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Release Date: Sep 29, 2015

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Expansion #1: Cosmic Incursion

6th player - More players = more fun!
20 new aliens - From the sticky terror of Fungus to the perplexing moves of Magician!
Rewards Deck - New cards: kickers, rifts and more = tempting reasons to ally with defense!

Expansion #2: Cosmic Conflict

7th player - New attractive black components.
20 new aliens - Players howl in outrage as their planets are stolen away by the Claw!
Hazards deck - Players are confronted with dangerous events that can crop up at any time!

Expansion #3: Cosmic Alliance

8th player - The table is now full!
20 new aliens - Stand petrified by the hideous Gorgon!
Team rules - A new variant which allow steadfast allies to dominate the Cosmos together!

About This Content

Only the host needs to own this DLC.

3-5 Players | Ages 14 & Up

1-2 hours

Cosmic Encounter® Connector is the Tabletop Simulator version of the award winning game where you become an alien with a special power to break the rules. No two games are the ever same!

Cosmic Encounter® Connector


Build a galactic empire…

In the depths of space, the alien races of the Cosmos compete with each other for control of the universe. Alliances form and shift from moment to moment and cataclysmic battles send starships screaming into the warp.

Players choose from dozens of alien races, and each has its own unique power to help it build an empire that spans the galaxy. Many classic aliens from the original 1977 edition of this beloved game, such as the Oracle, the Loser, and the Clone, return, and newly discovered aliens, including Remora, Mite, and Tick-Tock, join the fray.

This classic game of alien power and competition is now available in a virtual universe on Steam. The Cosmic Encounter® Connector on Tabletop Simulator features 50 alien races, 50 flare cards to boost their powers, 100 flying saucer ships, and all of the premium components from the Fantasy Flight Games board game edition.

Cosmic Encounter Awards 1981-2015


  • Tom Vasel's Dice Tower - Best All Time Games: #1 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Shut Up & Sit Down - 2014 #1 Top 25 Games Ever
  • Rab Florence, Rock Paper Shotgun 2014 - “Cosmic is so good it's permanently off the annual best list.” [It wins every year.]
  • SciFi Author David Brin 2014 - “It is probably the most original game concept in 100 years.”
  • Magic The Gathering Designer Richard Garfield 2014 - “Cosmic is the only game I played so much that I had to wash the cards.”
  • Games Magazine 1996 - "one of the most original games of modern times”
  • Hobby Games 100 Best 2007
  • Editors Choice 2000 Netscape
  • Desert Island Games Gathering of Designers #4 1998
  • Inducted Adventure Gaming Hall of Fame 1997
  • Best Science Fiction Board Game 1992 Origins Awards
  • Best Science Fiction Board Game 1982 Games Day, London
  • Best Science Fiction Board Game 1980, 1981 Space Gamer
  • 2nd Best Family Game (after Monopoly) '80, '81 Games Day, London

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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Overall:
Positive (17 reviews)
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GameSetJohn
Posted: July 5
Limited experience so far, but it does what its supposed to do.
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Proysen
Posted: June 25
What are you waiting for?! Get the game already! Your planets are in danger of alien colonization, get out there and stop them, Soldier!! I hope they'll add the final expansions this year, oh boy! Best DLC in TableTop history.
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Unahim
Posted: February 20
I wanted to support Tabletop Simulator by buying one DLC, decided on this one. Great choice! It's my favourite game right now, and that includes all of the free mods too. Recommend to everyone!
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Dυєlρωη
Posted: February 20
My favorite board game of all time without Question, always play it more then once because every game brings new challenges and new fun, so far I've had no 2 games play the sameway

10/10

If I had to take one board game with me anywhere it would be this one.

Kudo's to the creators for releasing the expansions

Incursion and Conflict.

I can't wait till they all get released.
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XES
Posted: February 12
Great board game in digital form.
Need all expansions. NAW!!!
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pep556
Posted: December 29, 2015
Awsome. Best virtual Cosmic Encounters experience to date.
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Malice
Posted: December 22, 2015
Gameplay:
For me it is the perfect blend of simple to learn, impossible to master. Every game is different whether because the combination of aliens or the disposistions of those you play with. This game isn't about making the mathematically correct move all the time, it is also about knowing people, bluffing, and plotting. The game doesn't try to balance the races individual powers because it knows that players will balance overpowered players. It is a greatly designed game. Winning is more about conversation than cards drawn.

Production Value/Ease of use:
The layout, the art resolution, everything is of the highest production value. But two things that really were just icing on the cake for me were 1)every object has its appropriate name so you don't get lost as to which deck is which. 2) There are snap points for a lot of the pieces to keep the board looking sharp.

Cost:
I got this on sale, but would gladly pay full price. Only one person has to buy it, and then the rest get to play with you. That is amazing.

Only Complaint:
The promo video doesn't sell this game at all.

Conclusion:
If you like ever chaning, diplomatic games, this is the game for you.
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gokiburijin
Posted: November 11, 2015
I loved my first play. This is hands down my favorite board game. Now I can have the same experience with friends that do not live near me. Very well done. Cards and everything.
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pgocosmic
Posted: November 2, 2015
Having worked on Cosmic Encounter for 40 yeasrs, I can say that without a doubt, the aliens have been waiting for the TableTop SImulator for a long time!! The TTS and its Unity based physics engine is just what the HEALER orderd for both for long time Cosmic players looking to re-build their far flung game groups and for new players who have been learning to play Cosmic Encounter for the first time! We love it!!
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jumpyg1258
Posted: October 30, 2015
Cosmic Encounter is one of the best board games of all time. Its been around since the late 1970's and is still popular to this day thanks to how ahead of its time this game was. I highly recommend this game and its upcoming TTS expansions.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
36 of 37 people (97%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: November 2, 2015
Having worked on Cosmic Encounter for 40 yeasrs, I can say that without a doubt, the aliens have been waiting for the TableTop SImulator for a long time!! The TTS and its Unity based physics engine is just what the HEALER orderd for both for long time Cosmic players looking to re-build their far flung game groups and for new players who have been learning to play Cosmic Encounter for the first time! We love it!!
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: September 30, 2015
One of the greatest board games ever made, finally available for online play.

Cosmic Encounter is an incredibly fun game that is deceptively simple to understand. The real twist comes from the 50 unique alien powers within the game, each of which gives you a different special ability or allows you to twist the rules in some way. This gives Cosmic a huge amount of variety, and in a game of alliances, negotations, betrayals, and shared victories, lends itself to a memorable and unique experience each time you play.

I played the physical board game version of Cosmic Encounter several times each week last year with friends at my university, most of whom have graduated and scattered to new jobs across the states. The Cosmic Encounter Connector was the first time we were able to 'sit down' and play together in months, and the experience was just as fun as ever.

If you're looking for a great game to play with friends, family, or strangers who live far away, or just want to get into an awesome board game, I can't recommend this enough.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 2, 2015
Short and sweet, a great addition to the tabletop library. Hope to see more like it in the future.

Only complaint I have is the default setup isn't exactly pretty looking, but gameplay and quality is great.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 5, 2015
Cosmic Encounter is one of the best board games of all time and this implementation is fantastic. The pieces are highly detailed and the game is easy and fun to play through Tabletop Simulator. With so many different variations, no two games will ever be the same. If you enjoy tabletop games, this a must buy. If you don't enjoy tabletop games, this is a must buy. Everyone should own this game.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 23, 2015
If you love to play Cosmic Encounters, you'll be pleased with this simulator, which feels quite as good as playing in your home with friends, specially if you all connect via skype or any other voice service.

If you're new to Cosmic Encounters board game, it'll feel strange for the first few games (but believe me, it's not because of the simulator, the game is like that), but you'll LOVE it after 2-3 games.

Can't wait for the expansions!!!!!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: December 22, 2015
Gameplay:
For me it is the perfect blend of simple to learn, impossible to master. Every game is different whether because the combination of aliens or the disposistions of those you play with. This game isn't about making the mathematically correct move all the time, it is also about knowing people, bluffing, and plotting. The game doesn't try to balance the races individual powers because it knows that players will balance overpowered players. It is a greatly designed game. Winning is more about conversation than cards drawn.

Production Value/Ease of use:
The layout, the art resolution, everything is of the highest production value. But two things that really were just icing on the cake for me were 1)every object has its appropriate name so you don't get lost as to which deck is which. 2) There are snap points for a lot of the pieces to keep the board looking sharp.

Cost:
I got this on sale, but would gladly pay full price. Only one person has to buy it, and then the rest get to play with you. That is amazing.

Only Complaint:
The promo video doesn't sell this game at all.

Conclusion:
If you like ever chaning, diplomatic games, this is the game for you.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: November 11, 2015
I loved my first play. This is hands down my favorite board game. Now I can have the same experience with friends that do not live near me. Very well done. Cards and everything.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 8, 2015
I played cosmic so much I created a custom table for it which then got featured on cosmic encouters facebook page. Worth a buy!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 8, 2015
Cosmic Encounter can sometimes be unfair. However, that is the beauty of the game, as the game creators say, "Fair isn't fun." I love this game so very much. This is a wonderful integration of a wonderful game. Would highly recommend getting it. I can finally play Cosmic with friends who have moved to other states!! :)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 9, 2015
Such a great game to play with friends! I recently got the game in real life but it is always hard to get all the friends together for a round or two, but with CE connector, now i can play with people worldwide! The replayability of this game is basically endless and I heard that the expansions of the game will eventually will also be available :)

This game is just amazing. It might seem unbalanced but that is what makes it so special in my opinion. It makes the players to actually interact with each other and not only against the rules of the game. That human factor makes the game unpredictable, crazy and extremely fun. The game is very simple to learn but the strategy behind it can be complex. Watching people lie their way to victory only to have it snatched away by some other player(s) is just great. Even if you lose I'm sure you will have lots of fun.

I can't recommend it enough!
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