In Crude: The Oil Game players take on the role of oil company CEOs seeking to expand their companies into multi-national energy mega-corporations. Just as with real world energy companies player will setup facilities for oil drilling oil pumping oil refining into gasoline and gasoline selling to the consumer all of which are represented by actual plastic pieces placed on the board! Players also speculate by buying and selling oil and gasoline barrels which are once again represented by actual plastic barrels in their playing area in both the domestic and foreign markets. However the changing economic climate as well as sudden world news events will challenge players to keep a long-term strategic view of the world energy markets. The first player to reach a corporation value of $750 million is the winner! Crude: The Oil Game is not only a great simulation of the global oil markets but with almost 300 plastic playing pieces it is a sight to behold!