Western Games

Mining Town Game

This is quite a neat escape game in which you are a cowboy whose arrived at an old western mining town having heard there's something precious there that could make your fortune and transform you from being a poor cowboy into maybe being a small landowner or perhaps something even bigger. The aim of the game is to find that precious object and escape with it on the train when it arrives.

Mining towns sprang up across the old wild west following the discovery of gold in California in January 1848. After the news got out some 300,000 people flocked to California and they became known as the "forty niners" after the year 1849. For some mining created great wealth for others very little but it allowed small towns such as San Francisco to grow from 200 residents in 1846 to a booming community of over 35,000 by 1852. Over the next ten years further deposits were found across the west including gold, silver, zinc, copper and lead. Few prospectors were lucky enough to find gold as it had to be dug from mines which were the preserve of those who had the resources to fund their development and, as they did so, often waste was thrown into rivers forming silt deposits which could flood towns and farm lands further downstream.

Each mining town that suddenly appeared was mainly populated by men in the early days with a male to female ration of 9:1, however as the mines became exhausted the folk would move on often move on leaving the ghost mining towns that are are still evident today. After you play this mining town escape game why not checkout and play our other western games?

 

Mining Town Game

Mining Town Game

Mining Town Game

Mining Town Game

 


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Mining Town Game

Mining Town Game

Mining Town Game: Play our free online mining town escape game set in the wild west. Find treasure in the mining town then make your escape!

 
 
 


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