BP's Completely Real Oil Drilling Board Game

In the 1970s, BP and a gaming company called Printabox made a board game about offshore oil drilling. It was called BP Offshore Oil Strike:

Up to four would-be tycoons can compete at exploring for oil, building platforms and laying pipelines to their home countries.

But BP Offshore Oil Strike players must also avoid the dreaded ‘hazard cards’, which state: ‘Blow-out! Rig damaged. Oil slick clean-up costs. Pay $1million.’[...]

The mint-condition game, made by Scottish company Printabox, was donated by a private collector to The House On The Hill Toy Museum in Stansted, Essex. It was very rare and ‘obscure’, said museum owner Alan Goldsmith, who added: ‘The parallels between the game and the current crisis... are so spooky.


Link via Kotaku | Photo: Masons

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"Monopoly railroads for $200"
That would have been about the time BP had "British" in its name and well before the company that leased the Transocean rig bought Amoco and eventually had "America" in its name :)
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You know what, this is like Jumanji. Someone found this mint condition game in a spooky attic, played it and drew a "major oil spill hazard card".

Let's just hope the new owner does not decide to play it as well.
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