How 'Oregon Trail' took over computer labs

In the 1980s and 1990s, computer classrooms across the country taught kids about the perils of dysentery and crossing rivers in wagons with 'The Oregon Trail,' an instructive—and morbid—text-based adventure game. We're here to discover the true story behind this pioneering simulation and talk about some of our other favorite retro video games.

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How 'Oregon Trail' took over computer labs


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