About this project
Oilfield is a strategy, Euro-style game for all the family with a duration of 60 minutes for 3-5 players from ages 10+, created by the new designer Paco Yanez.
Year 1933, the oil business flourishes in Texas, turning this state into the biggest manufacturer in the world. Every day, more and more brave entrepreneurs are setting their eyes in this lucrative business. Become an oil tycoon and build your fortune exploiting the best oil fields!
First, you will need leases to set your extraction towers. Then, buy some good factories to drill the resources. Put your fuel on sale in the local and national markets. And finally, invest wisely to establish your fortune!
Take the lead acquiring the best leases, build the best factories, drill the resources before your oil field runs out, and sell at the best price to achieve the victory in Oilfield!
Oilfield will be available on a multi-language edition:
Abba Games is a company specialized in board games, and we have been in the market since 2009. We started our journey by publishing television related games, and with time we have focused our efforts in what our passion really is: modern board games. With many known licenses under our catalogue, that helped us position ourselves in the market, many of which you may already know:
The Voice, Adventure Time, Inazuma Eleven:
But in the last two years, we have decided to go for more specialized games, producing and distributing in the Spanish market games like:
Celestia, Prohis, The Boss:
Or even brand new games that we have designed ourselves, like Portal of Morth:
You can check our current catalogue at: http://www.abbagames.com/todos_productos.html
Our most recent challenge has been our personal bet for new talents and help them bring their games to live for the entire world. This is Oilfield’s case.
Why back this game on Kickstarter? To help us make it and make it better of course :)
You'll get a great price on the game (much lower than the retail price) and you will get the game at least a month before general release.
And your pledge will help us make the game even better through stretch goals. You'll receive a game upgraded by all the stretch goals of this campaign.
Keep in mind, that the quality of the components shown in the videos is not final, and do not represent the final quality of the finished product.
Oilfield is a family game of resource management for 3-5 players, who will play as oil tycoons trying to find the best oilfields in Texas, to drill the precious black gold.
To win the game, players will have to acquire investments (VP), either purchasing them in the market or exchanging them for resources.
- <Download Oilfield EN/ES Rulebook> (draft version for kickstarter)
The game is played in several rounds, each of which is divided in two phases:
Selection phase: In this first phase, the players will chose a public action from the game board in turn order. Once all the players have placed their worker in the chosen action, they will pick one action from the cards in their hands, and will place it face down on the table, hidden from the other players.
The public and hidden actions are essentially the same, but some are unique in each set of actions, like “Invest” in the public section or “National” in the hidden section.
Action phase: Once all players have chosen their two actions, they are performed in board order. The public actions have a set order in which they will be solved, so starting with “Lease”, all actions will be done in order. Amongst others, here you can find actions such as “Lease” to gain rights to new territories, “Build” to set your factories in your lands, “Drill” to extract the resources, “Local” to sell them in your local market, “Invest” to acquire investments, etc.
Next, all players show their hidden action and execute them in turn order, starting with the current initial player. The hidden actions are a selection of the public actions, but the “National” action is also available, which allows the players to sell their resources in the national market to get better prices.
But be careful! The prices in the national market vary depending on the supply and demand, so if several players try to do this action at the same time, the prices will decrease significantly. At the end of the game, the winner will be the player that acquired more investments during the game.
We have some cool ideas for stretch goals, like special tiles for new extraction towers, or rules and components for 5 players (all this already tested and balanced).
Once we've reached our primary goal, we'll reveal the specific targets to reach each stretch goal, but here are some examples:
*In both pledge levels, we offer the option of picking up the games during the Essen Spiel 2016. The date of delivery states that the games will be handed out in December 2016, but they will be ready for pick up during the Spiel in October 2016.
Why backup us?
Despite being rather new in the specialized market, we have wide experience in publishing games like this one, so we can assure you that the project will come to good end.
We ask for your support in this personal bet to launch games from new designers, like this one, that only need a little help to share with the world their amazing creations.
The creator of the game, Paco Yanez, has spent years perfecting and polishing the game, playtesting it with people from all over the world at fairs and conventions, both in Spain and internationally (he was at Essen’s Spiel last year, you might have seen him there, even!), so the game mechanics are solid and work well together. Oilfield has been a huge success in every event where it has been demoed, so you can count on getting a cool, well thought game.
This is our first Kickstarter campaign, but we're not alone. We're working with established professionals to ensure that the entire creation, production, and fulfillment runs as smoothly as possible.
We've engaged a seasoned factory we've worked with many times to ensure a great quality product.
We're working with Ship Naked to provide Customs-Friendly shipping worldwide.
We've built this campaign with the advice of many key individuals and professionals including Dan Yarrington and his excellent team, who have run and delivered hundreds of successful Kickstarter campaigns,
We love retailers and we have a special deal for you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you all the details on how you can order the games directly to sell to your local market.
Order Fulfillment and Shipping
We'll be shipping your pledges from a variety of depots around the world in order to ensure Customs-Friendly delivery. Simply pay the shipping cost for your location and we'll take care of the rest.
Spain: 1€ Shipping.
USA, Canada & Western Europe (France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Austria, Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Luxemburg): 12€ Shipping.
Central Europe (Bulgary, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Malta, Lethonia, etc.): 16€ Shipping.
Rest of the world: 33€ Shipping.
Spain: 3€ Shipping.
USA, Canada & Western Europe (France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Austria, Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Luxemburg): 18€ Shipping.
Central Europe (Bulgary, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Malta, Lethonia, etc.): 22€ Shipping.
Rest of the world: 85€ Shipping.
These prices may vary slightly depending on the unlocked stretch goals, but never more than 2€ up or down.
Additionally, since we expect to have this game for Essen 2016, you can choose the Essen option and pick it up from us at Essen with no additional shipping costs.
The rest of the games will ship out from our factory to the various depots around the same time as Essen, so we expect those to have time to get to the depots and out to you, the backers, by the end of the year.
Risks and challenges
There are always risks when you back a Kickstarter project, especially if the project is from a new creator, but we have made sure to consider and minimize any risks due to our inexperience with crowdfunding.
Also, we have more than 8 years of experience developing and manufacturing games; we have the knowledge and the means to succesfully make this project a reality!
Our manufacturer already has the information to produce the games, so we will have margin to modify and fix in a timely manner any issues that may arise during production. They are also properly informed of all the stretch goals, to incorporate them in the game box as they are unlocked during the campaign.
For international shipping, we will count with the help of Ship Naked, a company with wide experience handling the logistics of Kickstarter products.
For the campaign planification we have relied on the expertise of Dan Yarrington and his team, whose consultancy services have helped to successfully launch many other Kickstarter projects.
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