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1998
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3
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Best with 3 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
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12 and up
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Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Cosmic Eidex
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Cosmic Eidex is an intriguing little trick-taking game for 3 players. The deck consists of 36 cards, 6 thru Ace, in four suits: Hearts (red), Lizard (green), Raven (black) and Stars (yellow). The Cosmic characters are the heart of the game, providing each player with a special Cosmic power. Each player draws one randomly at game start.

In Cosmic Eidex, the idea is to take either the most points or the least points (designated by the trump and rank of the cards that you take each hand), to earn a victory point. If in a hand, one player exceeds 100 card points, then the other two players get 1 victory point each. If one player takes all of the tricks, she receives 2 victory points. Seven victory points wins the game.

Cosmic Eidex is a mutation of the ages-old Swiss trick-taking card game Jass. Like Skat, the traditional German trick-taking card game, it is a three-player game.

The Cosmic-like powers each player is given are relatively weak. Most allow the player to break one of the rules once per game (before, during or after), some can be used multiple times. You don’t need to know every characters' powers, just the powers of the three characters used in the current game. There are as many character/power possibilities as there are cards, but wise card play usually outweighs their influence.

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Abacus Spiele edition
Publisher: ABACUSSPIELE, Fata Morgana Spiele
Artist: Res Brandenberger
Year: 1998
Product Code: 8983 (ABACUS) Fata Morgana Spiel
Size: 2.25 x 3.50 x 0.38 inches
0.15 pounds
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11 Cosmic Eidex: Rules and FAQ - English, first version
A complete English translation of the booklet that comes with the cards, as well as the FAQ list available on fatamorgana.ch
English
2015-01-13
0 Cosmic Eidex Trump-indicator
It helps the players remind the trump suit or no trump during the game.
English
2011-05-08
2 Cosmic Eidex Korean Rules
Cosmic Eidex rules in Korean. (revised)
Korean
2011-04-03
2 Cosmic Eidex Scoring Cards Cheatsheet
A one-page cheat sheet for all nine possible scoring cards during a game of Cosmic Eidex. At the top is the name of the card, the middle is the value in points, and the bottom indicates during what types of games the card scores during--normal, topdown, bottomup, or all. Just lay the cards in your score pile over the scoresheet to assist in scoring your hand quickly.
English
2010-01-14
24 Cosmic Eidex rules in booklet form
I reformatted the rules so that you can create a booklet that will fit inside the Cosmic Eidex box. Print on 8-1/2" by 11" sized paper on a printer with very small margin allowances. Each page is 1/16th of a letter-sized page.
English
2009-07-24
29 Cosmic Eidex Special Character Cards Reference Sheet
Cheat-sheet for special powers, revised for clarity.
2007-09-13
4 Cosmic Eidex - portuguese (regras em português).pdf
Rules in Portuguese: Esta tradução foi baseada no arquivo em inglês disponível no Boardgamegeek. Decidi simplificar um pouco algumas explicações e corrigir alguns erros já identificados pelos usuários do site. Tomei a liberdade também de mudar o nome de alguns poderes após perceber que poderes cujos nomes são invocados no meio da partida (Justiça! Justiça!) tendem a provocar mais risadas. Botei o nome em inglês ao lado em parênteses, e o nome em alemão está impresso nas cartas.
2007-09-06
5 Cosmic_Eidex_scoring_reference.doc
A player reference for just the card scoring, which, with careful trimming, will fit in the game box.
2007-07-19
4 Rules #28_ Cosmic Eidex.m4a
A quick slideshow review of this strange little game!
2007-03-26
2 Cosmic Eidex Scoring
Scoring aid v 1.0. You must still tally each player's hand points and enter into the spreadsheet. Victory points are automatically calculated. It takes care of all the funky scoring rules except if all players score < 100 points and 2 players tie, in which case you must enter dummy hand point values (e.g., 50, 50, 57).
2007-03-07
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