Offshore Oil Strike is a genuine BP-endorsed board game from the 1970s, in which players manage an offshore drilling operation. Hazard cards hinder gamers with clean-up costs and rig explosions. It’d be a great joke, if it wasn’t real.
The game, created by Scottish gaming company Printabox, has long since been discontinued and wasn’t exactly a sensation in its day, but slightly battered versions have recently been pulled from lofts and garages—and have appeared selling on eBay for your ironic modern ownership. [Metro]
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