July 6th, 2010
I just wonder if this is what the young elites played before coming to playing the same game in real life. Besides the ominous "hazard cards" I wonder what the end game was? Get nationalized by local government due to oil disaster or global end of times scenario?
The UK's Metro has discovered a BP branded board game from the 70s titled "Offshore Oil Strike." Letting players take on the role of oil tycoons, they face the "hazards and rewards" of offshore drilling. It serves has a hauntingly ironic prediction of recent events. And a mindblowing addition to the ridiculousness that is BP.
Perhaps the creepiest part? The foreboding 'hazard cards,' which read 'Blow-out! Rig damaged. Oil slick clean-up costs. Pay $1million.' If only it was that easy.