Playing video games has been a past time for decades. One that many people have memories of is Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail is a flash game where you control a group of five pioneers moving across the United States. The game has spawned memes and spin-off versions.
The version I played was the deluxe version, which had a more detailed interface for the game than I remember. The majority of the game is text/story based with you making small changes and decisions for the group, such as how fast you travel and what you bring with you on the trail. I played through twice and had basically the same experience both times.
The actual gameplay does not give you a lot of historical background for the trail, but it is possible to read about the areas and groups you can come across in the guide section. This can be a hard thing to manage as introducing a game with large text blocks can make the game feel overwhelming and boring to a younger audience, which is who they are likely targeting with games. Having a lack of accurate history can trivialize the history itself, as it no longer is an educational tool and is instead a game just fir entertainment value.