Pressman Toy Co.’s new tabletop version of the classic computer game officially begin selling exclusively in Target stores yesterday.
The Oregon Trail, created in 1971, was a popular home and classroom computer game despite (or perhaps because of) the many ways you can die in the game, including dysentery, typhoid or snakebite. It has been updated on the computer a few times since then.
The goal of the multi-player tabletop version of the computer game is to get all the way through the Oregon Trail to Williamette Valley. Using three different decks of cards, players work together to fight pending dangers like dead oxen, starvation, poisonous rattlesnakes, and other surprises.
Unfortunately, the game is already sold out online, and many players have not been able to find it in their local Target stores.
New Oregon Trail card/board game only at Target. Go to Target to get it, no one can find. Told to call back today, still nothing. Not happy.
— Crystal Miguez (@StarrChilds) August 1, 2016
— Kimberly Zonca (@KimmieAM) July 31, 2016
No luck getting the Oregon Trail card game at my local @Target. Inventory said they had some, none to be found. Can’t buy online. I’m sad.
— Jen (@antijenic) July 31, 2016
@Target do you plan on restocking the Oregon Trail card game as it is not available online or in any of the stores where it says it is?
— Iris (@260daysnorepeat) August 1, 2016
— Alisa Williams (@AWWritesStories) August 1, 2016
No word yet from Target about when the game will be more widely available on their shelves.