Texas, 1933 — a new day dawns for the brave pioneers of the American West, like yourself. Under the burning sand, the black gold awaits for your arrival, so what are you waiting for? Get a government lease in one of the richest oil reservoirs, build towers, drill the resources, trade and invest wisely! Only the most audacious amongst you, using a smart strategy, will be able to surpass your competitors and become a true oil tycoon.
In Oilfield, you take the role of an American businessman striving for wealth in the early 1930s, who will try to exploit the rich reservoirs in Texas, trading with natural gas and oil in the most profitable markets. Naturally, you will not be alone as other risky entrepreneurs like yourself will try to obtain riches and wealth with their own investments.
The goal of the game is to be the player with the largest number of investments (victory points) at the end of the game. You can perform two actions each round of the game: a public action and a secret action. The number of VP you acquire during the game depends on how wisely you manage these actions.