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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Petropolis (1976)

Petropolis (1976)

Ratings

5.3184 out of 10 with 106 ratings
Board Game Rank: 12273

Description

From the box:

An exciting game about the fortunes of oil: From 2 to 7 players compete for the thrills of being an oil tycoon.

The object of the game [is] to acquire concessions in the petroleum producing countries, control them and operate them. The player who obtains the largest number of petrodollars is the winner of the game.

This "roll the die and move" game is strongly reminiscent of Monopoly, with petrol-producing countries replacing the streets, telex messages replacing "Chance" cards, and oil platforms and derricks replacing houses and hotels. Visually, it is a stunning game, with beautifully crafted components.

Contents:

1 board
27 concession titles
25 telex messages
7 playing markers
2 dice
34 derricks
14 oil platforms
390 petrodollar bills.




(The Dutch HEMA edition comes with 30 derricks, 12 platforms and 430 bills. According to the Dutch rulebook the game is designed for 3-7 players.)

  • Designer: Arnaud de Rosnay
  • Publisher: Borras Plana S.A., Editrice Giochi, Estrela, HEMA, Klee, Nathan, Newfeld Limited
  • Year Published: 1976
  • Number of Players: 2 - 7
  • Suggested Number of Players: 4
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 9
  • Playing Time: 90
  • Suggested Ages: 8
  • Language Dependence: No necessary in-game text
  • Category: Economic, Environmental, Industry / Manufacturing
  • Mechanic: Dice Rolling, Roll / Spin and Move, Trading
  • Family: Oil, Gas, and Petroleum
  • Alternate Names: Petropoli, Petropolis, Petrópolis

Reviews

6 out of 10
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Variation of the Monopoly set in the world of oil wells. I was very curious of trying it, I have searched a lot until I found it in a ludothèque, but it was disappointing. Perhaps it is the setting: the world of oilmen is too far from our day by day life.

8.25 out of 10
By
rules in spanish

9 out of 10
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El meu joc preferit de quan era petit, a sobre gairebé sempre guanyava =)

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11.01.03.01

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Still sealed in original shrink wrap. Found it at local thrift store for $3.00

4 out of 10
By
Multijugado en mi infancia, sin seguir reglas y yo solo contra mi mismo

3 out of 10
By
A monopoly variant, I don't like monopoly and this wasn't much better

By
material ripped and used for pimp up in other oil-themed and economic games.

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Another one that has been sitting on the shelf for over 30 years. We did play this game once, but I really have no recollection of anything other than the name.

2 out of 10
By
Monopoly with petrodollars... Skip!!

By
A present from Paco (Leviatham) so thanks to him.

3.5 out of 10
By
Petrópolis (Estrela)

4 out of 10
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A luxurious set of components does little to cover up the fact this is a Monopoly offspring; however it does play a little bit better than its father.

5 out of 10
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Pura nostalgia. É um Banco Imobiliário sobre terrenos de petróleo que joguei muito quando criança. Esta é a versão alemã que tem a caixa e as torres de petróleo diferente da versão da Estrela. O jogo era do meu primo mas e brincava e acabei perdendo todas peças. Provavelmente não jogarei este.

7 out of 10
By
Juego de infancia.

7 out of 10
By
Yet another Monopoly clone.Took me some time to learn why those Middle East countries where so much worth in the game! :P

7 out of 10
By
Mine En almacenaje, caja original muy dañada (no conservada). Es un monopoly-clone bien hecho y con un cambio de tematica completo. Dentro de la gama de los poly-clones es de los mejor considerados.

3 out of 10
By
Its a monopoly clone, but I prefer this theme to the original.

5 out of 10
By
A favourite from my youth, survived the parents having a clear out - unlike most of my other games :( Very 1970s, with shiny components and Monopoly like play

6 out of 10
By
Monopoly with nicer components... why is it that so many oil games use monopoly style as a base for the games?

6.6 out of 10
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see -> Arnaud de Rosnay ...played in 1977, reprinted and revised version produced in Italy by editice giochi Milano 2008. ------ Eventually purchased april 9 2012 from Italy ----- The Italian version has different mechanics, Petropoli is an entirely different game: the board has no properties to buy or rent to pay or building construction. Italian Brief Description : by Spartaco Albertarelli In Petropoli, i giocatori devono acquisire barili di petrolio e poi cercare di rivenderli al prezzo migliore. Il tabellone di gioco ha uno sviluppo a percorso chiuso (come Monopoli), ma questa è l'unica similitudine, perchè le caselle del percorso non vengono acquistate o vendute, bensì servono semplicemente a determinare quali saranno le azioni di gioco da svolgere. Ogni giocatore dispone di una flotta di petroliere che usa sia per muoversi lungo il percorso esterno, sia per acquisire petrolio dai paesi produttori e trasportarlo in quelli che lo richiedono. Il trasporto avviene in modo totalmente astratto, quindi senza nessun movimento effettivo. I giocatori possono acquistare delle licenze "portuali" che permettono loro di attraccare le loro petroliere nei vari paesi. I paesi sono distribuiti secondo un principio "matematico". A ciascuno è attribuito un numero che corrisponde a quello che si può ottenere sommando due dadi (quindi da 2 a 12). I punteggi statisticamente più probabili corrispondono rispettivamente ai paesi che maggiormente producono e consumano petrolio. In questo modo sarà più probabile che i barili (che nel gioco sono rappresentati da piccoli pezzi in plastica, molto bellini da vedere) siano disponibili dove nella realtà se ne producono di più e richiesti dove nella realtà se ne consumano di più. Variano però anche i prezzi delle licenze e le variazioni seguono invece una distribuzione matematica che non corrisponde esattamente alle medie dei punteggi. Qui sta la strategia di gioco: pagare molto la licenza contando su produzione e consumi elevati, ma correndo anche il rischio di essere in concorrenza con gli altri o puntare su "rotte" più rischiose, ma potenzialmente più redditizie? A questo si aggiunge la possibilità di investire nelle fonti alternative e giungere alla vittoria attraverso una strada diversa. Questo in breve.

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German Edition.

5 out of 10
By
Chilhood game.

5 out of 10
By
I was 8 when I ask my parents for this game. An oil-themed monopoly.

5 out of 10
By
Simply a "Monopoly" variant, but the stunning components are a definite bonus.

5 out of 10
By
De los años 80, mi primer juego "de mayor".

4 out of 10
By
Monopoly type game, though with great components. Used mine to make my own copy of McMulti. broken for pieces

6 out of 10
By
Haven't played in years but as a kid always prefered Petropolis to Monopoly. When it was given to me I was told it had been withdrawn and that my copy had been rescued from destruction. Was surprised but glad to find it listed here.

3 out of 10
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[b]Lingua:[/b] Italiana [b]Dipendenza dal linguaggio: [/b] Medio [b]Stato:[/b] Incompleto [b]Spedizione:[/b] Gratuita in Italia per la MT [b]Note:[/b] Tabellone e pezzi presenti in buonissime condizioni, però mancante la seguente lista: -1 dado da 6 -1 cartoncino di proprietà (26 su 27) -4 piattaforma (10 su 14) -9 Torrette petrolio (25 su 34) -3 Teletex Messaggi (22 su 25) -7 Pedine giocatore (0 su 7)

7 out of 10
By
Similar to Monopoly, except dealing in oil. Nice pieces and more variation than Monopoly

6 out of 10
By
Played this as a child because my Grandparents owned it. I remember it fondly, although they got rid of it years ago.

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LUDOTECA

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Player's copy
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