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Offshore Oil Spill Game by BP

    Image: Offshore Oil Strike by BP; photo by BLDGBLOG

    What seems like a viral joke gone amuck is indeed true, BP in 1970 in collaboration with Printbox (Scotland) Limited released this prophetic board game that the whole family could enjoy. There were many games with a similar theme such as this one in the past. Out of the closets they come out and the BP game has caught the imagination of many. The equivalent of a game like this would be Toyota creating a game called BRAKES-OUT about cars with faulty brakes that smash into each other.<a href="

    The Offshore Oil Spill Game by BP is yet another case of bad publicity to bite them in the rear 40 years later.

    BP Offshore Oilstrike
    Each player has “Hazard” cards to deal with; here are some of the risks BP thought to include:

    —”Accident. Rig shuts down while replacement of key personnel takes place. Miss one turn.”

    —”Fire breaks out. Pay $2,500,000 for repairs.”

    —”Hit High-Pressure Gas—Rig Damaged. Specialists called in.”

    —”Blow-Out! Rig Damaged. Repairs cost $2,000,000″

    —”Drill pipe breaks. Pay $500,000 for replacement.”

    —”Strike High Pressure Gas. Platform Destroyed.”

    —”Blow-Out! Rig Damaged. Oil Slick Clean-Up costs. Pay $1,000,000.”

    Tony M.