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A simple, straightforward GeekList to start the week. Help me put together a list of games with this common thread: eyes. Eyes are important and all, but big, pulsing eyeballs freak me out (see Monsters Menace America). So I had some weird dreams last night about big, pulsing eyeballs, which (as alluded to in the previous sentence) subsequently freaked me out.

I'm looking for games that prominently feature eyes or eyeballs in the gameplay. Literally or figuratively. Either thematically or through certain events, cards, powers, etc. But not just aesthetics -- so please don't list a zillion games that have artwork with some eyes in it unless it really applies.

What other games feature eyes and eyeballs prominently?
Are these literal or figurative representations of eyes?
Do big, pulsing eyeballs freak you out, too?

Why do I keep thinking about the Far Side cartoon where "objects in the mirror are closer than they appear" ??

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1. Board Game: Monsters Menace America [Average Rating:5.96 Overall Rank:3223]
Jay Little
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Zorb is freaking me out!! How much more menacing can you get than a huge mutant eyeball slithering around the city on a gigantic, oozing optic nerve? His fearsome countenance and demoralizing potential (after all, who wants to admit getting defeated by a giant eyeball) is well reflected by the special ability -- Zorb earns more infamy than normal for stomping cities.

Aaaugh -- it's like he's looking right through my brain!
 
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2. Board Game: Fearsome Floors [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:910]
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Fearsome Floors is a great little game, but the large tuxedo-dressed killer shown here is a bit unnerving. He's a fiendish foe with an eye for fashion.

The only thing that could make this more unsettling would be a Zorb-sized creature from Monsters Menace in a tuxedo with tails, and maybe a bright teal cummerbund.
 
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3. Board Game: Eye of Horus [Average Rating:5.09 Overall Rank:13493]
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The great mystical Eye of Horus, a powerful aspect of Egyptian mythos. In this card game, the Eye of Horus is a powerful card, as befits a large pulsing eye of a god... The falcon-headed Sky God of all Egypt, for that matter.

And you know what good vision those falcons have. I can almost hear the holiday songs the Egyptian children would sing to each other, huddled beneath the reed mats, trembling in terror:

Better watch out, better not cry
Mummy I'm gonna' tell you why
Cuz Horus has his great eye on you!


 
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4. Board Game: Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:414]
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This stands in for ALL Lord of the Rings licensed products, since so many feature Sauron prominently. Even the Sauron card, shown here, is eerie.

A great, lidless eye wreathed in flame, from whose glare nothing escapes? Yikes!! Granted, he might not be that bad a guy, just irritated. Maybe if Gandalf had whipped up some magical Visine, things would never have escalated to the point they did.
 
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5. Board Game: Bug-Eyed Monsters [Average Rating:5.93 Overall Rank:10057]
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If regular ol' eyes aren't freaky enough, what about multi-faceted insect eyes? Those fractured, faceted bug eyes reflect everything around them as they creep up from behind... Many a chilling movie scene has benefited from bug eye lens manipulation.

Eeech, I can almost feel them crawling all over me right now!!
 
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6. Board Game: Warhammer 40,000 [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:1913]
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Ah, and the almight Eye of Chaos from the Warhammer Universe. Nothing spurs the endless hordes of gibbering, pulsating chaos spawn into action like the undefinable terror of the giant Eye of Chaos, with its wicked eight-pointed star.

Definitely inspired by Alice Cooper. Definitely. And only slightly more freakish!
 
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7. Board Game: Go [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:121]
 
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Need at least two "eyes" to keep a group alive.
 
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8. Board Game: Big Eyes, Small Mouth Anime Card Game [Average Rating:5.43 Unranked]
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How about this for everything Anime?
 
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9. Board Game: Mystic Eye [Average Rating:2.00 Unranked]
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Another one that fits - at least the box is weird...
 
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10. Board Game: Lord of the Rings [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:698]
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you should never turn your back on Sauron...
 
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11. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:2544]
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Here's one with a freaken great GLOW-IN-THE-DARK eyeball that MOVES ... the list definitive!
 
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12. Board Game: Illuminati [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:2450]
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The All-Seeing Eye of the Bavarian Illuminati, who controls the South American Nazis, who run Texas, who control the Moral Minority.
 
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13. Board Game: Ubi [Average Rating:5.28 Overall Rank:14650]
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This is a geography trivia game, with a weird eyeball pyramid.
 
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14. Board Game: Eye [Average Rating:4.08 Overall Rank:14675]
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A game called Eye, and not a single eye in it!
 
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15. Board Game: Slime Monster Game [Average Rating:5.40 Unranked]
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Does this count?
 
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16. Board Game: Hunker Down: The Hurricane Game [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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The eye of the hurricane.
 
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17. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:237] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
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As gates open you put little eyeball counters on the numbers below the elder gods.

(out of all the pictures of this game, there aren't clear eyeball counters).
 
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18. Board Game: Hot Potato [Average Rating:4.11 Overall Rank:14757]
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Mr. Potato Head, eye love you. kiss
 
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19. Board Game: The Awful Green Things From Outer Space [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1619]
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Walking mouthless eyeballs stalk the ship, reproducingi in eggs and fragments and being destroyed by canisters of zgwortz and fire extinguishers....
 
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20. Board Game: War of the Ring (First Edition) [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:82]
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Sauron's Eye dice
 
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21. Board Game: It from the Pit [Average Rating:5.67 Overall Rank:11931]
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The claw is what gets you, but those eyes are pure evil! And why do they always seem to be staring at my explorer all the time?
 
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22. Board Game: Bulls-Eye Ball [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:8038]
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Hitting the bull's eye scores the most points.
 
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23. Board Game: Scrutineyes [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:4374]
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I suppose this one may fit this category
 
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