Let's Play The Oil Game.
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The May 15 2006 issue of Newsweek has an article called 'Let's Not Play The Oil Game. It mentioned that today's war games are not about moving military hardware about the globe, but about manipulating oil prices.

But, I say, to heck with oil prices! Let's stay indoors, play oil games and save on fuel.

This is a list of oil-related games. Do add in as many oil games as you know...and play them!
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26. Board Game: Oil: The Great Adventure [Average Rating:5.22 Overall Rank:10287]
Paul Boos
United States
Falls Church
Virginia
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This one has cool bits...
 
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27. Board Game: Mid-East Peace [Average Rating:5.05 Overall Rank:10439]
Mike Jones
United States
Gainesville
Florida
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It's all about the oil. Oil=money=troops
 
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28. Board Game: The Game of Nations [Average Rating:5.15 Overall Rank:10727]
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One of my many childhood games. Seemed to be broken as the bank always ran out of money.

Aaaargh! I just found out on the BGG entry while writing this list, that I have been playing this game wrong all these years:

"Leaders are ranked in circular fashion, each leader defeating the one ranked below it and being defeated by the one above. Oddly, this crucial rule seems to have slipped from the English text of the rules, at least in the Canadian edition of the game!"
 
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29. Board Game: Exploration: The Seismic Game of Oil and Gas [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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Oil and gas game with a cool drilling tool!
 
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30. Board Game: Offshore Oil Strike [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
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Build oil platforms and get rich quicker than the other players.
 
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31. Board Game: Oil: The Slickest Game In Town [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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A roll, move, drill, spurt, sell game.
 
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32. Board Game: Oil Barons [Average Rating:5.67 Unranked]
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A computer and board game.
 
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33. Board Game: Oil Power [Average Rating:6.19 Unranked]
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Another oil game with drilling mechanics.
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34. Board Game: Cartel: The International Oil Game [Average Rating:5.25 Unranked]
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Invest in oil fields and sell crude.
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35. Board Game: North Sea [Average Rating:3.50 Unranked]
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A little-known Waddingtons game on oil.
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36. Board Game: Oil Rush [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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Based on the Polish oil game.
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37. Board Game: Oil Spill [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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An oil tanker navigation game with an environmental message.

Wait a minute... if you are environmentally aware, you should not be drilling for oil and transporting it through rough and dangerous seas anyway!
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38. Board Game: Pipeline: The Game of Oily International Trade [Average Rating:2.40 Unranked]
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A light-hearted, little-known oil game about transporting oil through a common pipeline and refining it, I think.
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39. Board Game: Total Depth [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked]
Todd Bookman
United States
Lancaster
Pennsylvania
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Buy plots of land, drill & hope for a strike.

Not a bad game but hard to find.
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40. Board Game: Advanced Civilization [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked]
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My favourite game of oil time.

Sorry
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41. Board Game: Jogo do Petróleo [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
Michelle Zentis
United States
Prague
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It even comes with its own fancy derrick!
 
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42. Board Game: La Conquête du Pétrole [Average Rating:4.94 Unranked]
Michelle Zentis
United States
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Oooh, one rating, and it's a 2. Sounds fabulous!
 
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43. Board Game: Petrol [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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United States
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Not rated, but it plays up to 8 -- an oil-related party game?
 
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44. Board Game: Petróleo [Average Rating:6.18 Unranked]
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United States
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Ooh, lots of little derrick bits.
 
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45. Board Game: Popeye [Average Rating:4.22 Unranked]
Ian Harris
United Kingdom
Chester-le-Street
County Durham
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46. Board Game: Alaska Pipeline: The Energy Crisis Game [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Suzan
Netherlands
Enschede
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Sounds funny: "This game involves a little old lady and her attempt to prevent the pipeline from being built. During her campaign, the public goes through an energy crisis and the oil companies leave Alaska. Another character in the game is called the little professor, and it’s his job to answer all of the objections to the pipeline. The objective of this game is to refute the attacks on the pipeline then get the permit to build it."
 
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47. Board Game: The Beverly Hillbillies Game [Average Rating:6.12 Unranked]
Paul Boos
United States
Falls Church
Virginia
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We all know Jed got his money from Black Gold...
 
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48. Board Game: Gas Crisis [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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Sounds oddly familiar...
 
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49. Board Game: Middle East Combat [Average Rating:5.75 Unranked] [Average Rating:5.75 Unranked]
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Didn't see this one...
 
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50. Board Game: Gas Crisis [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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"One thousand gallons of gasoline is needed for a trip around the board. A player stuck with a gas guzzler uses three dice instead of one. Prices rise from $1.00 to $500.00 and players drop out as they go broke."

Why drive around in real life using expensive gas when you can simulate it in a boardgame?
See the sights - in the privacy of your own home.
 
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