'70s "BP Offshore Oil Strike" Board Game Eerily Prescient

You’ve seen the box cover on MSNBC and CNN, but now you can actually see the pieces and board of the genuine 1970s “BP Offshore Oil Strike” game. BoardGameGeeks has a full image gallery.

In the game, which bears an official BP logo, four players race to explore for oil, build rigs and lay pipelines. The first to reach $120 million wins. But you have to watch out for the hazard cards like, “Blow-out! Rig damaged. Oil slick cleanup costs. Pay $1 million.”

“No one could have expected this?” Looks like you did, 30 years ago, and turned in into a game that’s fun for the whole family.

Offshore Oil Strike [Board Game Geeks]

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