Game - Cosmic Encounter by Fantasy Flight Games

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Game - Cosmic Encounter by Fantasy Flight Games

$59.95$49.99
You Save: $9.96 USD (16.61%)
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Description

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.

Please note that 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!

  • 3–5 players
  • Play time 1-2 hours
  • Ages 14+

Includes:

  • Rulebook
  • 1 Warp Token
  • 5 Player Colony Markers
  • 1 Hyperspace Gate
  • 25 Player Planets (5 per player)
  • 100 Plastic Ships (20 per player)
  • 50 Alien Sheets
  • 20 Destiny Cards
  • 72 Cosmic Cards
  • 50 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

Shipping + Returns

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INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

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SHIPPING TIME

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DAMAGED PRODUCTS

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RETURNS

We get it. Sometimes your order isn't exactly what you expected. Maybe the person you bought it for already has it and you can't think of anyone else to give it to. Stuff happens and we want you to be happy with your perfect purchase!

We will accept any returns within 14 days of you receiving it. Please simply ship it back to us at the return address on the package label and we will issue you a full refund (minus shipping) once we receive the item back. You can also email us to give us a head's up so we can watch for the return. If you send it back with tracking info and give us the tracking number, we will issue your refund as soon as we see it has been picked up by the shipper.

REFUNDS


Once an order leaves our facility, it is out of our hands and in control of the shipping company. If your order is lost in shipping (hey, it happens), we will refund it. However, if the item shows up as "Delivered" after refunding, we will request you either return the item to us or pay for it. Shippers can get overwhelmed during busy seasons and ship times can vary. Just because it hasn't shown up yet or tracking data hasn't been updated for several days during these times, does NOT mean it's lost forever.

Unfortunately we are unable to issue any refunds for packages with tracking data that shows "Delivered," even if you did not receive it. We recommend a video doorbell to make sure you know what happens to your packages if you're not home to receive them!