Snake Oil

It Cures what Ails Ya!

In the Old West, the medicine “entrepreneur” had the amazing talent of getting even the most skeptical customer to buy his cure-all product.  in Snake Oil, that’s exactly what players get to do!

Laughter is the best medicine and the laughter erupts as each player gets to pitch their crazy item to comical Customers.  The player that persuades the most Customers wins!

Believe you me folks, Snake Oil will cure your doldrums and have your friends and family rolling in laughter!  Step right up and take home your very own copy of Snake Oil today!

  • Ages 10 to Adult
  • 3-10 players
  • 5 Minutes to learn
  • 20-30 minutes per game
  • Stock #1869
  • Suggested Retail $24.99

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Top 12 of 2012- Major Fun

“I think Snake Oil should be a required class in all schools! So many benefits… too many to name.” Marbles the Brain Store Brain Coach

“We enjoyed Snake Oil, and laughed a lot. You might say it’s a humor elixir!” Game Theory

“Retailers will have no problem selling [Snake Oil] to any fun-loving customer” Games Magazine

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Where are the rules? The rules are on the side of the box! In an attempt to offer more ecofriendly packaging, we have printed the rules right on the box.

Where is the Out of the Box Corner Cut? You have a first edition copy of Snake Oil printed by the inventor! We are hard at work preparing the second edition which features the familiar Out of the Box Corner Cut.

What is Snake Oil? Snake oil was first introduced to the United States in the 1860s by Chinese laborers working on the Transcontinental Railroad.  After hard physical labor, they would rub sore muscles with an ointment made from water snake oil. The laborers shared this ancient Chinese remedy with their American co-workers. Products containing water snake oil are still used today by some herbalists. A recent study found it contained more omega-3 fatty acids than the highest form of fish oil. As snake oil grew in popularity, so did the claims and promised benefits. In 1917, a sample of Clark Stanley’s Snake Oil Liniment was tested by the U.S. government and was found to contain no actual snake oil. As a result of these swindlers’ false product claims and misleading labels, the phrase “Snake Oil Salesman” was born!  Today’s Snake Oil Salesmen are more likely to be seen as used cars salesmen and politicians.

Released 2012 List $24.99 Length 10.25″
Origin China Unit 1 Width 8.5″
Item # 1869 Case 6 Height 2.5″
UPC 6-59390-01869-2 ISBN-13 Weight 1.75 lbs