Candi, Andrew and I have had a pretty long history of some mammoth game playing and I’m usually brought in as a 3rd (or 4th now with Jason taking over the 3rd spot) to test out and learn new games.
Tonight we played 4(!) hours of Cosmic Encounters. I think Candi got it for Andrew for Christmas and this was our first opportunity to try it out. We had a great time as always playing, but ultimately Cosmic Encounters doesn’t come close to cracking the upper echelon of games in rotation: Race for the Galaxy, Nexus Ops, or even Blue Moon City.