• Rare 1970s BP board game promises oil ‘thrills’ comes back to haunt them

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    A rare 1970s BP game – yes, that’s the company badge on the box –
    promises all the ‘thrills of drilling’ offshore, with the first player to earn
    $120million being crowned the winner.

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    BP - Beyond Parody: The game’s cover has an ‘overall sense of doom’. It was not popular on its release in the 1970s, according to experts Pictures: Masons BP – Beyond Parody: The
    game’s cover has an ‘overall sense of doom’. It was not popular on its release
    in the 1970s, according to experts Pictures: Masons

    They were trouble-free times when oil barons were dining out with rich
    sheikhs and counting their profits.

    But little did they know their drilling exploits would come back to haunt
    them.

    Up to four would-be tycoons can compete at exploring for oil, building
    platforms and laying pipelines to their home countries.

    But BP Offshore Oil Strike players must also avoid the dreaded ‘hazard
    cards’, which state: ‘Blow-out! Rig damaged. Oil slick clean-up costs. Pay
    $1million.’

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