Cosmic Encounter (2000)

Average Rating: 6.42/10
Board Game Rank: 1702
Thematic Rank: 308
Strategy Game Rank: 801
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2000
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2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4 players
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Playing Time
60 minutes
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10 and up
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Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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In Cosmic Encounter, you play the leader of a colonization effort whose ships are traveling throughout the Cosmos to prove their worthiness for Cosmic leadership. Each player is a race that has the ability to bend or break certain rules in the game. You will use force, cunning, and diplomacy to win success for your unique form of alien intelligence. Battles are determined through the use of cards in addition to assistance from other players around the table. The winner(s) will be the first player(s) to have FIVE COLONIES on any planets outside his or her home system.

This is an updated version of the original Cosmic Encounter (1977).

Major differences between this version and the Eon version:

  • Terminology was changed for many components and rules: Compromise to Negotiate; Consolation to Compensation; Edicts to Artifacts, etc.
  • Both the Eon version and Mayfair Games' version used tokens to represent players' forces. Avalon Hill changed them to plastic ships, and changed the system pieces as well, and the Hyperspace Cone became a Ship carrier.
  • Mayfair's version used cardback art similar to Eon's, so the two could theoretically be combined. Avalon Hill used all new art on the cards, and the stock is much thinner.
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Components:

  • Gameboard: 4 Planet Systems, The Warp
  • 80 Ships (20 x 4 colors)
  • 12 Order Disks
  • Deck (54 cards):
    1. 46 Encounter Cards:
      • Attack 30(1)
      • Attack 20(2)
      • Attack 18(1)
      • Attack 15(2)
      • Attack 14(2)
      • Attack 12(4)
      • Attack 10(6)
      • Attack 8(8)
      • Attack 6(8)
      • Attack 4(2)
      • Negotiate(10)
    2. 8 Artifact Cards:
      • Cosmic Zap(2)
      • Emotion Control(1)
      • Force Field(1)
      • Mobius Tubes(2)
      • Plague(1)
      • Stellar Gas(1)

  • 20 Alien Cards
  • Mothership
  • 4 Defender Carriers
  • 4 Alien Card Holders
  • Rulebook
  • 2 Encounter Summary Cards
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Cosmic Encounter
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Avalon Hill English Edition
Publisher: Avalon Hill (Hasbro)
Artist: Dimitri Patelis
Year: 2000
Product Code: 41437 8
Size: 15.79 x 10.35 x 2.60 inches
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Publisher: Avalon Hill (Hasbro)
Artist: Dimitri Patelis
Year: 2000
Product Code: 0101 41437 100
Size: 10.43 x 15.75 x 2.56 inches
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1 Manual de Regras
Cosmic Encounter - Avalon Hill: Manual de Regras (Português/Brasil); Tradução/Diagramação: Marcelo "Groo" Medeia; PS: Veja também as Fichas de Referência.
Portuguese
2013-03-22
1 Ficha de Referência - Cartas
Cosmic Encounter - Avalon Hill: Ficha de Referência - Cartas (Português/Brasil); Tradução/Diagramação: Marcelo "Groo" Medeia; PS: Veja também o Manual de Regras.
Portuguese
2013-03-22
1 Ficha de Referência - Raças
Cosmic Encounter - Avalon Hill: Ficha de Referência - Raças (Português/Brasil); Tradução/Diagramação: Marcelo "Groo" Medeia; PS: Veja também o Manual de Regras.
Portuguese
2013-03-22
3 Cards replacement for color tokens
If you dislike using the color tokens (hard to shuffle) you can use these cards instead. Print on a duplex printer, and cut according to the marks.
English
2011-12-19
4 Reglas Español - Cosmic Encounter - Avalon Hill (2000)
Archivo pdf y de OpenOffice con una traducción de las reglas inglesas al español. Es una primera versión en la cual puede haber alguna traducción que aunque correcta pueda ser en algunas ocasiones excesivamente literal, sobre todo en las descripciones de las razas.
Spanish
2009-08-20
9 Cosmic Encounter AH rules flowchart.pdf
Rules in flowchart form for AH version - print on legal size paper
2007-02-11
18 ce_8-player_kit.zip
8-Player Conversion Kit (Avalon Hill Version)
2005-08-30
5 cosmic encouters 5th player part 2.png
The fifth player board for the AH version cut and fixed to A4 size , part 2 -print BOTH in landscape format , when printed on A4 will be excatly same size as orginal .Print , tape together and mount on cardboard
2005-02-04
5 cosmic encouters 5th player part 1.png
The fifth player board for the AH version cut and fixed to A4 size , part 1 -print BOTH in landscape format
2005-02-04
3 CEmats-tabloid.pdf
Extra Player Mats - 6 player upgrade for AH edition. Print in color on tabloid paper & mount on board for players 5 & 6.
2004-11-29
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Board Game Rank: 1702
Thematic Rank: 308
Strategy Game Rank: 801
Num Ratings: 1001
Average Rating: 6.42
Standard Deviation: 1.61
Num Views: 57020
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.3
Fans: 17
Personal Comments: 348
Users Owning: 1873
Users Wanting: 18
Users Trading: 223 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 6
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I've Been Diced! episode 17: The enduring appeal of Cosmic Encounter
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