Cosmic Wimpout (1975)

Average Rating: 5.89/10
Board Game Rank: 3766
Party Game Rank: 287
Family Game Rank: 998
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Year Published
1975
# of Players
2 − 7
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
7 and up
Playing Time
20 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Cosmic Wimpout is "More than an Experience, It's a game!" In the family of push-your-luck dice games that garners great love, mostly through word-of-mouth marketing. It was a cult-game phenomenon in the Grateful Dead universe. The game flourished with the help of college students and Deadhead fans.

You play by rolling the five Cosmic Wimpout cubes and get points for each 5, 10, or Flash (triplet) that you roll. You can accumulate points towards the winning total by ending your turn or risking it all, because if you roll and don't score, you lose all the points for that turn, and the next player goes. Thus like life, "Sometimes you are in the cosmos, and sometimes you wimp out." After certain results, a player may choose to end his turn, scoring the points he has accumulated. The first player to reach an agreed-upon score wins (300-600 for a short game with scores kept on paper, 1000-1500 more typically on the game boards), and the game can fit into a small dice tube.

Throughout the years, several variations of dice designs have made early versions of the game collectible. There are several silk-screened fabric boards that vary the game length and require the player to use a personalized or improvised pawn.

Numerous variants and house rules exist, and players are encouraged to change the rules (by unanimous agreement), even during the game.

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Cosmic Wimpout is in same family of games as Ten Thousand and Farkle.

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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 3766
Party Game Rank: 287
Family Game Rank: 998
Num Ratings: 890
Average Rating: 5.89
Standard Deviation: 1.77
Num Views: 49182
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 1.2
Fans: 27
Personal Comments: 394
Users Owning: 1293
Users Wanting: 19
Users Trading: 53 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 3
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 3552
Plays This Month: 0
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Ludology Episode 74 - Boardgame Wonderland
81:59
75.2 MB
2014-02-09
TPGC - Episode #10 - Cosmic Wimpout, Martian Dice and Zombie Dice
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63.93 MB
2013-05-23
GameBreak Audio: Episode #004 - Roll them Wumpers in the Daylight
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2010-08-12
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