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1980 Michael Carroll

1973 Cover


1973 Box Cover Comp for Cosmic Encounter -B&W Photostat

Description: Digging around in the archives turned up an old black and white photostat 8 1/4" X 13 1/2" showing a deep space galaxy. It has COSMIC ENCOUNTER on the top and in blurry print on the bottom it says:

"The game in which each player becomes an Alien Being, with a unique Special Power, seeking to control the universe. Future Pastimes 1973

Background: This is interesting because the 1973 date precedes the licensing of the game to Parker Brothers by four years. And the use of Future Pastimes instead of Eon Products shows that we were still a partnership d/b/a Future Pastimes. The Parker Brothers license for which we were paid a $5,000 advance was canceled, and we formed Eon Products to Produce Cosmic Encounter ourselves.


Q: What happened to the original?

A: As far as I can recall - we used this photostat to make xerox copies that we glued onto prototype boxes. I think we made about seven boxes - each compete with a set of handmade aliens. We took all the sets to BOSCON scifi convention and 'wowed' the scifi fans. This was just before we formed Eon prodcuts. So in a sense the photostat is as 'original' as it gets. I think there may be another that has the UNIVERSE GAME on the cover...if I find it I will put it in a future auction. Peter

1980 Michael Carroll

1973 Cover


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