North Sea Oil by Omnia Pastimes (1974)
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North Sea Oil
Publisher: Omnia Pastimes, 1974
|Board Game||Family||2 to 6||12+ Years||No dice||Yes|
Become an oil tycoon and make shrewd business decisions against a background of constantly changing circumstances - exploration, weather, price of oil and even the party in government, which affects the tax and interest rate and possibly even nationalisation (bad news if you wish to make a profit). The first player to show an after tax profit of 5 million dollars wins.
The game has decidedly economic flavour - loan interest and tax to take account of. The exploration is a random process. There are 28 oil tiles that will be eventually placed on the jigsaw board. They vary in depth (which affects the rig you need to buy) and productivity. The players can explore up to three sites and can bid on up to three plots per turn. Once purchased, a plot needs the right rig for production - but there is a limited number of rigs so moving a rig from another plot (which also costs) may be required.
A rare and unusual game, reflecting the heyday of North Sea oil in the early 1970s. Received a glowing review in the Sunday Times Business Supplement at the time.
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The game is complete - everything listed in the contents is in the box
The contents are in good condition
The interest calculator has three unpunched columns.
The box is in good condition
The flimsy plastic inlay is brittle and cracked in places. Other than this, the box is excellent and includes the original price label on the lid.
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Information about Omnia Pastimes
A small, British publisher of games in the 1970s. Best-known titles were Space 1999, a TV tie-in, and North Sea Oil. Other games included Juggernaut and Crossroads.
North Sea Oil by Omnia Pastimes (1974)
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