Rare 1970s BP Offshore Oil Strike board game donated to toy museum

From SaffronWaldenReporter:

Made by Printabox (Scotland) Ltd in collaboration with British Petroleum Company (BP) the game was released in the early 70s and the remarkable parallels between the game and the current crisis out in the Gulf of Mexico are amazing. The currency on the money in the game is in dollars and there are playing cards marked Hazards, Blow out! Rig Damaged. Oil Slick Clean-up costs $1m.

Mr Goldsmith said: “The picture on the front of the box is so reminiscent to the disaster with the stormy seas, the oil rig and an overall sense of doom. I was so knocked over by how relevant this game is, made some 35 years ago, to BP’s current crisis today.”

Mr Goldsmith will soon be releasing a price guide book on collectable board games and will be including this rare find in the first edition.

BoardGameGeek has a little more info about the game.


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