
Here are a few pics from tonight's session:
If you happen to have a chance to play this or even purchase this one I highly suggest it if you would like a great co-op game that truly is unrelenting yet fun. You can win, it just will not be handed to you. ;)
As always, thank you for reading and don't forget to stop and smell the meeples! :)