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Cosmic Encounter: 42nd Anniversary Edition

Cosmic Encounter: 42nd Anniversary Edition

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Cosmic Encounter: 42nd Anniversary Edition - Build a Galactic Empire in this wacky, fast-paced game pitting alien against alien in an all-out struggle for galactic domination.

Choose from 51 different aliens, each with their own unique powers, to further your efforts to build an empire that spans the galaxy. You'll make alliances, negotiate deals, and defend your home planets against those who seek to conquer your system. The first player to colonize five foreign planets will win the game, which means diplomacy may be your path to victory... or defeat.

The Cosmos awaits your arrival! Set your sights on the stars and send your ships to victory with Cosmic Encounter! No two games are the same!

What's new in the 42nd Anniversary Edition

  • New translucent ships.
  • Revisded rulebook.
  • Additional race.
  • Cards that provide quickstart suggestions for choosing alien combos.

Condition: New

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Game Details

Suggested Ages: 14 and up
Number of Players:
3 to 5
Playing Time:
1 to 2 hours

Designer: Eberle, Bill and Jack Kittredge and Peter Olotka and Bill Norton
Ryan Barger and Felicia Cano
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games


hand management, variable player powers, bluffing, card game, negotiation, science fiction, space exploration, Cosmic Encounter

Awards & Honors

2009 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork/Presentation Nominee
2009 Golden Geek Best Gamers' Board Game Nominee


1 Quick-Start Guide, 1 Warp, 5 player Colony markers, 1 Hyperspace Gate, 25 player Planets, 100 transluscent plastic ships, 51 Alien sheets, 20 Destiny cards, 72 Cosmic cards, 51 Flare cards, 20 Tech cards, 42 Cosmic tokens, 7 Grudge tokens, 1 Genesis Planet, 1 Lunar Cannon token, 1 Prometheus token, 1 Alternate Filch Flare, 34 Cosmic Combo cards, 1 rulebook