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Cosmic Encounter is a fast-playing game of alien politics and invasion. Each player is the leader of an alien race, trying to establish colonies in other players' planetary systems.
Players start by choosing a race from the 50 available, five home planets and a fleet of 20 space ships. Each turn, a player attempts to invade one planet in another player's system. Other players can join in on the attack or on the defence side. Once the sides are established, the main players play attack cards and the highest total wins. But special cards can also be played to boost powers. The combat could end in a stalemate and require negotiation (you have one minute to establish peace terms). If the attackers win, they can place ships on the planet and their colonisation count goes up be one. The winner(s) are the first player(s) to colonise five planets.
Players choose from dozens of alien races, each with its own unique power to further its efforts to build an empire that spans the galaxy. Many classic aliens from earlier editions of this beloved game return, such as the Oracle, the Loser and the Clone. Newly discovered aliens also join the fray, including Remora, Mite and Tick-Tock.
This classic game of alien politics returns from the warp once more. It features 50 alien races, flare cards to boost their powers, 100 plastic ships, a host of premium components and all-new tech cards.
Contents: 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