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The year is 1846. Gunslingers, lawmen, pioneers and whole families left their homes in the east and midwest to try their luck in the West. They loaded their covered wagons with all they could and headed west across steppes, deserts, and mountains. Many chose to settle in Oregon, where the farming and hunting was plentiful and they could stake out a bit of land for themselves.The players have already reached Oregon and gaze upon the rich farmland below and the potential gold and coal reserves of the mountains. They build ports on the lakes and rivers, churches, warehouses, post offices, and train stations on the plains. And, of course, they must farm the rich land to grow the food necessary for the area to grow and thrive. To win, a player must choose the right times to farm and the right times to build, for planning is necessary, even here in the untamed wilderness of Oregon!Oregon - the way the west was won ...
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|Oregon is a very pretty and family friendly game. What I like the most about it, is the fact you can benefit from other players' actions so you always have an interest in what is happening - not just when it is your own turn. The possibility of benefitting others, also makes it a great game to play in a family, since there is plenty of opportunity for blocking or helping each other.