Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Pressman Toy® Releases The Oregon Trail: Journey to Willamette Valley™ Card Game #ad

Do you remember how I blogged about Mica enjoying his time at Get Your Game On! Camp? He's been into board games big time. 

I'm excited to share with you a new card game: 

Pressman Toy has teamed up with global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, for the third installment of The Oregon Trail game series, The Oregon Trail: Journey to Willamette Valley. Based on the classic PC game, this Target exclusive board game will be hitting shelves this fall. Pioneers must gather their supplies and family members as they embark on the voyage from Independence, MO to Willamette Valley.

Unlike the cooperative nature of its original games, The Oregon Trail Card Game and The Oregon Trail: Hunt for Food, the newest game will be a competitive strategy board game with every wagon out for themselves. In addition, the new game is tile-based as players ford the trail, discovering a multitude of pathways with each gameplay. With 2 to 4 players, ages 14 and up, The Oregon Trail: Journey to Willamette Valley will require strategy and luck as players race and search for their fortune in the West.

“We’re excited to offer Oregon Trail fans a new twist on one of the most beloved computer games,” said David Norman, President of Pressman Toy. “We wish you and your fellow travelers the best of luck as you race to victory in The Oregon Trail: Journey to Willamette Valley.”

To start, players will receive a wagon, family members, some food, and a pistol for hunting. As the play progresses, players will endure dangerous terrain and deadly calamities. The object of the game is to complete the perilous journey while keeping as much money as possible to start your new life. However, if family members die along the way, their funeral arrangements will be deducted from the player’s total fortune.

“We’re thrilled to bring The Oregon Trail to life again, together with Pressman Toy,” said Caroline Fraser, Head of HMH Productions at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. “This is a brand so close to the hearts of fans everywhere, and we’re excited to offer more fresh ways for fans to connect to The Oregon Trail.”

About Pressman Toy:

Since 1922, Pressman Toy has been entertaining families for generations – from making Chinese Checkers into a craze that swept the nation in the 1920s to creating timeless classics such as Rummikub®, Tri-Ominos®, and Mastermind®.

Pressman’s iconic red boxes have introduced millions of Americans to the joys of Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Cribbage, Bingo, Dominoes, Mancala, and a host of other classic games. Pressman has helped youth discover the world around them with its classic toddler toys, such as Let’s Go Fishin’™, Mr. Bucket™, and Lucky Ducks™. In addition, Pressman Toy has been a leader in creating licensed games and puzzles based on the Diary of the Wimpy Kid™, The Oregon Trail™, Harry Potter™, Wheel of Fortune™, and more.

Pressman Toy has promoted global learning with its STEM and educational products that encourage critical thinking, sequencing, problem-solving, and other fundamental skills. For more information, please visit

About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ: HMHC) is a global learning company committed to delivering integrated solutions that engage learners, empower educators and improve student outcomes. As a leading provider of K–12 core curriculum, supplemental solutions and professional learning services, HMH partners with educators and school districts to uncover solutions that unlock students' potential and extend teachers' capabilities. HMH serves more than 50 million students and three million educators in 150 countries, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visit Follow HMH on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

About Brandgenuity:

Brandgenuity is a leading global independent brand licensing agency headquartered in New York, with offices in London, Munich and Hong Kong. The agency is ranked amongst the top 15 licensing agencies worldwide. Brandgenuity extends famous and iconic brands into new categories to build awareness and generate incremental revenue. A full suite of licensing services includes strategic licensing planning, prospecting, legal support & contract negotiation, retail development and assisting manufacturers in the strategic acquisition of licenses. The agency’s clients include BMW, Oddbods, Fur Babies World, White Castle, Church & Dwight (ARM & HAMMER), Edgewell (Edge, Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic, Playtex), MGM Studios (The Addams Family, Anna & the Apocalypse, Rocky, Pink Panther), PUR, Planet Fitness, ABI (Budweiser, Corona), Viacom Networks (MTV, VH1, Comedy Central), NFLPA, Welch’s, Mrs. Fields, and others. For more information, contact

Disclaimer: I didn't get a game in exchange for posting this press release. I'm only sharing because I thought some of you may be interested in it.


Theresa Mahoney said...

It does sound like a fun game! I always loved playing The Oregon Trail on the computer when we were in elementary school.

Mandy said...

Sounds fun.

Did you know you can play the old Oregon Trail game on the internet? I introduced it to the kids I watch and they loved it!

An Apel a Day said...

@Mandy I'll have to look for it. I've been playing Rummikub online up until the point where they wanted to make me pay to keep playing. Ummm I love it, but not that much.

Liz Mays said...

I'm totally intrigued by this. My kids and I played Oregon Trail ALL the time when it was first released as a computer game years ago. This would be a fun update!

mail4rosey said...

I haven't heard of it. It sounds fun. I do know Pressman Toys, they have great games!

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

I haven’t tried it! My kids have been huge on card games. They’re fun!


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