News for June 2011
Liquid Assets
Black Gold, the game of drilling and discovery, is now on sale
Black Gold | Published 09 June 2011

Liquid gold, blacker than midnight under a skillet, awaits you and your fellow prospectors in the arid desert of West Texas. The year is 1922, and with the Texas Oil industry booming, it’s time to stake your claim. Grab a shovel and put the “filthy” in filthy rich!

Black Gold, the game of drilling and discovery for 2-5 prospectors, is now on sale at your local retailer and on our webstore! Join the race for wealth on the Permian Basin by claiming the best wells, bidding wisely against your neighbors, and selling your oil at the highest price. Find and take advantage of profitable gushers because when the game ends the player with the most money is the winner.

A wallet full of Texas Tea

Originally published as the German Giganten, Black Gold was revised by Fantasy Flight Games and designer Wilko Manz to include streamlined rules, a modular board, and lively and colorful components.

Players secure their wealth by exploring the terrain featured on the modular board for oil wells, surveying and building derricks. Once oil has been drilled, players transport their oil to one of three oil companies and attempt to win the right to sell at auction.

Black Gold has a unique game component that measures the length of gameplay: the Oil Baron’s train, representing the greedy East Oil companies, moves every turn, and once it makes it to the end of the dusty train tracks the game ends.

The landscape of the Texas Oil business can be fickle and lonely as it is arid. Strategize against your competitors before they upset your play through special actions, bluff during auctions, or worse! Easy to learn, and with an abundance of gameplay choices including optional rules, Black Gold is a satisfying and exciting contest of strategy and exploration.

Are you a savvy enough prospector to make your fortune? Find out when you pick up a copy of Black Gold from your local retailer today!

In Black Gold, 2-5 competitors amass wealth from gushers in the Permian Basin. Players attempt to claim the best wells, bid against their neighbors, and sell at the highest prices. Can you make enough money before time runs out?

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