Game called "Gusher"

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Kevin

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Jan 5, 1999, 3:00:00 AM1/5/99
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Has anyone here heard of a board game called "Gusher?" It is based on the
concept of buying oil wells around a board and then drilling for oil. Very
simple to learn and easy to play. My wife and her sister have a copy between
them, but I'm wondering if it is common or a collector and if it is still
available anywhere.
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ForlornH

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Jan 5, 1999, 3:00:00 AM1/5/99
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>Has anyone here heard of a board game called "Gusher?" It is based on the
>concept of buying oil wells around a board and then drilling for oil. Very
>simple to learn and easy to play. My wife and her sister have a copy between
>them, but I'm wondering if it is common or a collector and if it is still
>available anywhere.

Sounds like an old board game called "Oil King" which gave the players little
derricks and they inserted them in holes in the board and the derrick raised to
a certain level depending on the worth of the drill. It's been almost 25 years
since I've seen it. Could this be the same game?


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Kevin

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Jan 5, 1999, 3:00:00 AM1/5/99
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I just found "Oil King" for auction on ebay. This isn't it, but a dead knock
off of the game with a different board design. "Gusher" was made by Carrom
in 1946 and "Oil King" by Milton Bradley in 1976.

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Tony Nardo

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Jan 6, 1999, 3:00:00 AM1/6/99
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"Kevin" <nu...@corp.com> writes:

>I just found "Oil King" for auction on ebay. This isn't it, but a dead knock
>off of the game with a different board design. "Gusher" was made by Carrom
>in 1946 and "Oil King" by Milton Bradley in 1976.

A couple corrections and additions:

1) That's "King Oil", not "Oil King". :-)

2) "Gusher" was printed by Carrom Industries as early as 1940. (That's
the copyright date on my copy.) I don't know if it was continuously
in print, but I've seen a copy of "Gusher" with a copyright date as
recent as the mid-1960s -- 1965, IIRC.
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Kevin

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Jan 6, 1999, 3:00:00 AM1/6/99
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Hello Tony,

You sound like someone that knows their games! You're right, I did transpose
the "King Oil" name and twice! Have you seen Gusher for sale anywhere lately
or even know what the approximate price would be?
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Tony Nardo

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Jan 7, 1999, 3:00:00 AM1/7/99
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"Kevin" <nu...@corp.com> writes:

>You sound like someone that knows their games! You're right, I did transpose
>the "King Oil" name and twice! Have you seen Gusher for sale anywhere lately
>or even know what the approximate price would be?

I saw it a few times last year, on eBay and the Web. Depending on age, size
(it came in 14"x14" and 20"x20") and condition, prices ranged from $20 to $90.
I haven't seen it for sale recently.

Good luck!

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May 2, 2015, 12:52:32 PM5/2/15
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On Tuesday, 5 January 1999 01:00:00 UTC-7, Kevin wrote:
> Has anyone here heard of a board game called "Gusher?" It is based on the
> concept of buying oil wells around a board and then drilling for oil. Very
> simple to learn and easy to play. My wife and her sister have a copy between
> them, but I'm wondering if it is common or a collector and if it is still
> available anywhere.
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> Kevin

I have (5) 15.5X15.5 games and (1) 20.5x20.5 if anyone's interested.(403)678-7828

cheryl...@gmail.com

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Do you still have and how much are you asking?

Gutless Umbrella Carrying Sissy

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Sep 17, 2017, 9:44:48 PM9/17/17
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cheryl...@gmail.com wrote in
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You realize you're replying to a post from well over two years ago,
don't you? Don't yoU?

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Sep 18, 2017, 2:55:42 PM9/18/17
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Quoting Gutless Umbrella Carrying Sissy <taus...@gmail.com>:
>You realize you're replying to a post from well over two years ago,
>don't you? Don't yoU?

My thought when I read it was more "at least it's only from 2 years ago".
Normally with these Google Groups drivebys there's a serious chance the OP
is dead by now...
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dame...@chiark.greenend.org.uk (David Damerell) wrote in
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> Quoting Gutless Umbrella Carrying Sissy <taus...@gmail.com>:
>>You realize you're replying to a post from well over two years
>>ago, don't you? Don't yoU?
>
> My thought when I read it was more "at least it's only from 2
> years ago". Normally with these Google Groups drivebys there's a
> serious chance the OP is dead by now...

Very true. Even so, given the traffic in this group, the odds of the
original poster ever seeing a reply are indistinguishable from zero.

Rick Pikul/Chakat Firepaw

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Sep 19, 2017, 11:02:34 PM9/19/17
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On Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:55:39 +0100, David Damerell wrote:

> Quoting Gutless Umbrella Carrying Sissy <taus...@gmail.com>:
>>You realize you're replying to a post from well over two years ago,
>>don't you? Don't yoU?
>
> My thought when I read it was more "at least it's only from 2 years
> ago". Normally with these Google Groups drivebys there's a serious
> chance the OP is dead by now...

Check the date on the next post back: That wasn't just a necropost, it
was a necropost of a necropost.

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Dec 27, 2017, 11:13:22 AM12/27/17
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On Tuesday, January 5, 1999 at 1:00:00 AM UTC-7, Kevin wrote:
> Has anyone here heard of a board game called "Gusher?" It is based on the
> concept of buying oil wells around a board and then drilling for oil. Very
> simple to learn and easy to play. My wife and her sister have a copy between
> them, but I'm wondering if it is common or a collector and if it is still
> available anywhere.
> --
> Please reply here unless directed otherwise,
> Kevin

Not available and not manufactured. I have one and made a version of it for my grown children. Changed the rules to suit today's economy and changed the board to make it last longer. My family bought this one in 1949.

kjs...@hotmail.com

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Apr 11, 2019, 10:16:43 PM4/11/19
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On Tuesday, January 5, 1999 at 3:00:00 AM UTC-5, Kevin wrote:
> Has anyone here heard of a board game called "Gusher?" It is based on the
> concept of buying oil wells around a board and then drilling for oil. Very
> simple to learn and easy to play. My wife and her sister have a copy between
> them, but I'm wondering if it is common or a collector and if it is still
> available anywhere.
> --
> Please reply here unless directed otherwise,
> Kevin

I have searched for many a nights to find the one you are talking about. WE had many a fun family nights playing that game when I was young and would love to find one. I see it but never one to buy. One was already sold for 149.00.Too rich for my blood but I might even consider it if I could find one.

kuntak...@gmail.com

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Apr 10, 2020, 11:29:06 AM4/10/20
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Still looking for the game gushers .I have one

jimm...@gmail.com

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Jun 7, 2020, 6:15:27 PM6/7/20
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Indeed I am looking for 1!
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