They traveled up the Missouri to present-day Three Forks, Montana, wisely choosing to follow the western-most tributary, the Jefferson River. As the Corps recovered, they built dugout canoes, then left their horses with the Nez Perce and braved the Clearwater River rapids to Snake River and then to Columbia River. You also get a couple of optional actions. On August 20, 22-year-old Corps member Sergeant Charles Floyd died of an abdominal infection, possibly from appendicitis. President Thomas Jefferson decided to send two explorers — Meriwether Lewis and William Clark — to discover this huge terra incognita.
What happend on the Journey? This section provides an interactive map of the Lewis and Clark route to the Pacific. Everyone starts with the same basic deck of cards each allowing a separate action, be it gathering resources or using them to progress along the river. This makes it quite interesting but does not distract from the game itself as you can read all this additional text at your leisure. That will either be playing card from your hand or an Indian onto the game board. Sacagawea had been kidnapped by Hidatsa Indians at age 12 and then sold to Charbonneau.
I like the mechanics of this game and it causes you to make harsh choices fitting the theme of the game. Nevertheless, the approximately 8,000-mile journey was deemed a huge success and provided new geographic, ecological and social information about previously uncharted areas of North America. Again these are mainly about gathering more resources. Jefferson hoped that Lewis and Clark would find a water route linking the Columbia and Missouri rivers. They also brought back stories—tales that made other Americans dream about heading west. A snake bites Joseph Field. Based on the historical exploration across America the game expands on this by making players part of competing exploration teams racing to reach the goal first.
It is the most comprehensive set to date. He is starving having run out of ammunition. I can honestly say that there is a ton of hidden strategy involved that I did not pick up on until playing through 2 or 3 times. To accomplish this you will be juggling resources and space on your little flotilla of canoes as you try to decide what equipment and supplies you take on to accomplish your goal whilst still progressing along the route ahead of your rivals. In Lewis and Clark: The Expedition, a unique resource management racing game, players race up the Missouri River and over the Rockies to be the first to reach Fort Clatsop on the Pacific Coast. One might focus on building canoes, another acquiring wood for a makeshift raft, while still another tames horses for the journey.
I look forward to posting what you have to say as soon as I can. They decided to make camp near present-day Astoria, , and started building Fort Clatsop on December 10 and moved in by. Once you get to grips with the myriad of options you are faced with each turn this is actually a pretty simple and straight forward game, the complexity comes from the choices you are faced with and boy are there a lot of them. The Corps traveled on average 20 miles per day against the current on the Missouri River. In fact, the Corps encountered around 50 Native American tribes including the Shoshone, the Mandan, the Minitari, the Blackfeet, the Chinook and the Sioux. Benjamin Rush writes a list of questions about Indians for Lewis. They cross into present-day Washington.
The captain buys blubber and oil from Indians who were processing the whale. It was not an easy winter at Fort Clatsop. Jefferson writes to Lewis to inform him of the treaty from Paris ceding Louisiana to the United States. Senate: the purchase of Louisiana territory from France. Most of the Indians leave with Clark. Once over the Bitterroot Mountains, the Corps of Discovery shaped canoe-like vessels that transported them swiftly downriver to the mouth of the Columbia, where they wintered 1805-1806 at Fort Clatsop, on the present-day Oregon side of the river.
Thematically it works a treat slowing everyone down as a range of mountains would, the original expedition took months to cross these. From there, Clark took the boat up the Mississippi River while Lewis continued along on horseback to collect additional supplies. Day after day, the exhausted, freezing team braved rough rivers and perilous peaks, getting by on very little food. On a players turn they have a compulsory action and two optional actions, the optional actions can be done before or after the compulsory. This route delivered the explorers to the doorstep of the Shoshone tribe, who were skilled at traversing the great rock mountains with horses.
Play time is about 30 minutes per person. Together they formed a diverse military Corps of Discovery that would undertake a two-year journey to the great ocean. Lewis so respected Clark that he made him a co-commanding captain of the Expedition, even though Clark was never recognized as such by the government. Journey Home On March 23, 1806, the Corps left Fort Clatsop for home. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark? I did my best to match them up when possible, but in order to pace a child's progress along the westward route, and not have all the stops grouped together, sometimes it just wasn't possible.
He studied medicine, botany, astronomy and zoology and scrutinized existing maps and journals of the region. They camp there for several days. I strongly advise giving this a go before trying to teach the game to others as all the main mechanics are used. If you are like me, you are always looking for ways to integrate the subjects of social studies and science into your reading and writing activities. Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational blog content may not be republished elsewhere without express written permission from the blog owner. But you can also build more boats to add to your little convoy or convert other resources into canoes and horses the fuel as it where to progress along the route.