I have a prototype I'm currently working with Tom Jolly on and preparing to present to publishers. The name of the game is "Drill, Baby, Drill!"
For context, the game is a Euro-style, worker placement, tableau-engine building game set in a modern setting in which fossil fuels are running out. Players are trying to improve the quality of life of their people, producing energy, and trying to mitigate environmental harm.
What do you think of the name of the game?
Gathering information for a game currently in prototype stage.
What do you think of the name "Drill, Baby, Drill!" for a boardgame?
I love it!
It's a good name, and catches my attention.
It's an ok name.
It's not a good name, I'd come up with something else.
'Drill, Baby, Drill!' sounds to me like it'd sit on the shelf with Rampage, King of Tokyo, Toc Toc Woodman. It makes me think it's a fun, colourful, take-that or even dexterity sort of game. Crazy drilling, big money, hitting a motherload of oil.
I immediately think it's fun but not what I'd want if I was going for a strategy game - which your description sounds more like.
But if it catches my attention enough for me to look at it properly and read the box, I guess that's fine?
I think there's too much politics involved with that phrase.
I would come up with something else, unless that's what you're going for.
Agreed. There are people who would think you are taking sides in a political fight with this name. Wasn't that what Bush said when talking about drilling in the arctic National Wildlife Refuge? If it wasn't him specifically, it was taken up as a political catchphrase. I'd rename if I were you...
Love the name but I don't think it matches the description of your game. "Drill, Baby, Drill!" makes me think I'm going to go around finding oil and drilling wells, not trying to come up with alternative to oil.
Drill, Baby, Drill sounds like something a teen-ager would say - origins notwithstanding. It gives an immediate impression of childishness, which is probably something you want to avoid (looks like you're targeting the gamer market).
I like the suggestion of "Peak Oil", and I think that stands by itself fairly well. "Green Day" is kind of taken, or I would suggest it. "Dark Times", maybe? "Sun, Wind, and Wave" keeps the theme in front while sounding like a vacation.