Watch out for the dysentery

If you're close to my age (under 80, but older than 5), you may remember one of the earlier educational games, Oregon Trail. This game possibly accurately depicted random people following Lewis and Clark in their quest for new land, gold and Texas tea. Or, wait, Texas wasn't around yet. Was there tea?

Anyway, the game taught multiple skills, none of which helped you make tea. But they did help kids make critical decisions on how best to outfit a caravan across an unknown wilderness, with food, clothing, weapons, etc.

But the best part is now, you have a chance to play the game! Oregon Trail is listed on, and all you need is an emulator to play. Fortunately, there are plenty to choose from on the Apple][ Emulators page. Just be careful that you don't starve or die of dysentery before you download.