The Oregon Trail is now a board game - it's dysentery for the whole family!

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Quick question: does a board game count as a multiplayer mod? Because if so, I think we may have found the best mod of all time. Target is now selling a physical, two to six-player board game version of The Oregon Trail for $12.99, and it looks just fantastic.

As you can see in the video demonstration above, The Oregon Trail Card Game recreates the classic game's premise and pitfalls pretty accurately. You begin in Independence, MO and must journey to Willamette Valley, OR, fending off disease, animals, extreme weather, and other calamities along the way.

If even a single member of your wagon party survives the journey, everyone wins - which is why the cards will do their damndest to kill you and your friends. Sounds like childhood to me.

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Hi! My name's Sam Prell. I'm a games journalist with a soft spot for MOBAs, MMOs, and puppies. I also unironically like Todd McFarlane's Spawn. May the '90s never die!

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