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

<: ################################################## $TABLE = <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 Cósmicos (Brazil) Front Contents Rules -- 1984 Tsukuda Hobbies コズミツク エンカウンタ[Japan] Cover Back Contents -- 1985 Altenburg-Stralsunder (ASS) König 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 Härskare (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?) -- 2009 Arclight/Fantasy Flight Games コズミツク エンカウンタ[Japan] Front, Loser, Filch I think the top line is "銀河帯国建設ゲーム" but my grasp of the Japanese alphabet is close to none. Made by アークライト(Arclight) -- 2009-2019 FFG International Releases Rencontre Cosmique [Edge Entertainment / French] 2009, Incursion [French] (exp), CE [Heidelberger Spielverlag / German] 2014 FFG releases with publishers in other countries. Also: Spanish - 2009 - Edge Entertainment // Italian - 2014 - Asterion Press // Dutch - 2016 - House of Monks // Polish (Kosmiczne Spotkania) - 2017 - Galakta // -- 2016 Fantasy Flight Games Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne Front Reskin of Cosmic Encounter - not to be confused with the other FFG Game Of Thrones board games "Edition 1" and "Edition 2" -- 2018 Fantasy Flight Games Cosmic Encounter 42nd Anniversary Front Transparent ships, startup sets of powers, improved rules, + Demon power, works w/ expansions -- END_TABLE ################################################## my @table = split("\n",$TABLE); my $row = 0; my ($year,$manu,$comp,$imag,$cont); while ( defined($year = shift(@table)) ) { next if $year =~ /^--$/; ($manu,$comp,$imag,$cont) = (shift(@table),shift(@table),shift(@table),shift(@table)); $year = " " unless $year; $manu = " " unless $manu; $comp = " " unless $comp; $imag = " " unless $imag; $cont = " " unless $cont; my $bgcolor= $row++ % 2 ? "FFFFCC" : "FFFFFF"; print < END_ENTRY } :>
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Unknown Sets:

Year Manufacturer Component Images Contents/Rules
86 or 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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