Cosmic Encounter - 42nd Anniversary Edition
Peace, war, negotiation, betrayal—you never know what will happen in the next encounter.
In the far reaches of space, the aliens of the cosmos vie for control of the universe. Alliances are constantly forged and broken in the pursuit of power as starships journey from planet to planet, ready to build colonies and battle foreign powers, ensuring the survival of their people as they spread throughout the stars. Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the release of Cosmic Encounter 42nd Anniversary Edition!
Now is the perfect time to return to Cosmic Encounter or to experience the classic game of intergalactic colonization for the first time. Cosmic Encounter 42nd Anniversary Edition will become the new standardized version of the game when it hits shelves in the third quarter of 2018, and it remains compatible with all existing Cosmic Encounter expansions.
In Cosmic Encounter 42nd Anniversary Edition, as in previous editions of the game, you're invited to become the leader of your own unique alien species, seeking to expand the reach of your civilization across the cosmos. You will launch the spaceships of your fleet through the Hyperspace Gate to reach planets beyond your home system where, with your own cunning and a bit of luck, you just might establish a colony. If you can successfully establish five of your colonies on foreign planets, you will earn victory and your species’ supremacy will be assured!
Cosmic Encounter 42nd Anniversary Edition welcomes new players to the game of infinite possibilities with a freshly revised rulebook and a beautifully illustrated Quick-start Guide that captures the nostalgia of the original game and makes it easy for anyone to learn. The Quick-start Guide’s comic book style throws readers back to the 1970s, providing vital insight into the core rules of the game while embracing the fun of a cosmic conquest filled with wacky aliens and outrageous abilities. What's more, with the beautiful translucent ship pieces, spreading your colonies across the galaxy has never been more stylish!
Cosmic Encounter 42nd Anniversary Edition offers you new ways to customize your games with the introduction of Cosmic Combo cards. These carefully assembled cards offer a list of alien species with a brief description of their powers to create themed matchups and explore different types of games. You may find yourself among some Big Time Clubbers or Cellar Dwellers, that can be integrated into three, four, or five-player games. Every card spins a new challenge, and with these new options for customization, no two games are ever the same.
1-2 hours | 3-5 Players | Ages 14+
Included in Cosmic Encounter:
- 1 Quick start guide
- 1 Rulebook
- 1 Warp Token
- 1 Hyperspace Gate
- 25 Player Planets (5 per player)
- 100 Plastic Ships (20 per player)
- 5 Player colony markers
- 7 grudge tokens
- 51 Alien Sheets
- 51 Flare cards
- 55 Encounter Cards
- 6 Reinforcement Cards
- 11 Artifact Cards
- 20 Tech Cards
- 20 Destiny Cards
- 42 Cosmic Tokens
- 1 Genesis Planet
- 1 Prometheus token
- 1 Lunar cannon token
- 1 Alternate Filch Flare