News for January 2011
Scratching the Stars 24
A preview for Cosmic Conflict, an expansion for Cosmic Encounter
Cosmic Encounter | Published 06 January 2011

Planets have been disappearing at an alarming rate, leaving no trace of their existence behind, besides the occasional vacant moon...with signs of a gigantic claw tearing through it.

Our exploration of Cosmic Conflict, the upcoming expansion for Cosmic Encounter, as so far uncovered the secrets of Hazard cards and Filth, as well well as they treachery of the Saboteur. Today, we’ll take a quick look at a new alien, sure to scratch that itch for interstellar devastation.

Soon Cosmic Conflict will populate your swelling ranks of playable alien races with plenty of new options. From the speedy Cavalry to the shifty Changeling, each alien race introduces new abilities and unpredictable changes to play. One of these new alien races is sure to be a fan favorite, known and feared by even the staunchest combatants in Cosmic Encounter.

A Stealer of Planets

The Claw has an interesting and terribly destructive special ability, able to snatch planets away from opponents in the blink of an eye. The Claw adds an element of bluffing to the game, making opponents constantly guess which card is secretly the Claw, awaiting to steal their planets away!

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Watch store shelves, because the conflict is coming. Are you prepared?


Cosmic Encounter is a classic board game that puts players in charge of the fate of an alien race. Three to five players each strive to be the first to conquer five enemy colonies and establish themselves as the dominant life form in the galaxy. With over 50 alien characters to choose from, no two games are ever the same.

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