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Spirit Games (Est. 1984) - Supplying role playing games (RPG), wargames rules, miniatures and scenery, new and traditional board and card games for the last 20 years sells Cosmic Encounter

Cosmic Encounter


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Build a Galactic Empire...

In the depths of space, the alien races of the Cosmos vie with each other for control of the universe. Alliances form and shift from moment to moment, while cataclysmic battles send starships screaming into the warp.

Players choose from dozens of alien races, each with its own unique power to further its efforts to build an empire that spans the galaxy. Many classic aliens from earlier editions of this beloved game return, such as the Oracle, the Loser, and the Clone. Newly discovered aliens also join the fray, including the Remora, the Mite, and the Tick-Tock.

This classic game of alien politics returns from the warp once more. It features 50 alien races, flare cards to boost their powers, 100 plastic ships, a host of premium components, and all-new tech cards that let players research and build extraordinary technological marvels!

Game Contents:

  • Rulebook
  • 1 Warp
  • 5 Player Colony Markers
  • 1 Hyperspace Gate
  • 25 Player Planets
  • 100 Plastic Ships
  • 50 Alien Sheets
  • 20 Destiny Cards
  • 72 Cosmic Cards
  • 50 Flare Cards
  • 20 Tech Cards
  • 42 Cosmic Tokens
  • 7 Grudge Tokens
  • 1 Genesis Planer
  • 1 Lunar Cannon Token
  • 1 Prometheus Token
  • 1 Alternate Filch Flare

Reviews Review Game
By Hopuk From Lancs in United Kingdom
This is a game that has been published by several companies since the original Eon games version in 1977 and it's a tribute to the game design that this is still a very much loved and enjoyed game by gamers.

The idea is simple. Each player is the leader of an alien race and the object is to colonise 5 planets outside your own system by using force, cunning and diplomacy. Each player is given an alien race at the start and each of these races has a power, which basically distorts the rules in some way.

Gameplay itself is straightforward. You draw a card from the destiny deck, which tells you which colour to attack. You send over up to 4 of your ships and that player defends with what they have. You then play an attack card. Highest wins. If you win, you take over the planet, if you fail you go to the warp - a reserve area for the ships.

It is the use of the alien powers which affects this simple outcome and the fact you can ask for allies - other players to help you in your invasion. The defender can do the same.
Play can be fast and furious with very little downtime. The alien powers make every game different because of the way they can interact with each other. This latest version is wonderfully produced by FFG, one of the best reprints yet.

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Related Tags
Playing Time
1 hour
Game Type
Hand Management
Strategy Games
Bluffing Games
Fantasy Flight
No. Players
3-5 Players
Jack Kittredge
Kevin Wilson
Bill Eberle
Peter Olotka
Bill Norton
12 +
Manufacturer's Code

Spirit Games (Est. 1984, Lefglow Ltd) - Supplying role playing games (RPG), wargames rules, miniatures and scenery, new and traditional board and card games for the last 35 years

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