The Oregon Trail Game, developed by Don Rawitsch, Bill Heinemann, and Paul Dillenberg, teaches children about real-life situations of people in the 19th century. The objective of the game is to take a group of individuals from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon

The Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium produced this computer program that consists of the following parts:

  • The Departure
  • The Journey
  • The Arrival

During the Oregon Trail Game, travelers face many obstacles that can be factors in accomplishing the journey. Click here to begin.