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.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
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