The Fantasy Flight Games edition of Cosmic Encounter was released in 2008. It includes support for up to 5 players (up to 8 with expansions), 50 aliens (many returning from previous editions but some all-new), improved rules with clarifications, and all-new Tech cards.
This edition includes 50 aliens - 13 of which are all-new.
- Cosmic Incursion (2009): 20 new aliens, new player color (orange), reward deck
- Cosmic Conflict (2010): 20 new aliens, new player color (black), hazard deck
- Cosmic Alliance (2012): 20 new aliens, new player color (white), rules and cards for large group games
- Cosmic Storm (2013): 25 new aliens, space stations
- Demon (2014): Promo alien given to attendees of CosmicCon 2014.
- Cosmic Dominion (2014): 30 new aliens, new reward deck
- Cosmic Eons (2016): 30 new aliens (including all-new essence aliens), Hidden Alliances variant
With all expansions included, the Fantasy Flight Games edition currently includes 196 aliens.