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or how a 'doom-themed' boardgame came to reality : http://www.metro.co.uk/news/834121-rare-1970s-bp-board-game-...

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I saw this in the Metro 'newspaper' this morning. It is a reminder of the days before the internet, when if a multi-national corporation wanted to show what an exciting caring company it was, then commissioning a 'roll-and-move' boardgame was the best option.

I vaguely remember around the same time, that you could get plastic kits of off-shore oil rigs free with packs of cereal. Oh! How they wanted the kids to love their new found oil wealth!

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Airfix Oil Rigs ?
I never knew these existed shake

Lighter fluid and matches come to my mind...
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Just saw this game on the front page of MSN. My 1st instinct was to come to BGG to research.

I wonder how long this will take to get to the top of "The Hotness".
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Here is the link to the MSNBC story
http://fieldnotes.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/07/06/4621357-bp-...
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Hehe, Would it not have been cool if the pic came of BGG ?
BTW, check the comments section of the MSNBC article. Someone is suggesting a reprint !!
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My son sent me the link to the MSNBC article. It was amusing and disturbing at the same time.
 
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redcometx wrote:
Just saw this game on the front page of MSN. My 1st instinct was to come to BGG to research.

I wonder how long this will take to get to the top of "The Hotness".


I was wondering the same. Surprising it hasn't hit already, simply for the research of the game.
 
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CNN now:
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/07/06/70s-board-game-contains...
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jjloc wrote:
redcometx wrote:
Just saw this game on the front page of MSN. My 1st instinct was to come to BGG to research.

I wonder how long this will take to get to the top of "The Hotness".


I was wondering the same. Surprising it hasn't hit already, simply for the research of the game.


oh, it is starting already ...
Type in 'BP offshore Oil strike' in google, and check the number of hits, but esp. the timing on the hits... most of them appeared within a few hours ago only !

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Nothing eerie about this at all, it's simply a game based on something, which has as a hazard one that can occur in real life.

That's like saying that Monopoly predicted the recession.
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I saw it on Kotaku:

http://kotaku.com/5580291/bp-oil-spill-the-official-bp-board...
 
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Apparently, it's quite expensive. The only copy I saw was $3 billion.
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Keith Olberman covered this on his MSNBC show last night and gave a shout out to BGG in the process. (He showed credited pictures of the board and components and read the description.)
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And now on The Consumerist, with a link in the article back to BGG:
http://consumerist.com/2010/07/70s-bp-offshore-oil-strike-bo...
 
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Was just posted on Comsumerist today too. So how much is this game going to jump in price for collectors now? j/k

http://consumerist.com/2010/07/70s-bp-offshore-oil-strike-bo...
 
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rvinyard wrote:
And now on The Consumerist, with a link in the article back to BGG:


Bah, got to it first! hehe
 
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TerraSin wrote:
rvinyard wrote:
And now on The Consumerist, with a link in the article back to BGG:


Bah, got to it first! hehe


Too slow... too slow... just like a BP executive...
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Anjohl wrote:
Nothing eerie about this at all, it's simply a game based on something, which has as a hazard one that can occur in real life.

That's like saying that Monopoly predicted the recession.


Exactly what I was thinking, Jason.



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I've just seen this game on the American MSNBC News just a few seconds ago!
 
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Yugblad wrote:
Anjohl wrote:
Nothing eerie about this at all, it's simply a game based on something, which has as a hazard one that can occur in real life.

That's like saying that Monopoly predicted the recession.


Exactly what I was thinking, Jason.


You curmudgeons are overlooking the fact that BP is in the title of the game. The Monopoly analogy is entirely inaccurate.

A more accurate analogy would be a world wide shortage of coffee with simultaneous surpluses of indigo, corn, and tobacco all stemming from Puerto Rico's exports. If this event comes true, I hope the boardgame gets some media attention as well.
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Wow! I'd totally play this game.

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Especially if I can spill my gusher and get away with only $1million in fines! What a steal!
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I caught a mention on Marketplace. Now the NPR crowd is in the know.
 
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I have this game. Whooo! Can't believe it.
Problem now-how best to sell it-because no doubt soon, numerous copies will surface from lofts, cellars and game collections.
What do I do?
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