Building a galactic empire is a lot harder when game components are in disarray! Conquer your game box with our Cosmic Organizer compatible with Cosmic Encounter® by Fantasy Flight Games. With room for all the game components, cards, ships, planets and support for all current expansions, our Cosmic Organizer will warp your game setup and tear down and keep everything safe during transport!
Note: Glue is required for certain trays in this organizer. They are cut loose and MUST be glued in order to function.
This is a third-party accessory designed by The Broken Token.
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- 11.22" x 11.22" x 2.68"
- 1.9 lbs
|Capacities are approximate and based on average card and sleeve thickness. Actual results may vary.|
Worth the effort
by Mark Hengst
Unlike my previous Broken Token organizer for Dead of Winter, there is a bit going on with this Cosmic encounter one. For starters, when they mention having glue, they mean it. I purchased glue with the order and found the youtube video of how and where to apply it to work perfectly for me. If you have used the Broken Token organizers before, then aside from the little ship token trays, you will have this one assembled in no time with great instructions and decent construction quality. Highly recommend this, but make sure you add some expansions, or your box will look a little empty!
The best cosmic expansion
The headline is a slight exaggeration, but I wouldn't recommend buying more than one or two expansions if you're not going to get this insert.
There's little to add beyond the pictures. Everything fits. Going by pictures on BGG it seems that you *can* get all six expansions into the box. I don't have Eons, but the first five fit perfectly.
This is the most challenging insert I've put together, but I wouldn't say it's hard. The most difficult part are the trays that hold the ships. I ended inserting the separators one at a time into both edge pieces, working them back and forth a bit to get the last few in, rather than putting all into one edge and trying to line the second edge up as the printed instructions indicate.
I purchased this as a Christmas present for a friend and he was elated!
It was very easy to put together, though I recommend using wood glue if you have it, and a small rubber mallet or something with a blunt end to gently lock the pieces in.
We played Cosmic Encounter with his new organizer and it made setup and tear down a breeze. Couldn't recommend enough!
Good fit and excellent product.
by Marshall Davis
Some of the pieces have a very small splintering issue when breaking free of the sprues. The appear laser cut by the occasional flare up scorching on some of the corners where I imagine the speed slowed slightly. In most cases this is a light discoloration and was on the scrap portion.
They fit together snugly, and feel solid when assembled. I applied a very small amount of wood glue to end pieces, but am confident in the interlocking nature to hold strong even without most likely. I only glued the capping pieces for this reason. It does all fit in the box perfectly, though I don't quite have every expansion yet.
I'd recommend this for Cosmic Encounters and any game like it that does not have its own organizational structure. I look forward to purchasing the Zombicide product and replacing my current Chinese food containers. Even Scythe, which was well designed and self-organizing, looks spectacular with these additions.
Neat and Tidy
The Short Version is this organizer replaced something like 15-20 plastic baggies and has made my game look much nicer.
The Longer version is the kit came cut neat and clean. There were a few loose connections on some of the joints, but glue straightened that out, as recommended in the assembly instructions. I found this kit to be more modular then my previous experiences, rather than a solid frame on the edges, with compartments, this is more of a collection of trays and holders that pack together neatly when put up in the box. This *is* depicted in the pictures, but it did mean that assembly took a bit longer than I originally expected, but I enjoy crafts so this was in no way a down side.
The one hiccup I did find that one of my planetary discs was a bit puffier than the rest (previous exposure to moisture or a manufacturing irregularity are my only guesses), which prevented me from using most of the snug planetary slots for that specific color. Thankfully it still fit just fine in front slot where there is not front piece. Obviously this is not a problem with the kit, but if you have couple of discs that have encountered a few spills and a bit swollen, you might find it difficult to fit all of the planets in.
Another excellent product
by Glenn Dudley
I own several Broken Token organizers. In fact, they are the only brand that I purchase. If I am not inspired to create my own, which I have done several times, I turn to Broken Token.
The only caveat I would ever mention is that the weight of the box will increase, versus a foam insert. However, as my games don't travel I don't consider it an issue.
Other reviews of this product complain about needing to glue a couple of trays. I usually glue many of the components anyway (hey, I'm a gamer, I have OCD) so this was no different. I always use a professional-grade wood glue and never have any problems.
One review states they had to trim parts. That doesn't really make sense as all the sheets are laser cut so there should be no variations. Mine went together with the usual ease and needed no trimming. Go figure.
As always, as someone who has a tinkerer's mind, I'm impressed with the design work that went into the finished product. Clever and utilitarian, this organizer is yet another impressive example of what this company is capable of.
With any luck the next organizer they produce will be for another game I have. Here's hoping!
A must have if you play a lot of Cosmic
by Richie T.
Great insert! As other reviews have pointed out the trays that hold the spaceships is a bear to put together and will require a lot of patients and glue (I used Goop). It was worth the effort once every thing was organized in the box.
Another great organizer with a few 'slight' issues
by Shaun Fuller
Overall this is another great organizer that is a perfect addition to the game, especially if you own most of the expansions and need/want a cleaner and neater way to sort everything. The presentation of the set once put together is amazing when on the table; I like that it is a set of various trays that can be removed as needed.
However there are a few minor issues for me:
The ship tokens, as mentioned before, are very fiddly to build. In fact this was the first organizer from Broken Token that ever really caused me any frustration while putting together. The design is easy to follow and once you get them together they work great, but while building them you'll need a little patience. Once together and the glue dries they are rock solid and look awesome, so that issue went away for- just something worth noting.
My other issue is that it states it hold sleeved cards for all of the expansions. I have all but on expansion and, unless they are very few cards in that last set (I know I'm missing 25 alien cards) I can't imagine them all fitting in the box unless you remove the wooden dividers. I have already had to remove one to get all the cards I have to fit. Maybe this was the intention. The card box is still very good and extremely; I just would hate having to pull out more of the dividers. And a final note: I also have sleeved alien cards; I'm sure they didn't refer to those being sleeved (as that is rare) but I did get them to all fit, but I had to modify that tray by leaving off one of the sides. I could easily remove them from the sleeves but it still functions well and only has a few alien cards that are above the tray intended for them; to me that's the best of both worlds.
Very good storage solution!
This Cosmic Encounter insert works very well and holds everything currently out for CE very well. Though if you sleeve everything, your alien cards will probably not fit very well as they are at capacity as is. It was very easy and fairly quick to put together however the quality is a little below what I had expected. I have purchased other inserts elsewhere and the wood was a little thicker/sturdier which was nice although they were a bit pricier. So it really depends what you want out of your insert. As something to hold everything in one box, this works very nicely!
Response: Keep in mind that thicker does not equal sturdier. Often times MDF is thicker and mistaken as stronger due to this, but its in fact the opposite. Birch is the strongest/lightest wood you can get at this thickness. MDF will break more easily and thinner wood actually allows for more flexibility in design. Inserts from other companies are either the same wood, or MDF. In addition, if any of your pieces were to break, we would replace it for free.
a great organizer for a great game
Cosmic Encounter is one of my favorite games, so I was thrilled to see the Broken Token come up with an organizer for it. Previously, I used way too many ziplock bags to keep all the pieces of the game organized in the box, had to meticulously squeeze all the extra air out of each one, force them to lie as flat as possible, and still had an "overflow box" for a few components that I just could not get to fit. I was impressed to find that it is indeed possible to fit all of the expansions in the box for the base game.
There are just 2 things that stood in the way of this organizer getting a 5-star review. The first was the process of assembling the trays for the spaceships. This required a lot of wood glue and even more patience, and became very frustrating to me at one point. In all fairness, this may have been due in part to the fact that I waited until it was late and I was tired to start assembling the organizer, but with a 3-year-old who doesn't like to go to bed at a normal time, doing things late and while tired is the only way they ever get done around here. The other issue is that I wish there were more dividers for the cards, as I like to separate the red, yellow, and green flare cards, the large group cards, and the player colors in the Destiny deck. As it is, I had to make some tough choices about what I could separate and what had to be mixed together. After much deliberation, I opted to mix the large group cards in with the rest of the deck, and throw all the Destiny cards in one divider together. Since I don't sleeve my cards, there would be plenty of room for the extra dividers, and they would make the organizer perfect for my poor little OCD brain. Perhaps an additional set of dividers could be offered as an add-on in the future?
FFG have a habit of not really having a usable insert included with their games. The Broken Token insert does a great job sorting everything and helping you find everything you want with just a glance at the insert. It holds all components and cards from the base game and the 4 expansions I have. All the cards are sleeved and there is still plenty of space left, but I can see it getting pretty tight pretty quickly. I will say that after my four expansions I need to get the additional card dividers to start sorting all the new types of cards. I don't think that's a negative, but I do think it might be helpful for someone picking this up to learn how many dividers to get.
A great insert!
by Trond Klakken
Got all expansions up to Eons (with eons there are too many aliens :( )
Really nice made, setup and tear downs goes really quick now! Love it!
I love Broken Token organizers, but this is the first one I've bought that I was disappointed in. The pieces fit very poorly on 3 of the trays and require glue. I'm not opposed to using glue, but these trays simply fall apart without it and are infuriating to put together because the pieces fit so loosely. The design on those trays should be recut, no doubt about it. This system also doesn't fit into the box as well as others I have. Still, all said and done, it organized a game with a TON of pieces, and I'm glad I bought it. Just be sure you're ready for some difficult assembly with this one.
Reponse: Due to the delicate nature of the player trays, they were designed to be looser than normal on purpose. Requiring people to force delicate pieces into place can cause breakage so it was a conscious decision. We will definitely consider the feedback though and look at ways to improve the fit in the future.
Excellent organizer for packing Cosmic Encounter and its expansions into one box
by Andrew Gallant
The Cosmic Organizer packs everything from Cosmic Encounter and its (currently 5) expansions into a single box. It might fit a hypothetical 6th expansion, but there is not room enough for more than that.
Assembly of the component holders can be tricky; in particular, the ship token trays were frustrating to assemble. The assembly video in the "product Videos" section of this page is a good guide, but glosses over how difficult it is to align the two end pieces with the cross beams - that one step was almost 1/3rd of the total time to build the whole kit for me.
Since the component trays fill the box almost exactly to the top, there is no room for the rule books, Warp, or Hyperspace Gate. You can, of course, put these on top, but the box lid won't fit as snugly, and it is possible for some components to spill from their trays if the box is shaken or turned on its side. There is no obvious solution to that particular problem, so I do not count it against this product.
Overall, I am quite impressed by how well this organizer works, and I am looking forward to what The Broken Token can do to organize the rest of my board game collection.
It's not even the same game without an organizer.
Set up and tear down become unnoticeable, and the organizer actually improves gameplay.
Amazing space-saving organizer
by Brian M.
I had previously been storing my copy of Cosmic Encounter across the main box and a few of the smaller boxes from the expansions. This organizer was able to get everything from the main game and all the expansions back into the original game box, which previously seemed impossible!
Almost all of the trays snap together with no problem. Some of Broken Token's other kits claim to need glue but actually don't, but it is *definitely* required to assemble this kit's spaceship trays. The spaceship trays were the only ones that were challenging to fit together, but once assembled were fantastic.
This kit squeezes every inch of the main game and all 5 expansions into this box perfectly, even if you've sleeved your cards. I highly recommend using this kit to be able to fit everything into your main Cosmic Encounter Box!
Finally, a better way to store Cosmic Encounters
If you are like me and have often been bothered by the utter chaos that is the Cosmic Encounter box, this is your answer. This kit is a bit harder to assemble than others I have made (for other games), but it is really well thought out and works great.
Great once assembled
This does the job and the directions are well written. My only minor gripe is the tray to hold the the spaceships is a bear to put together. But it is great to hold the game and all expansions.
by Daniel Edwards
I love broken token organizers and I always eagerly and happily dive into building them and love the results. With this one, however, I was somewhat disappointed. The joints on pretty much all of the edges were very loose compared to the rest of the organizers I own. I was also very disappointed with the saucer trays. First they were extremely tedious to assemble and required glue. Even tape would not be sufficient to hold them together. After I let that dry overnight I was also disappointed at the difficulty of trying to get the saucers in the trays. They would easily slip through and fall through the slots in the middle. I would have preferred to have just a simple tray with 4 long compartments than the complex circular beam support thing.
Wait for a V2
I had multiple issues with this particular organizer. I had to file down a round half a dozen tabs in order for them to seat properly. At the same time, the ship token trays are some extremely flimsy to the point of concern. There is absolutely no way that my trays could stay together by friction alone, rather I had to use copious amounts of glue. I have been extremely happy with every Broken Token product I've used so far. I think that with a second pass this could be a really great product. Until then, I'd wait.
Response: The ship trays were designed to require glue. They were cut to fit loose so that they wouldn't break during assembly from customers forcing them together. Once glued, the trays will be extremely strong and work perfectly. If you have any concerns, please contact us via email so we can help!