The objective of the 1974 board game King Oil is to build and manage an oil empire, becoming the wealthiest player by buying property, drilling for oil, building pipelines, and bankrupting the other players.
The board game King Oil is designed for 2-4 players.
King Oil is considered to have a moderate level of complexity, with some strategy and decision-making required. It may take some time to fully understand and master the game’s mechanics.
The game King Oil begins with players starting with a small amount of money. Players take turns rolling dice to move around the board, landing on various spaces that allow them to drill for oil, build pipelines, and more. The game also features events that can occur, such as fire damage, oil depletion, and production cards, that can impact the players’ fortunes. The game ends when all the oil on the board has been drilled, and the player with the most wealth is declared the winner.