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Store:  Strategy Games
Edition:  Cosmic Encounter
Series:  Cosmic Encounter
Theme:  Science Fiction
Format:  Board Games

Cosmic Encounter

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Ages Play Time Players
12+ 60-120 minutes 3-5

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Product Description

Players take on the role of various alien races in a struggle for cosmic supremacy. The players must use force, cunning, and diplomacy to ensure their victory.

Product Awards

The Dice Tower Awards
Best Game Reprint Nominee, 2008
Deutscher Spiele Preis
6th place, 1992

Product Information


  • 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
  • 40 Tech Cards
  • 42 Cosmic Cards
  • 7 Grudge Tokens
  • 1 Genesis Planet
  • 1 Lunar Cannon Token
  • 1 Prometheus Token
  • 1 Alternate Filch Flare
Cosmic Encounter has the following expansions available:
Cosmic Encounter: Cosmic Incursion
Expansion (Temporarily Out of Stock)
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Cosmic Encounter: Cosmic Conflict
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Cosmic Encounter: Cosmic Alliance
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Cosmic Encounter: Cosmic Dominion
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Cosmic Encounter: Cosmic Storm
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Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4.1 in 34 reviews

by Chan
Finally, done to perfection (almost)
March 15, 2015

At last a company has done it just right. FFG has listened to the fans and not only included all the favorite parts of Cosmic, they have also included the best of the ideas from the many Cosmic fan websites. That is, if you pick up all the expansion sets as well (four so far). Let's hope they release the Lucre expansion (introducing an economy to the game) to make it complete. Thank you FFG for restoring a great classic without disappointing!

How do they fail to market this game
October 21, 2005

I cannot understand how these companies have failed so miserably at marketing this game. Everyone I have ever played with LOVES the game. Even those who normally will play nothing more complicated than Hearts will play this game and enjoy it immensly.


Forego the elaborate figures and plastic if it keeps the cost or production down if you must, but please oh please re-release this game and subsequent expansions.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
by Ed
Why I Love This Game...
December 29, 2003

1) IT JUST LOOKS GREAT! Although I got my hands on the Mayfair version before the Hasbro/AH version, the Mayfair version just DIDN'T LOOK inviting enough for me to even try it. With the AH version, I couldnt wait to learn how to play it!

2) IT'S SO MUCH FUN!!! Especially watching your pals turn against each other (and you!) ever so often! It is the NEGOTIATIONS I enjoy most, where both the attacking and defending players lobby for support . Kinda like the great game DIPLOMACY, but lighter (ie. wont lose friends) and shorter playing hours.

3) THERE'S SO MUCH VARIETY! Choosing different alien powers makes every game different!

4) PLAYS SHORT - 4 players can finish in 1-1.5 hours!

5) SO EASY TO LEARN! You can get a new player up and running in 5-10 minutes, and they won't be complaining that you are 'making up more rules as the game progresses'...

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.

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