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I'm trying to find a board game which I knew when I was a kid. Nobody let me play it.

It's played in the Middle East. It has oil pipelines to link territories, oil tanker ships, perhaps an oil drill, dictator (a hand), artillery (tank), a head piece (sorry I don't remember what it is), and if I'm not wrong it has a king and a warrior or spy too. I don't remember if it had money, dice, etc.

The objective, if I remember correctly, was to gain power, economy control, etc. It has some similarities to Risk and Diplomacy.

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

With help from Pat Ludwig's answer I found out the right game.

It's The Game of Nations.

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This game probably was release to exploit the first oil big crisis in 1972. Good to know that the world changed :-)

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Feel free to accept your own answer, to let people know that the question has been resolved! – Brian Campbell Oct 27 '10 at 17:58
Excellent! I'm glad you found it. – Pat Ludwig Oct 27 '10 at 18:27
@Brian: I will in 2 days when system allow. – bigown Oct 27 '10 at 19:59
Oh, right. I forgot that it doesn't allow you to do it as soon as you answer. – Brian Campbell Oct 27 '10 at 20:07

I have a couple guesses, I'm not sure either matches everything you listed though.

Oil: The Great Adventure

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A couple GeekLists may have what you are looking for if I missed the mark.

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