We’ve all had dreams of striking it rich, and now digital board game OIL is here to help us live out that fantasy. Mining for oil isn’t easy, though, and you’ll be facing competition along the way. Inspired by Oscar-winning film There Will Be Blood and the classic Battleships, this board game imagining of the early 1900s oil boom will require plenty of cut-throat strategy and cunning.
OIL is trying something new, veering away from other resource management board games, instead taking inspiration from Battleships. Unlike Battleships however, players are confined to a shared board space, where they’ll compete over the same resources to build their oil empire. You’ll have to grow your oil empire whilst making sure your competition doesn’t get ahead, so things will get brutal very quickly.
You’ll be able to compete with friends or play against the AI through 18 different levels, and the game doesn’t require an internet connection to play. While gameplay can get pretty intense, OIL does feature a soothing soundtrack and stunning, minimalist graphics that should help take the edge off.
Start your mining journey right now. You can find OIL on iOS and tvOS today.