Do you remember the game The Oregon Trail? Did it spark something in you that had you playing it for days on end?
Something I share with a lot of nineties kids is the nostalgia for a game that made learning about a relatively brief historical phenomenon fun. On an old Macintosh computer my friends and I would load up our wagons (did anyone pick anything other than conestoga*?), embark on a journey that followed a unique path while stocking up on goods and fording rivers along the way, inevitably losing family members in a variety of dark – but historically accurate – ways.
I recently had the chance to watch a master of The Oregon…
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