App Review: The Oregon Trail – The Wired Homeschool


The Oregon Trail is a classic game that hails back to 1971.  It’s hard to believe that 40 years later it’s still being played and enjoyed by adults and children all over the world.

This educational game is a great way to learn about life on the Oregon Trail in the 1800′s:

Assume the role of a wagon leader in a side-view journey where your strategic decisions must ensure the safety of your party along the treacherous Oregon Trail. Overcome the perilous journey to Oregon in America’s Wild West. Just like the real pioneers, experience the decision-making, problem-solving, and role-playing fun of this historical event. A unique strategy/educational game relating the first pioneers’ journey to Western American.

I have no complaints about this game.  The refresh of this classic game is done well and maintains the spirit of the original while updating the game-play and interactivity.  It has a lot of replay value and will keep you, I mean, children occupied for hours.  You may need to make sure you monitor your child’s time because they will get sucked in.  The good thing is that they will be learning while playing this fun game.

The Oregon Trail is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, requires iOS 2.2.1 or later  and currently costs 99 cents.  A free version is also available with fewer features but for 99 cents you’ll want to get the full version.

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