Cosmic Encounter 42nd Anniversary Edition
Build your galactic empire in Cosmic Encounter 42nd Anniversary Edition! In this game of interstellar exploration, negotiation, and conflict, three to five players lead their alien species as they colonize foreign planets. But every planet is ruled by someone, and the only way to expand your civilization is through diplomacy or war. Forge your alliances, defeat your enemies, and ensure your species' supremacy!
The Cosmic Encounter 42nd Anniversary Edition includes both a revised rulebook as well as an illustrated Quick-start Guide that aims to capture all of the nostalgia of the original game while making it easier for new players to learn the game. The Quick-start Guide is styled as a 1970s comic book style. The anniversary edition also includes translucent ship pieces factions will use while spreading their colonies across the galaxy.
While traditional favorite aliens will be included in set, the game will also include the ruthless Demon aliens. Previously only available at Cosmic Con, the new aliens will be included in the anniversary edition of the game. Having been exiled from earlier editions of the base game, they now seek cosmic vengeance and will use their power to possess other players’ hands, bolstering their strength while draining the strength of others.
Cosmic Encounter 42nd Anniversary Edition will also introduce new Cosmic Combo cards. These cards offer a list of alien species with a brief description of their powers to help curate themed matchups and explore different types of game strategies.
Best game experience: 5 players
Game Time: 60-120 min