Offshore Oil Strike!
July 14, 2010 10:57 AM   Subscribe

The thrills of drilling, the hazards and rewards as you bring in your own . . . Offshore Oil Strike. "An exciting board game for all the family." Lovingly brought to you by BP. //BLDGBLOG
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates (15 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I recognize the obvious relation of this game to current events, but I would also like to say that this game looks pretty playable and a lot of fun.
posted by Think_Long at 11:00 AM on July 14, 2010

No one could ever have predicted...!
posted by rusty at 11:01 AM on July 14, 2010

Of course, that's the North Sea, which is comparatively shallow (Loch Ness is deeper than the North Sea). It does have mysterious holes though.
posted by Artw at 11:04 AM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]

We played the hell out of King Oil when I was a kind.
posted by marxchivist at 11:05 AM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]

OGOD I FORGOT ALL ABOUT KING OIL! That game was the best!
posted by jbickers at 11:09 AM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]

My family will still play the hell out of King Oil when all of us are in town.
posted by Navelgazer at 11:37 AM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]

The thrills and spills of drilling
posted by driftingclouds at 11:54 AM on July 14, 2010

You'll laugh! And cry! Mostly cry! A lot!
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:14 PM on July 14, 2010

Oh god I'd forgotten all about that King Oil. The derrick with the color coded gusher-o-meter!
posted by Babblesort at 12:43 PM on July 14, 2010

You just destroyed the Gulf! Roll again!
posted by orme at 12:56 PM on July 14, 2010

That reminds me of Gusher, which we used to play at my grandmother's house.

Gusher had the highest potential value on eBay of all her random stuff -- $200, even in its poor condition after 65+ years. Aside from the furniture and some antique clocks and Wedgwood, it was the highest valued item in her house when we cleared it out after she moved to a retirement community. In fact, it was more valuable than any individual Royal Doulton figurine she owned, and she owned a couple dozen.
posted by dw at 2:53 PM on July 14, 2010

Not gonna lie, I want it. I think it will go well with my Save the Whales board game.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 4:46 PM on July 14, 2010

King Oil is actually a decent game, and the derrick is epic.
posted by Windopaene at 6:04 PM on July 14, 2010

I'm going to play my End of the World oil drilling game.

(The same page has links to Tips for saving money on a cell phone and How to keep guacamole from turning brown,
because, I guess, you'll want to be talking to your best friend and eating some righteous guacamole in your final moments).
posted by eye of newt at 9:09 PM on July 14, 2010

I came here to talk about King Oil. So I'm piling it on. That game was great.
posted by IvoShandor at 9:17 PM on July 14, 2010

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