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In the 1970s, BP and a gaming company called Printabox made a board game about offshore oil drilling. It was called BP Offshore Oil Strike. [no, seriously]

This is an actual BP-themed board game produced in the 70s by the Scottish toy company Printabox. It features all the high-speed excitement of oil exploration and pipeline laying, as well as the occasional “hazard card,” which informs the player that a blow-out at their oil rig is responsible for a massive oil slick that will cost a staggering $1 million to clean up.

Does this mean that today’s board games could be tomorrow’s crisis?

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