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fish face
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Hello all,

when I was a small child in the 80s we had a strategy board game based around drilling for oil. All I remember is that I think it was map based and you claimed drilling sites by placing these little plastic derricks. Any ideas?
 
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That is Oil: The Great Adventure
 
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Could also be Crude: The Oil Game
 
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panzer6 wrote:


Ah yeah. I mixed this up, in Oil: The Great Adventure the derricks were used as market indicators.
 
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As you are in the UK I think you are probably thinking of
North Sea Oil by Omnia.
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Thank sall. Doesn't seem to be any of those - thinking more it might just have been a map of texas...
 
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Oil Power?



It's pretty Monopoly-like, buying sets of "oil leases" to get permission to drill an area; but the board hides blocks that slide randomly under the board--you shake it before play. The black derrick on the center of the board in the picture measures how deep you can "drill" through small holes in the board. You put the colored pumps to mark the depth, and the combined depth corresponds to the rent of Monopoly.
 
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The Business Game aka Mine a Million?
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SteveK2 wrote:
The Business Game aka Mine a Million?
That going to be my suggestion.
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SteveK2 wrote:
The Business Game aka Mine a Million?


That's the one thanks!
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Wow, there are a lot of games about oil...
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FattusMaximus wrote:
Wow, there are a lot of games about oil...


There's money in Oil (and there were A LOT more that aren't played on a 'map')
 
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