Mayfair Games Catan Scenarios Oil Springs Board Game

June 20, 2013 - Comment

MFG3116 Oil Springs Scenarios Board Game By Mayfair Games Settlers of Catan Scenarios Expansion Contains: 1 tile sheet and 1 rules set Eureka! Oil has been discovered on the island of Catan. The great engineers of Catan have learned ways to improve production using this valuable new resource, both by converting it into other materials

MFG3116 Oil Springs Scenarios Board Game

By Mayfair Games

Settlers of Catan Scenarios Expansion

Contains: 1 tile sheet and 1 rules set

Eureka! Oil has been discovered on the island of Catan. The great engineers of Catan have learned ways to improve production using this valuable new resource, both by converting it into other materials and enabling the upgrade of cities into metropolises. But oil is scarce and its use does not come without cost. Using oil produces pollution, as well as climate changing emissions, which bring with them the threat of coastal flooding-and absolute disaster. With the discovery of oil on Catan, the Settlers face a new challenge: deciding whether the common good is worth limiting oil usage or whether the pursuit of victory is worth the risk of ruin.

Product Features

  • This is an expansion, you need Settlers of Catan in order to use the expansion
  • Adds depth and complexity to the base game
  • Environmental theme

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J. White "Book devourer" says:

A little expansion adds a lot of value This expansion adds a new resource to the Catan island: oil! While an incredibly powerful resource, oil has a destructive value; the more the players use it, the more damaged the island becomes. At the same time players are clambering for the black gold (one oil can be traded in for two of a resource the player chooses), there is another strategy: a player can “sequester” oil by permanently removing the piece from the game. For every three oil removed, the player earns a victory point. The player with the most oil removed becomes the “Champion of the Environment” and earns another victory point (very similar to longest road and largest army). However, the “Champion” strategy’s inability to keep up with the oil spending strategy becomes painfully apparent. Oil gives amazing short term gains at the cost of the long term health of the island.The expansion was designed to explain the realities of our culture’s dependency on oil. Yes, oil (and all other fossil fuels) has been…

HYYYPPPERRR says:

Baron Von Oil Pollutes Again! The Settlers of Catan Oil Springs has an interesting twist. By building a metropolis, you can triple your resource production. But to build a metropolis, you need to use oil, which can create a natural disaster after using 6 oil tiles. Either coastal flooding occurs, or a resource is taken away from the game board because of pollution. After so many resources are used up, the game comes to an end and who ever is the environmental champion at the time (sequesters the most oil), win’s the game. The only disadvantage is once one of people realize they cannot win they game, they can sequester the most oil giving them environmental champion, then purposely use oil to destroy the island. It’s quite humorous and hypocritical for the environmental champion to create the downfall of the game. Overall, I’d recommend this game, and surprisingly enough, it never get’s old calling the person who uses the most oil Baron Von Oil.

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