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First of all, this is my very first GeekList so please go easy on me if it is not very well done. I am really new to board games, although I have been a member of BGG for about 3 years now. I have just recently acquired my second and third game in Friday and Onirim(Dominion is the first). And it is while admiring the art work of Onirim that I got the idea for this list.

I am really curious to find other games with telescopes in them. Please feel free to share if you know of any other games with pictures of telescope.


Many thanks for the help and enjoy the rest of your day!

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1. Board Game: Onirim [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:727]
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I will start the list with Onirim, this is the third game that I ever bought and I was pleasantly surprised to see not one but two telescopes on the red Observatory Chamber.

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2. Board Game: Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game [Average Rating:5.75 Overall Rank:6940]
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Here is one for you.

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3. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:122]
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And here is another one.

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4. Board Game: BattleLore: Bearded Brave [Average Rating:7.64 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.64 Unranked]
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I never played this game.

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5. Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:154]
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The Observatory card in Saint Petersburg gives a powerful special action.
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Sounds like a fun game.

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7. Board Game: Kingdom Builder [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:334]
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Sorry for the low quality image.

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8. Board Game: Forbidden Island [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:405]
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"I will use this turn to grab a treasure. I should have plenty of time next turn to shore up the island..."

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9. Board Game: Merchants & Marauders [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:139]
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10. Board Game: Dominion: Seaside [Average Rating:8.11 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.11 Unranked]
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I had thought Navigator - but that has a sextant. However the Treasure Map is seen with one:
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This has an Observatory card. The only single card picture in the game's gallery is the Russian version, but the art is the same:

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No special telescope behavior though. Just your basic cap'n spy glass stereotype.
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13. Board Game: Innovation [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:201]
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Astronomy, the purple card seen here, has a tiny (image of a presumably large) telescope. Another card, Optics, puts the focus squarely on the telescope, but I can't find a picture of it.

As it happens, both are usually awesome cards to have.
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14. Board Game: The Princes of Florence [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:61]
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The astronomer card has a telescope. I wasn't able to find an image of it on Boardgamegeek, but you can see some a little ways down on the following page:

http://www.quined.nl/indexquestionmark.html
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15. Board Game: Escape From Pirate Island [Average Rating:7.63 Unranked]
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Just happened to be one of the resource cards I uploaded here.



You can see Fred using it and everything.

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16. Board Game: Galileo [Average Rating:5.53 Unranked]
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An obscure game but loaded with telescopes: one on the box and twenty-four around the board.
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17. Board Game: Deadlands: Doomtown [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:1059]
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No pix, but spoiler text:

3 Diamonds
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Private. Controller Reaction: When a pull is revealed, boot the Observatory. The pull is discarded and the player making the pull replaces it with the top card of his or her deck.

It's a staple in Collegium decks along w/ its ostensible proprietor, Dr. Susan Franklin.
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18. Board Game: Virgin Queen [Average Rating:8.16 Overall Rank:292]
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The first power to recruit a scientist and is able to choose the telescope bonus gets +1 to intercept/avoid battle rolls (land and naval).
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19. Board Game: Mutiny! [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:5895]
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And another one!


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20. Board Game: Arkham Horror: Kingsport Horror Expansion [Average Rating:7.48 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.48 Unranked]
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Arkham Horror's Kingsport expansion set has a telescope:



Bonus: +1 Sneak check (but not Evade checks)
Any: Discard Telescope to avoid being delayed.
Price: $2

Anyone find it useful? My investigators don't Sneak much, *unless* it's for Evading!

http://www.arkhamhorrorwiki.com/Telescope
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21. Board Game: Piratas do Caribe: No Fim do Mundo [Average Rating:4.50 Unranked]
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This game is obscure (I am the only owner here in BGG) and has a real telescope with red lenses:



When you look throuh it into your adversary sea, red pieces do not appear.
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