The classic game of interstellar exploration, negotiation, and conflict finds new life in Cosmic Encounter 42nd Anniversary Edition!
As spaceship zip between distant planets, you seek to lead your civilization to total cosmic dominance by establishing colonies on five planets in foreign systems. Now with new ships, aliens, and matchup customization options, your mission becomes more immerive than ever as you forge and break alliances, research advanced technologies, and use your unique skills to rise above your rivals and earn victory.
Cosmic Encounter 42nd Anniversary Edition (CE01), the new standard version of the classic game,
Cosmic Encounter 42nd Anniversary Edition is replacing the previous edition of the Core Set, which means it keeps a lot of the game exactly as it was so that it will still be compatible with all of the expansions.
It includes a fantastic comic-book-style Quick-Start Guide for brand-new players that takes you through a basic encounter, so you can jump right into playing the game. Plus, the new rulebook is so well organized and easy to use that new and experienced players alike will appreciate it. The new Cosmic Combo cards make setup really easy and can provide fun, thematic challenges with their combinations of aliens. There are also the new translucent spaceships.
Who—or what—is out there?
Eons ago, your ancestors searched the black void of space for intelligent life. Their search proved fruitless. They were alone. Desolate, they used their technology to send the seeds of life to inhabitable planets across the galaxies. Over millions of years, the alien species evolved, but before the ancestors could see the fruits of their labor, they disappeared.
To aid their children, your ancestors left behind a legacy of advanced technology and hyperspace gates- gifts to encourage communication and harmony between their children. But without the guide of an elder, you and your distant alien cousins must learn to communicate, negotiate, and coexist.
Welcome to the Cosmic Age. The open skies of countless worlds are filled with speeding spaceships, and a panoply of alien species compete to populate the galaxy. Will your people choose to occupy undefended worlds, create peaceful civilizations, or ruthlessly conquer foreign planets? In the quest to colonize the vast cosmos, there are as many paths to victory as there are aliens seeking it. Peace, war, negotiation, betrayal—you never know what will happen in the next encounter!
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. 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!
No two games are the same!
Included in Cosmic Encounter:
1 Warp Token
1 Hyperspace Gate
25 Player Planets (5 per player)
100 Plastic Ships (20 per player)
50 Alien Sheets
1 Genesis Planet
1 Alternate Filch Flare
3 to 5 players
1 to 2 hours
It may not be possible to ship very heavy items outside of the Mainland UK.
Released: 06 September 2018