“Cosmos is easy to learn, teach and understand. When you get into the game however, you quickly realize you have some work to do if you are going to win.”

Cosmos

Colonize the Cosmos using guile and economics!

In Cosmos, you lead a private space colonization effort. As you stretch back the dark borders of unknown space, buyers from Earth will approach you with offers to buy the resources your colonists control. Build up your colonies and infrastructure to fulfill their requests, and play the market to get the best price--all while competing with other colonists for the biggest pile of cash in the Cosmos!

A typical game takes about 45 minutes. Cosmos is simple enough for casual gamers to enjoy, yet complex enough to intrigue more competitive players. Turns are quick, and the game mechanics are easy to grasp.

Most conflict in Cosmos is indirect, making this a great game for two players who may be mismatched in competitive nature or gaming experience. The game is designed to be something couples and families will enjoy together without starting a fight, causing a divorce, or leaving anyone behind.

Cosmos is a fairly short game set in a deep world of space exploration, empire-building, and economic maneuvering. If you like seeing your sprawling civilization spread out through the galaxies--or if you like crafting epic combinations to set up massive victories--or if you just like sitting around with some friends casually exploring the universe, this could be your new favorite game. Enjoy!

Components

NOTE: This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.

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Requirements

time30-60
players2-6
age12+

Cool Factors

  • Setup in five minutes, finish in 45 minutes
  • Balanced gameplay works seamlessly from two to eight players
  • Designed to let casual colonists compete with serious gamers


Vitals

DesignerWoooooober Games
Average Rating (7)
Publish DateMay 22, 2013
EditionAugust 9, 2013
DepartmentBoard Games
GenreSci-Fi
ThemeEmpire Building
SettingSpace
AudienceCasual Gamer
Primary MechanicStrategy
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More InfoCosmos web site



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