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King Oil

King Oil

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Designer(s) Error, (Uncredited)
Publisher(s) Error, Milton Bradley
Players 2-4, Best With 4
Play Time Short - 30-60 Minutes
Suggested Age 9+

You buy properties, drill for oil, link properties with pipelines so as to collect royalties and try to be the richest player. Event cards complicate matters. Drilling is resolved with a little rig whose plunger is pushed up if it doesn't go through the hidden disc; if it pushes through all three, the well is dry. Deeper holes cost more, of course.

Pipelines can be bought once you have 4 producing oil wells on a property; they reach across that property's boundary to another player's property, and are used to siphon royalties from him every turn. This is a clever mechanic that accelerates bankruptcy and keeps total playing time within reasonable limits.

Once all players but one are pushed into bankruptcy, the remaining one is the winner.