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It Came From the Tabletop! - Cosmic Encounter and Draftosaurus
Podcasts & Videos JL Josh Look Updated August 13, 2019 616   0

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Join Josh and Al as they talk about what games they just played, going beyond mere reviews and into mechanics, genres and where games fit in the hobby itself.
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Cosmic Encounter, Draftosaurus, WBC 2019, GenCon 2019

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Cosmic Encounter is one of the greatest games ever published.  That's it, that's the take away of this episode.  But hey, if you want to hear why that is, how was WBC and GenCon, or what Al's favorite dinosaur is, give this episode a listen.
Cosmic Encounter 42nd Anniversary Edition
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated May 06, 2019 1193   0

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Cosmic Encounter has been around since 1977, making it older than many of you reading this. A 42nd Anniversary Edition was just recenly released by Fantasy Flight Games.  Cosmic Encounter may be the game that appears most frequently in our Top Five thread in Trash Talk. But what do you think of it?
Cosmic Encounter gets a "42nd anniversary" edition on Towel Day
NEW and Upcoming Games MT Matt Thrower Updated January 22, 2019 1461   0

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In the far reaches of space, the aliens of the cosmos vie for control of the universe. Alliances are constantly forged and broken in the pursuit of power as starships journey from planet to planet, ready to build colonies and battle foreign powers. Only one species can win dominance and ensure the survival of their people as they spread throughout the stars. Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of Cosmic Encounter 42nd Anniversary Edition!  
Fantasy Flight
Analysis ES Egg Shen Updated June 21, 2019 7114   0
Welcome back. This is part two of my "Ode to FFG". In this week's episode we will be looking exclusively at games that the company brought back from the dead. For a bunch of nerdy guys in Minnesota, their Necromancy skills are quite high. Yes, FFG really started making a name for themselves by bringing many beloved games back to the market. Some were really terrific. They were games that made you weep a little because you never thought you'd get your hands on them. Others were a little less well received....
Cosmic Encounter and Expansions Review
 
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Board Game Reviews MT Matt Thrower Updated May 02, 2019 5888   0

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Cosmic Encounter was one of the first hobby board games I owned, back when I was a teenager. It was the Games Workshop edition. I can still remember being baffled by the rules. It looked and smelled like a conquest game: there were battles and alliances and units died. But what the hell kind of conquest game made you draw and card to determine your target instead of you picking on the weakest player? Where was the fun in that?
The Group Of Ten
Gaming Scene SI san il defanso Updated June 21, 2019 7966   0
Once you have been in the hobby five years, you begin to look at your game shelf and say, “I have too many games.” This doesn’t actually mean you’re going to get rid of any of them or that you will stop buying new ones. Mostly it’s just an acknowledgement that, hey, space is getting a little tight, and that you’ve spent a considerable amount of money on all the games you have.
Dice Temple: Cosmic Encounter Review - Cosmic Encounter 101
 
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Board Game Reviews A atmaloney Updated April 29, 2019 3077   0

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The dawn of a new era is upon us. The warships of The Void and their ally, the mighty Zombie, swarm from the warp gate and begin their descent. An injured fleet of Pacifists awaits, alone, ready to make their final stand to protect their last barren planet. Stripped of their ability to win through negotiation, all hope is lost. They are brutally defeated. And a new cosmic oligarchy is born from this intergalactic turmoil, a new era begins; Pacifists enslaved and scattered, Void and Zombie ruling together… at least until the next Cosmic Encounter. 
Cosmic Encounter Eon
Staff Blogs KB Ken B. Updated May 24, 2019 7104   0

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This week is a special column, as I've always wanted to do an "Ameritrash Hall of Fame" series of articles. My hope is that a series like that would generate considerable discussion and passionate responses, as we'd be talking about some of the giants, the lynchpins, the key games that define our portion of the hobby today. And folks, there are fewer bigger ones than this week's entry--the legendary Cosmic Encounter. Join us, won't you?
Cosmic Encounter, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Chaos
 
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Board Game Reviews SI san il defanso Updated May 02, 2019 5060   0

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I am the type of gamer who desires depth, not breadth. I'd rather play one game fifty times, than play fifty games one time each. A standard such as that requires a game that can hold up to fifty plays. Quite frankly, that is a rare case. This hobby is littered with the flotsam and jetsam of games that held up for five plays and were then traded away to someone else so that THEY could play it five times and trade it away. We tend to call any game a "classic" if it is pretty good (and sometimes...
Cosmic Encounter
 
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The classic game of colonization, negotiation, conciliation and misrepresentation. Players are aliens on a mission to colonize the galaxy. Through force, guile and card play, be the first to spread out beyond your home system. Molded plastic ships, excellent graphics and 20 alien races allow countless player combinations.
 
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