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Hello friends I'm looking to buy my first Expansion for Cosmic Encounter.

I would like the help from you guys about the differences between the 3 expansions available and the personal opinion of you about what you guys think is the best or most interesting expansion to have.

Thanks for the help!
 
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All add 20 new aliens (and flares for each) plus tokens and destiny cards for one extra player.

I have Cosmic Incursion and Cosmic Conflict. Cosmic Incursion brings in defender rewards (and add the orange player), Cosmic Conflict adds hazards that are triggered by destiny cards (and adds the black player).

The defender rewards are a nice addition. We have not played with the hazards yet. They seem full or 'wonderful' surprises, so should make the game even more chaotic.

I'm in no hurry getting the third expansion (Cosmic Alliance), because we really don't need the 8th player, and it does not appear as interesting.
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Everything I read points to incursion being the best. I was sad to hear that since Black > Orange, but I got that incursion first and was satisfied.

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All have 20 aliens, tokens and destiny cards for one extra player. The color varies.

I have Cosmic Incursion and Cosmic Conflict. Cosmic Incursion brings in defender rewards (and orange player), Cosmic Conflict adds hazards that are triggered by destiny cards (and black player).

The defender rewards are a nice addition, we have not played with the hazards yet. They seem full or 'wonderful' surprises.

I'm in no hurry getting the third expansion (Cosmic Alliance), because we really don't need the 8th player, and it does not appear as interesting.
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a1bert wrote:
All add 20 new aliens plus tokens and destiny cards for one extra player.

I have Cosmic Incursion and Cosmic Conflict. Cosmic Incursion brings in defender rewards (and add the orange player), Cosmic Conflict adds hazards that are triggered by destiny cards (and adds the black player).

The defender rewards are a nice addition. We have not played with the hazards yet. They seem full or 'wonderful' surprises, so should make the game even more chaotic.

I'm in no hurry getting the third expansion (Cosmic Alliance), because we really don't need the 8th player, and it does not appear as interesting.


I'll read more about Cosmic Incursion
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Yes, grab Incursion first. It is the only expansion I have at the moment but I do plan on adding Conflict soon. I really like the Rewards deck in Incursion.
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Moved from Recommendations to Cosmic Encounter


This way you should get better responses. Further, this way any good responses to this question should be easier to find for others with a similar question in the future.
 
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Incursion is essential. Reward deck and some classic aliens like Bully, Chronos, Disease, Fungus, Seeker, and Sniveler.

Conflict is nice to have. Hazard deck and more classics like Empath, Filth, Industrialist, Saboteur, and Siren. Some interesting new additions like The Claw, Lunatic, and Warhawk.

Alliance is kind of optional, based on my experience and the general response I've seen. It has no new "deck" really, just copies of existing basic cards to make your deck bigger to support 7-8 players. Generally the classic aliens in this set were not translated well.
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As a compulsive completest I couldn't imagine not owning them all.
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monkeyhandz wrote:
Moved from Recommendations to Cosmic Encounter


This way you should get better responses. Further, this way any good responses to this question should be easier to find for others with a similar question in the future.

Now that you've moved this thread here, are you going to move the other one to Recommendations?
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I will also recommend Incursion as the first expansion one should get. The Reward deck is the best (IMHO) of the optional/variant rules that have been introduced in this edition and the selection of Alien Powers is pretty good all around.

And maybe I'm in the minority but I think the orange player color is my favorite of the expansion colors.
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Thanks to all. I will buy the expansions in chronological order.
I'm already anxious to receive the first expanção.
 
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