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This page will serve as a basic how to play guide for When Rivers Were Trails. While there is very little information available at this time, we urge you to check back often, as new information is being added all the time! Feel free to edit this guide with any tips, tricks, and suggestions.

Basic Gameplay[]

Balance your wellbeing, foods, and medicines to thrive. Make decisions along the way.

Educational Guides[]



Move from place to place across the map. Where there are many florals, the way is blocked.

You can click on the compass to move directions or use Arrow Keys.

  • Up Arrow = Move North
  • Down Arrow = Move South
  • Left Arrow = Move West
  • Right Arrow = Move East


Make decisions during scenarios and random happenings by clicking on your choice.

Canoeing Minigame

Canoe your way through the river without crashing.

  • Left Arrow = Move Left
  • Right Arrow = Move Right

Hunting Minigame

Hunt animals using your bow and arrow. You only get three shots, so use them wisely. Offering tobacco boosts your bow and arrow.

  • Click Mouse on Tobacco = Offering Tobacco
  • Tap Spacebar = Shoot Arrow
  • Left and Right Arrow Keys: Move the bow and arrow left or right respectively.

Fishing Minigame

Catch fish!

  • Click Mouse on Target to Attempt a Catch