What’s the Circle K Game, and Why Aren’t We Playing It?
The Circle K game, a free-for-all game that features all sorts of people, is a big deal in Oregon.
While you may be able to find a game in your local game store, you can’t just wander into a circle of friends to play it.
That’s where Oregon Trail Game came in.
“It was really important for us to build the community around the game,” said Erik M. Linder, a longtime circle k player who is now the game’s new head coach.
The Trail Game is a free and open-ended game, meaning anyone can join in on the fun.
You may be looking to join the circle game for the first time, or you may have already played one.
Either way, you will find that the game is not just for the circle kers, but for everyone.
“The game is great for people who are curious about the game, but aren’t necessarily gamers,” Linder said.
Linders group of students play the game with their friends at the Circle of Life, a local community center.
“I’m an active member of the circle, but the circle has always been a small community,” said Katie B. Denton, who plays the game on her own and says it has helped her “get a bit more outside of my comfort zone.”
“The biggest thing is that it is just so easy to get into it.
It’s fun to just hang out and play, and you can just sit down and have a great time,” said Denton.
A few years ago, Denton and her friends were going to a basketball game in Portland, and Denton said she thought about joining in on a circle k game.
“We had been going to the game every year since high school, and I had been wanting to try it,” Denton recalled.
“So when I saw that we were able to get to Portland and do it with our circle, it just made sense.
We just wanted to go.”
The first round of games started last year, and the games are now played by over 100 people.
“Our circle is not only about the circle itself, but also the community we are in together,” said Linder.
“This is really the first place that we have been able to play the circle in a really good way.”
The players and coaches are also looking forward to the games expanding to other locations around the state.
“Circle K games have been played all over Oregon, but it is really cool to see our circle being able to do this here in Oregon,” said M.M. Taylor, who is the lead organizer of the Oregon Trail Games.
“As a group, we’ve gotten to learn so much from one another and have been very thankful to all of our circle members for their participation.”
Taylor said the next step for the Oregon Game is to expand the game to other parts of the state and across the country.
“Oregon is definitely the place to be for this game, because it’s such a diverse group of people who play this game and are so friendly,” she said.
The Oregon Trail game is also growing and becoming more competitive as players learn to navigate the new rules and how to best get into the circle.
The rules and the game are similar to those found in other games like Magic: The Gathering and Hearthstone, which are popular with the younger generations of players.
The new rules will be released later this year and will be easier for everyone to understand.
“Once we get the new game rules out, it will be really easy to follow,” said Taylor.
“But it will also be very fun to see what kind of fun we can have.”