Colonize the galaxy in cosmic encounter! This game of interstellar exploration, negotiation, and conflict invites three to five players to lead their own unique alien civilizations as they seek to spread across the stars. But every Planet is ruled by someone, and the only way to expand your cosmic colonies is through either diplomacy or war. By establishing colonies on five planets beyond the reaches of your home system, You will safeguard the future of your species and earn victory. But if you fail, you will fall into the Black Abyss of space! Every game of cosmic encounter is different, and the tables can turn in an instant.
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.
Ages 14 and Up
Play Time: 1-2 Hours