Oil has been discovered on the island of Catan!  And after many years of study, the great engineers of Catan have learned ways to improve production using this valuable new resource, both by converting it into other resources and enabling the upgrade of cities into metropolises.

But oil is scarce and its use does not come without cost. Using oil produces pollution, as well as climate changing emissions, which bring with them the threat of coastal flooding—and absolute disaster. With the discovery of oil on Catan, its inhabitants face a new challenge: deciding whether the common good is worth limiting oil usage or whether the pursuit of victory is worth the risk of ruin.

Come and test your hand at Catan: Oil Springs and see how the discovery of oil affects life of Catan!

Above is a video review of Catan: Oil Springs by The Dice Tower, which gives a good introduction to the scenario. But one important note: the Disaster Track marker (the little oil symbol) is used on the numbers 0-5 in the bottom left corner of the Disaster Track (not as shown in the video). The large spaces are for putting the number tokens of destroyed hexes. And if all spots are filled, the game ends!