Oregon Trail

The long journey to reveal the Oregon Trail's racist history

Last spring, Layna Lewis dropped her daughter off at Irvington Elementary School in Portland, Oregon for the fourth-grade class' overnight trip to …


Accessibility,wildness,and politics

Much as the LDS church took over the historic Devil’s Gate area on the historic Oregon Trail and renamed it Martin’s Cove, I suspect this proposed …

National Parks

Take a tiny home for a test run at this trendy ski destination in Wyoming

They say good things come in small packages, and, in my book at least, <i>tiny</i> automatically means “adorable.” (Hi, little golden retriever puppy that …


POST/CAPITALISM and the Optimistic Power of Educational Games

POST/CAPITALISM and the Optimistic Power of Educational Games


Staring into the void of the most meta video game ever

Esports Life is unintentionally absurd.<p><i>Esports Life: Episode One: Dreams of Glory</i>, a $20 PC game that debuted on Steam on November 30, starts out …


Created In Northfield, 'The Oregon Trail' Video Game Turns 46

Three Carleton College students designed the game using a teletype machine that connected to a mainframe computer via a phone line.​<p>NORTHFIELD, MN — …


17 Computer Games All '00s Kids Played That Actually Taught You Useful Stuff

Computer games were your favorite teacher.

Civilization (Video Game)

Review Roundup

It’s Saturday. Usually, that would mean gaming. But Friday meant gaming for me, as a friend came over after work and we played some <i>Guild Ball</i>, <i>Bunny</i> …

Board Games

This Video Game Might Solve All of Your Relationship Woes

It feels like forever ago, but last July I fell down an insane rabbit hole with <b>Pokémon Go</b>. And I didn't go alone. I took my boyfriend along with me, …

Game Development

What Were The Target Black Friday Bestsellers? We've Got Your Holiday Shopping List Right Here!

Black Friday is the biggest shopping event of the year, marking the beginning of the holiday gift-giving season. And, it’s no secret that Target does …


How 'The Oregon Trail' Was Built Without Access To A Computer

<i>When</i> The Oregon Trail <i>came out in 1971, it was unlike any game that had come before. An educational computer game that kids actually wanted to play, it filled with action-packed hunting scenes, RPG-like strategy and story, and the constant threat of death. It also made “dying of dysentery” an</i> …

Game Development

How Losing of Net Neutrality Will Change Teaching and Learning

| No comments<p>Technology can be found at the center of nearly all the curricula, learning goals and objectives we use in schools today. Technology is …


The most popular Black Friday items sold at Target on Thanksgiving

• <b>Target released a list of items that sold especially well during its Black Friday event on Thanksgiving</b>• <b><br>TVs, video games, Apple products, and toys all sold especially well during the shopping event.</b><p>Thanksgiving is over, which means its time to tally early Black Friday shopping.<p>Target has highlighted …


These videos offer proof that traveling during the holidays is a death sentence

Going home for the holidays is a wonderful idea, in theory and in practice. It's <i>getting</i> there that's the stuff of nightmares.<p>Sure, we all want to be with our families on Thanksgiving, gathered round the dinner table, enjoying a feast, sharing some laughs and reminiscing. But at what cost? For most …


Die Of A Kombucha Overdose In Travel Oregon's Updated Version Of Oregon Trail

People used to risk their virtual lives along the Oregon Trail, facing wild bears, broken axles, starvation and the ever present threat of dysentery, …


Southern Tier Road Trip

I saw in their eyes something I was to see over and over in every part of the nation- a burning desire to go, to move, to get under way, anyplace, …

Road Trips

20 Old Computer Games You Completely Forgot About

Before the days of Snapchat, Candy Crush, and Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, there were CD-ROMs. Those old-school discs that you inserted into your …


70+ New Board Games Are Heading to Target Later This Year

Board game lovers, it’s time to clear out some space in your game cabinet. On Friday, Target announced that they’re releasing a whopping 70-plus new, …

Board Games

Unique Gift Ideas for Anyone

The holidays can be stressful for so many reasons. So why not get a jump on things and start getting yourself prepared now? Take the time now to …


Baths has a new album coming out ANY HOUR NOW, announces slate of spring 2018 tour dates

With his third album as Baths due to come out in just a handful of…<p><b>*refers to “Farmer’s Almanac,” checks sun dial, notes what direction the crows are</b> …


Pre-Black Friday Target 2017: deals on board games and toys

Discount applies in-store and online<p>Target will be offering 25 percent off toys and games this Saturday, well in advance of its traditional Black Friday sale. Discounts will be applied automatically, both in-store and online.<p>Over the past few years, Target has made a big push into the hobby games …

Board Games

Coen Brothers project brought an estimated $1 million to western Nebraska

The new Coen Brothers project brought about $1 million into western Nebraska, according to the state’s Department of Economic Development.<p>“The Ballad …

Coen Brothers

Oregon Trail as an Anchor for Interdisciplinary Learning

I still remember playing <i>Oregon Trail</i> back in 7th grade on an Apple IIe computer, hoping not to die too soon from seemingly random calamities like …


10 Portland makers who will make you say, "Please take my money!"

A couple of hundred years ago, the Oregon Trail was a mecca for pioneers looking for new opportunities and who were ready to do things their …


This "Yes Or No" Quiz Will Tell You If You're An "Old Millennial"

Not really Gen X, but don't call me a Millennial, either.


Ten-Plus Happiness Games and Activities

Source: PixabayDo you remember playing games like the Oregon Trail or Carmen Sandiego? These games helped you develop skills like planning and world …


Oregon Trail Is Back! Travel Oregon Has Resurrected the Nostalgic 90s Game: Here's How to Play

Nineties kids will remember trying to make the harrowing journey across the American West without contracting dysentery or losing any cattle. And no, …

Game Development

Tour the 1874 Zimmerman Victorian house and heritage farm in Gresham (photos)

Strolling around the 1874 Zimmerman House, which was built on a Gresham/Fairview farm during the area's pioneer era, is an easy history lesson. The …

When Steve Jobs donated 9,000 Apples to California schools, it was tax and marketing coup

He created a generation of users, and looked like a hero<p>Apple didn’t exactly have the cash to donate $21 million worth of computers. So, Steve Jobs …


Ford the river with kombucha and craft beer in the millennial version of 'The Oregon Trail'

Played <i>The Oregon Trail</i> in school? The classic classroom frontier game has had a modern day makeover.<p>An ambitious promotional tool from Travel Oregon, …