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Cosmic Encounter (2008)

Average Rating: 7.61/10
Board Game Rank: 66
Thematic Rank: 25
Strategy Game Rank: 65
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Year Published
2008
# of Players
3 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 5 players
Recommended with 4, 5, more than 5 players
(333 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
60 − 120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
(68 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
(91 voters) [poll]
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Primary Name
Cosmic Encounter
Alternate Names
Rencontre Cosmique
コズミック・エンカウンター
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From the Manufacturer

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 Remora, Mite, and Tick-Tock. This classic game of alien politics returns from the warp once more.

In Cosmic Encounter, each player is the leader of an alien race. On a player's turn, he or she becomes the offense. The offense encounters another player on a planet by moving a group of his or her ships through the hyperspace gate to that planet. The offense draws from the destiny deck which contains colors, wilds and specials. He or she then takes the hyperspace gate and points at one planet in the system indicated by the drawn destiny card. The offense vs. the defenses ships are in the encounter and both sides are able to invite allies, play an encounter card as well as special cards to try and tip the encounter in their favor.

The object of the game is to establish colonies in other players' planetary systems. Players take turns trying to establish colonies. The winner(s) are the first player(s) to have five colonies on any planets outside his or her home system. A player does not need to have colonies in all of the systems, just colonies on five planets outside his or her home system. These colonies may all be in one system or scattered over multiple systems. The players must use force, cunning, and diplomacy to ensure their victory.

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Components

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

Card Sleeves

  • For the Alien Sheets: Swan Prem Card Sleeves (115x173 mm)-50 per pack

NOTE
These sleeves only work with English Edition 2008 Cosmic Encounter by Fantasy Flight Games.
How do you know which edition you have? The 2008 edition has just the title on the cover.
No artwork. source: http://swanpanasiasleeves.com/

  • For the cards: Mayday Games USA Chimera Game Premium Sleeves (57.5x89 mm)-50 per pack

Mayday Games USA Chimera Game Sleeves (57.5x89 mm)-100 per pack

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Significant BGG Links
Cosmodex Thread: rulings, interpretations, etc.
Power of the Day Summary Wiki
Play by Forum Wait List Wiki

External Link
Cosmic Encounter Library
The Warp

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German edition
Publisher: Heidelberger Spieleverlag
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Year: 2014
Product Code: HE166
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Release Date: Sep 15, 2014
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Italian edition
Publisher: Asterion Press
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Year: 2014
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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English edition 2011
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Artist: Henning Ludvigsen
Year: 2011
Product Code: CE01
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Spanish first edition
Publisher: Edge Entertainment
Artist: Felicia Cano, Sabe Lewellen, Andrew Navaro, Brian Schomburg, WiL Springermore»
Year: 2009
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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French first edition
Publisher: Edge Entertainment
Artist: Ryan Barger, Felicia Cano, Sabe Lewellen, Andrew Navaro, Brian Schomburg, WiL Springermore»
Year: 2009
Product Code: 9781589944961
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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8 Two page (SIR)
SIR = Summary of Important Rules Two page summary of the most important rules to freshen up your memory that you can't forget to play this game. The amount of rules and their complexity adds another page. I also added another page for the Tech cards & Variants.
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2015-06-26
1 Skrót zasad PL
Polski skrót zasad do Cosmic Encounter.
Polish
2015-03-20
2 Paper card box
Paper card box, pdf file, v. 1.0. [url=https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/187003/]Full list[/url] of boxes.
English
2015-02-13
6 Aide de Jeu pour Rencontre Cosmique
petite correction apporté à la définition de la compensation.
French
2015-01-15
2 Portuguese translation for the flare cards
Amateur portuguese translation for the flare cards. Tradução amadora para português das cartas de flare.
Portuguese
2014-12-25
5 Simple base phase reference
Simply the phases found in the base game with simple explanations to keep everyone a little calmer when learning. This has probably been done before, a lot, but I had problems finding one when initially trying to teach the game so I made my own.
English
2014-12-08
3 Comparison of Cosmic and Reward Decks
Compares the Cosmic & Reward Decks. Helpful to decide which deck to draw from as a defense ally. Covers any combination of Cosmic Encounter, Incursion, Conflict, Alliance & Dominion. Printable on Letter size paper.
English
2014-11-21
2 Carta de referencia en Español / Reference Card in Spanish
Ésta es la carta de referencia creada por el usuario Kerred. Le he añadido unos gráficos y la he traducido al Español. También incluye un resumen supercorto de turno -- This is the reference card that BGG user Kerred created. I just aded some graphics to it and translated it into Spanish. It also includes a supershort turn summary.
Spanish
2014-11-18
5 Cosmic Encounter Rewards Player Aid, version 1
Cosmic Encounter Rewards Player Aid in English, Version 1. Submitted by me, the designer.
English
2014-10-30
13 Cosmic Encounter Reference by Yoki
My attempt to bring order to the chaos that 5 expansions have created for this gem of a game, that I play to irregularly to remember otherwise. Hopefully this guide will correct this. Please let me know if you catch any mistakes, I'm sick of looking at this document by now. :)
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2014-10-11
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Board Game Rank: 66
Thematic Rank: 25
Strategy Game Rank: 65
Num Ratings: 13351
Average Rating: 7.61
Standard Deviation: 1.68
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