Flashback Friday: The Oregon Trail Game, 1989-1990

Today’s Flashback Friday is going way back! Back to 1989/90, when I was in the 5th grade and playing the 1985 version of the Oregon Trail game.

I had just transferred from a Catholic school to a public school, and there were so many new experiences for me that school year. One of them was having a computer lab where we had typing and whatever other computer-related lessons of that era, and we could also play computer games. The class favorite was The Oregon Trail.

This book’s cover brought back so many (pixelated) memories of playing the computer game.

The idea for today’s Flashback Friday post came about because one of my students is reading the book above for his book report. It’s a “choose your own adventure” style book. How cool is that?! The teacher in me is thrilled that this exists, while my former 10-year-old self is astonished at the game’s lasting relevance after all these years. The nerdy adult that I am now is amazed at how something has come full circle (more or less) in my life yet again. Alas, I cannot remember for sure if I ever made it to Oregon in the game, but I think I did.

Have any of you ever read the books from this series? I’m going to borrow this one from my student once he’s done with his book report. Anyone else out there ever play the old computer game? Leave me a comment below about your memories of it.

You have died of dysentery.” If you know, you know.

As always, thanks for stopping by. ❀

2 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: The Oregon Trail Game, 1989-1990

  1. Hi!! Oh that does take me back!!! I didn’t know the Choose Your Own Adventure books were still popular. I LOVED those books growing up, it made me feel I could have three books in one. I will have to look up and see if I like any of them again!

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