Cosmic Encounter Version History


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Supposedly Cosmic was published in 16 editions, so any additions or corrections would be extremely welcome.
I happily have copies of most of these

Year Manufacturer Component Images Contents/Rules
1972 Eon Prototypes 1972 Powers PB Plexi Covers Components  
1977 Eon Cosmic Encounter [landscape box] front contents Eon list
1978 Eon Cosmic Encounter [oracle box] front 2 back rules: ps pdf, rev_hexes appendix [pdf], french aliens
1982 Eon Cosmic Encounter [big box] front all appendix: ps pdf
1977 Eon   Expansion #1 1 Eon list
1977 Eon   Expansion #2   Eon list
1978 Eon   Expansion #3 3 3.b Eon list
1979 Eon   Expansion #4 4 Eon list
1980 Eon   Expansion #5 5 5.b Eon list
1981 Eon   Expansion #6 6 Eon list
1981 Eon   Expansion #7 7 Eon list
1981? Eon   Blank Cards   10 cents each through Eon mail order
1982 Eon   Expansion #8 8 Eon list
1983 Eon   Expansion #9 9, Aristocrat Eon list
198? Eon   T-Shirt front (back empty) About 500 of these were made (according to Kittredge)
1983 Grow Jogos e Brinquedos Contatos Csmicos (Brazil) front contents rules
1985 Altenburg-Stralsunder (ASS) Knig der Sterne [German/West End] front all  
1986 West End Cosmic Encounter front list
1986 Games Workshop Cosmic Encounter [British/West End] front back all 2 cards powers list
1986? Descartes Rencontre Cosmique [French/West End] front set ext back (JD/DISC: two set) List, photos
1986 Descartes Rencontre Cosmique [French/West End?] front set, prev. avail from LeValet (JD/L003: single set)
1987 Alga/Brio Universums Hrskare (Sweden) front all board list rules
1987 Alga/Brio Universumin Valtiaat (Finland?) board powers cards  
1991 Mayfair Cosmic Encounter front all 'Eons' prototype 2 3 list, rules, rev_hexes, french aliens, italian [pdf]
1992 Mayfair More Cosmic Encounter front list
1995 Mayfair Simply Cosmic Encounter front list
1995 Mayfair Even (A Bit?) More Cosmic Encounter (never finished)    
1995 Mayfair Novas (CE card game??)    
? Mayfair Parts: extra hexes, blank cards, etc..    
1991 Hexagames / TST-Enterprises Cosmic Encounter [German/Mayfair] front back loser  
1999? Future Pastimes/Eon Java Online game proto  
2000 Hasbro/Avalon Hill Cosmic Encounter front back set 5/6 players [pdf] A [png] B [png] list list, rules, french [pdf]
2000? Hasbro/Avalon Hill PowerHouse card front back Distributed at gaming conventions, very rare
2001 Future Pastimes/Eon Shockwave Online game proto --
2003 "Eon" PowerHouse card front Reformatted for Eon
2008 Fantasy Flight Games Cosmic Encounter front, board rules (a blend of Eon/Mayfair?)


Unknown Sets:

Year Manufacturer Component Images Contents/Rules
?? Tsukuda Hobbies Japan contents "コスミックエンカウンター ---カードゲーム"
88/89? Mediagenics/Activision Apple ][gs game AppleLink Computer Network was other player (Steve Case preAOL) Trivia: Steve Case was a playtester
~80/82 Archive Miniatures 2101-2104 (figures - not a game) 2101-Wrack 2102-Oracle 2103-Mind 2103-Macron 2104-Sorcerer 2104-Zombie Wrack; Oracle; Mind, Macron; Healer, Zombie, Sorcerer

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