|Number of Game Players||3-5|
|Remote Control Included?||No|
|Release date||1 March 2018|
|Mfg Recommended age||14 - 99 years|
|Item Model Number||CE01|
|Product Dimensions||29.21 x 6.99 x 29.21 cm|
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Cosmic Encounter 42nd Anniversary Edition Strategy Game
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- 3-5 Players
- 60-120 Min Playtime
- Ages 14+
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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!.
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Who—or what—is out there
Eons ago, your ancestors searched the black void of space for intelligent life. The search proved fruitless; they were alone. Desolate, they used their technology to send the seeds of life to inhabitable planets. They waited, but gradually over the millennia they faded into nothingness. However, over millions of years, alien races slowly evolved.
To aid their children, your ancestors left behind a legacy of advanced technology and hyperspace gates. They meant these gifts to encourage communication and harmony between their children. Now, without the guiding touch of an elder hand, 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 races is competing to populate the galaxy. In the quest to colonise as many planets as possible, there are as many paths to victory as there are alien races seeking it. Peace, war, negotiation, betrayal—you never know what will happen in the next encounter.
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- 1 - 2 hours play time
- 3 to 5 players
- Ages 14+
- Styles may vary
Colonise the Galaxy
Cosmic Encounter is a game of interplanetary colonisation and cunning negotiations. Each player takes on the role of the leader of an alien race seeking to colonise as many planets as possible. The first player to colonise five planets in other players’ systems wins. But even planets that are not yet colonised are still defended, and in order to establish a settlement, you’ll need to win over the race that controls that planet—through negotiation, partnership, or war.
The core set includes fifty alien races, each with its own history and powers. You may be the leader of the genteel and thieving Filches, sensitive and oozing Amoebas, sneaky, infesting Parasites, or self-sacrificing Kamikazes. Your powers may enable you to quickly travel through space, prevent your defeated ships from falling into the Warp, or let you to look at another player's hand before you decide your next move. Each alien has individual strategic tools and a specific play style that shapes all of its encounters.
Make Friends - and Enemies
Destiny decides the location of every attempted colony. It may be in the system of a dire foe or long-term ally. You can ask other players to support you, but be careful! Even your allies have their own agendas. Will their participation mean that they advance, while you struggle behind? Or are you cunning enough to use the alliance for your own benefit?
When all the ships have reached their destination, you may decide whether to fight, negotiate, or morph and mimic whatever your opponent does. Alien powers and Reinforcement, Artifact, and Flare cards can also be played at this time to affect the outcome of the encounter. Finally, you and your opponent resolve the outcome. You may win and get to establish your colony, or you may be defeated and have your ships sent into the Warp. You may win a battle and still lose ships or cards, you may gain more through negotiation than you would have through fighting, or negotiations may fail with dire consequences for both parties.
The Infinite Cosmos
Cosmic Encounter offers you and your fellow aliens several variants for gameplay. Should you desire, a game can be shortened or lengthened by requiring fewer or more colonies. Tech cards can be integrated, which give each player a specific objective. Once accomplished, the Tech card becomes a useful asset that you can use later in the game. Players could also choose to conceal their alien powers until the moment they are used, or rotate which alien races they control and become a new alien every round.
With its numerous alien races, Flare cards, Artifact cards, and gameplay variants, Cosmic Encounter truly offers an infinity of gaming experiences. It is easy-to-learn for younger or less experienced players, but has enough variety and strategic complexity to engross even the most experienced board gamers.
Amass your fleet, form your alliances, and dive into the vast galaxy of this classic game!
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Very simple idea, use your ships to colonise 5 planets that don't belong to your home system (colour), use your ships as wagers and play cards to either battle or negotiate your way to victory, that's the simple part.
Choose 1 of 50 Alien races, use thier abilities (some are almost game breaking in power) and use your negotiation/bluff skills to encourage others to help you win or just deceive your opponents and claim the win all on your own!
This is one of those rare games that allows for multiple/ simultaneous winners.
I feel that the game is a faster and, a potentially, more aggressive form of Monopoly, but takes it as galactic conquest through deceit, power and diplomacy.
Although this game will initially confuse you as you play a few games, you'll get used to the game mechanics, which is very straightforward really.
This is one of those games where choosing to be mean isn't really frowned upon, but is expected if you wish to be the only victor of the game, just don't be surprised if people trust you less the next time you play.
The game overall is fantastic, the components are of excellent quality and the visual appearance is brilliant.
Be warned some of the alien images are not suitable for youngsters, nothing rude, just potentially disturbing in thier appearance.
This is a great game and is potentially a great step up from introductory stage games, though if you simplify it it could be a good intro game, depending on the players. Despite this, it is a must have for your games collection, especially if you're looking for something a bit more in-depth and challenging.
Might as well buy C. Dominion for the aliens and Incursion for the extra player and the reward deck -- imo should've come with the game instead of tech cards. I'd also suggest Eons for the dials -- I don't play without them anymore.
Me gusta que se puedan hacer alianzas durante el juego y la gran variedad de aliens permite mucho la rejugabilidad.
El juego lleva varios pasos para cada turno, por lo que las primeras rondas deberán de llevarse un poco más lento ya que algunas cartas solamente pueden ser activadas durante ciertas fases de la ronda.
Recomendado de 4 o 5 jugadores.
Que dire, c'est un excellent jeu. Des possibilités de parties infinies, jeu extrêmement dynamique et qui animera vos soirées. Les règles de base sont simples mais il y a possibilité de développer son niveau, les parties avec des joueurs expérimentés seront d'autant plus intéressantes.
Jeu a découvrir et à faire découvrir ! Il vous donnera envie d'acheter les extensions afin de rendre vos parties encore plus jouissantes.
Attention : Jeu en Anglais (possibilité de trouver la version française)