What intergalactic race can hope to succeed without a well organized approach? Quickly set up your galactic empire in style and get to the hyperspace gate at warp speed.
Our Designer Crate compatible with Cosmic Encounter by Fantasy Flight Games is engraved with the signatures of Future Pastimes' Peter Olotka, Bill Eberle, Jack Kittredge, and Greg Olotka.
Included inside the crate are the Alien Sheet Tray, Warp Tray, eight Bits Trays, and three Adjustable Card Trays. Encounters are stored in the Card Shoe for easy game play. Eight Player Trays with coordinating color acrylic lids and convenient ship stacks for easy setup.
Of note, GCA024 accommodates existing expansions up to and including Eons.
Decorate before you assemble. If you are looking to stain your crate, please check out our video guidelines Broken Bits: Staining Tips before assembly.
Dimensions: 11.8" x 11.8" x 6.1" (300mm x 300mm x 150mm)
This product is a kit that requires assembly. We recommend the use of wood glue (sold separately).
This is an officially licensed box organizer compatible with Cosmic Encounter and expansions. Future Pastimes and their logo are trademark of Future Pastimes, https://www.cosmicencounter.com All product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated with or affiliated with the Broken Token.
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I originally asked if Cosmic Odyssey fit into this box and the answer was unclear - I went ahead and bought and constructed this one and can confirm that all components DO fit (you can even spread the tokens out among several trays). Here's a few tips:
* Be judicious in what you sleeve - just do the Cosmic, Rewards, and Destiny decks as they get handled the most frequently. Leave a handful of sleeves to use for whatever Flares enter your game and leave all other cards unsleeved since they'll get handled sparingly.
* You'll need to cram the Moons and Moon Cards into the space left by one of the card boxes (use baggies). I would be interested if BT sold a second mini-card divider converter for this purpose.
* Store the tiniest-sized tokens width-wise - they'll stack pretty good. You might have to put a couple of Cosmic Tokens elsewhere.
* You'll have a few extra Space Stations that won't fit in the big tray - add them to the tray you use for Alliance dials. The Deep Space Stations and Sky Cities will fit in the other trays with a bit of planning.
I ended up standing and painting this and it turned out great. Because of the snugness of the fit, I had a hard time fitting all the components in the box so I ended up using about half of the components. Iâ€™m still very impressed by the result and the ability to hold all of the expansions in this.
Even though I had seen pictures of the CEBB (CE) contents, I was still a bit leery about removing that many pieces from their attachment frames, let alone actually building something with them. I am happy to report that I was able to free them with no cracks or extended splinter grooves. That's not to say that the pieces all fell out happily, but even the ones that resisted escaped unscathed.
The enclosed assembly paper was interesting, and it was probably sufficient for those mechanically geared toward solving puzzles. I found it most helpful after I watched the suggested YouTube assembly video; very, very enlightening.
Constructing: The glue wizard in the video was most adept - I believe I, myself, was successful in squeezing a proper amount adhesive onto the edges about 5% of the time. But that's my problem. Overall, the pieces were firmly fitted in their final positions, that is, well cut. I was hesitant to force some of the fits with my hands because I tend to apply that force unevenly, the end result usually being a cracked piece. But a rubber hammer, as shown in the video, was perfect. I used it on virtually every piece.
The video also allows the viewer to see the less obvious differences in the pieces, as well as to sort and lay out the appropriate pieces for each step.
The final products seem to be sturdy, pleasing to the eye, and neatly converging without nasty juts or jags.
I now have to move on to perhaps the more daunting task of assigning ALL the CE paraphernalia to the appropriate compartments. Looks like there may be some randomness and/or creative thinking involved in their distribution. I doubt there is a video showing showing the best placement for each individual piece. Even so, how could someone remember how to repack them after playing a game?
I have created 2 tickets and I have sent over 4 emails asking you to give me an update on the status of the delivery. The item is stuck in transit status from the 27th of April. 3 weeks later and 4 inquiries, noone from the team replies (Apart from the first email that they told me to wait a few days). I will proceed to a dispute of the transaction in the upcoming days if there is no movement or responce from Broken Token or the shipping company. W/e the outcome, the support is terrible.
This was one of the easier crates to slap together. I especially love the colored storage boxes for the individual player planets/ships.
Pros: easy assembly, clear instructions, compact size, logical pattern of storage and combination of all expansion elements. I was blown away by how awesome the â€œcosmicâ€ design was themed to fit the game concept. Even the dividers and shape of the trays/boxes felt galactic!
Cons: biggest issue I have with all TBT crates or box organization packsâ€”no consideration for capsuled tokens (which is common practice for hardcore board gamers). I had to do a lot of modification and hours of trouble shooting to fit all the tokens in the provided spaces; in the end, there was no token type that ended up where it was originally intended to go. Alien Sheet trayâ€”Itâ€™s quite bulky, doesnâ€™t provide enough dividers to separate the alien sheets by number of expansions, and the way it supports the cards will inevitably lead to them bowing. Since the Alien Sheets donâ€™t have any available sleeves to protect them, this worries me. And finally ... although I do love the attention to detail of the artwork, I like to have some unmarked space in case I wish to place my own vinyl sticker decals of the original game logo.