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Oregon


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  • For 2 to 4 players
  • Play time of 45 minutes
  • Western expansion theme
  • It is a board game
  • Family and strategy game
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 2.9 x 12.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0011X523U
  • Item model number: 343RGG
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #320,355 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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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.

Product Description

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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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By T. Simers on November 15, 2010
Oregon is a very quick learn:

The board is a grid with large icons along the rows and columns.

You have a hand of 4 cards formed from 2 decks (buildings and landscapes). You must have at least 1 building and at least 1 landscape, but other than that, it's your choice.

A turn consisting of playing 2 cards.

* If you play 2 landscapes, you place a token (farmer) within the intersection of the matching icons on the grid.

* If you play 1 landscape and 1 building, you place a matching building tile within the row or column indicated by your landscape card.

* You may not play 2 building cards.

Farmers gather points; buildings determine the value of those points.

Most of the score is public knowledge throughout the game, so you know if you're lagging behind or staying competitive. A portion of your score is random and known only to you (collected through the gold and coal mine buildings). Thus, if the game is close, you may want to eke out a few more points before anyone can end the game.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tracy W Squires on December 9, 2011
Although the rules are simple and gameplay is quick, Oregon left me feeling like something was missing. I am a fan of most "euro" games but this one is just didn't grab me.

Each player starts with 14 settlers and a hand of four cards (two types of cards, buildings and locations). On each turn a player uses his location cards to match up a longitude/latitude location on the grid game board to place either a settler or a building. As each item is placed, it is scored immediately. The game ends when one player runs out of settlers or a predetermined number of building types run out, and then the highest score wins.

If I had to compare this game to another, Carcassonne comes to mind. However, I felt Oregon lacked the element of a longer term strategy the way Carcassone does. In Oregon, you are restricted so heavily by the cards you draw that you end up playing entirely reactionary rather than building up to something.

Overall, the simplicity of the game is both a plus and a minus. The set-up and play time make it tolerable to take it off the shelf for a game or two, but I would prefer to feel more engrossed by the gameplay.
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By Jean Mertz on May 29, 2013
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Easy to learn, fun game, good for all ages. Great entry game to playing strategy games, Instructions take a bit of learning.
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By C. Tomasiak on April 21, 2012
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This game is quite simple to learn, easy rule-set and is very beautiful. I like looking at the board after the game is over and seeing all the little settlements that have developed just like you would expect in a game about settling Oregon. There is a spatial aspect to this game that comes from the main card driven mechanic of using two cards to determine which point on the board you want to place your meeple or building. It's basically plotting points on the map. Very interesting. For those who would like to try the game prior to buying just open an account (free) at Yucata.de which is a turn-based site. That's how I got hooked on it!
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Carol McKellar on June 8, 2009
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Oregon is a lot of fun to play, either as a couple or with others.
Enjoy!!! Wish they had more games like this easily available for people to buy.
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