The BP Board Game That Predicted the Future

For some reason, in 1970 energy company British Petroleum thought that it could replicate the thrills and dangers of offshore oil extraction with a piece of cardboard and some six-sided dice. So forty years before the Gulf oil spill that would make it infamous, BP produced a board game where "up to four would-be tycoons could compete at exploring for oil, building platforms and laying pipelines to their home countries." After the jump, check out the creepy cover photo.

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From the UK's Metro:
The mint-condition game, made by Scottish company Printabox, was donated by a private collector to The House On The Hill Toy Museum in Stansted, Essex. It was very rare and "obscure," said museum owner Alan Goldsmith, who added: "The parallels between the game and the current crisis... are so spooky."
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