Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co. is a media publishing house based in Stuttgart, Germany, founded in 1822 by Johann Friedrich Franckh. In the nineteenth century, the company published the fairy tales of Wilhelm Hauff as well as works by Wilhelm Waiblinger and Eduard Mörike.
The "Friends of Nature Club" (Gesellschaft der Naturfreunde) was set up in 1903 in response to booming public interest in science and technology, and by 1912 100,000 members were receiving its monthly magazine "Cosmos" (Kosmos). The company moved into publishing books on popular science topics under the brands Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung and KOSMOS, including successful non-fiction guidebooks by Hanns Günther and Heinz Richter. Children's fiction and Kosmos-branded science experimentation kits were introduced in the 1920s.
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Thames & Kosmos
— KOSMOS fan
Founded in 1822 by Johann Friedrich Franckh as Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co.
In 1912, they published a monthly magazine under the name "Cosmos" (Kosmos).
Circa 1920s, the company moved into publishing books on popular science topics under the brands Franckh’sche Verlagshandlung and KOSMOS.
In 2001, the subsidiary Thames & Kosmos was formed in North America.
In 2015, Thames & Kosmos UK LP was formed to publish games in the United Kingdom.
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Lost Cities: To Go
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Lost Cities: Rivals
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Kodama: The Tree Spirits
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Description from the publisher:
Happy Salmon is a simple, ultra-fast, very silly card game.
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Catan: Explorers & Pirates
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Catan: Explorers & Pirates – 5-6 Player Extension
This extension for Catan: Explorers & Pirates allows a fifth and sixth player to join in the building, trading, colonizing, fishing, sailing, pirate battling, and spice trading fun. Catan: Explorers & Pirates - 5-6 Player Extension adds components fo...
Kashgar: Merchants of the Silk Road
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Legends of Andor
Game description from the publisher:
Legends of Andor is a cooperative adventure board game for two to four players in which a band of heroes must work together to defend a fantasy realm from invading hordes. To secure Andor's borders, the h...
Welcome to the city of Machi Koro. You've just been elected Mayor. Congrats! Unfortunately the citizens have some pretty big demands: jobs, a theme park, a couple of cheese factories and maybe even a radio tower. A tough proposition since the city cu...
Theme and overview:
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The Rivals for Catan: Age of Enlightenment
Game description from the publisher:
The Rivals for Catan: Age of Enlightenment contains three expansion sets (125 Cards Total) for The Rivals for Catan (released in Germany as Die Fürsten von Catan). These theme sets – "The Era of Explor...
Martin Wallace and Treefrog Games present Ankh-Morpork, set in the largest city-state in Terry Pratchett's Discworld. Lord Vetinari has disappeared and different factions are trying to take control of the city. Each player has a secret personality w...
The Rivals for Catan: Age of Darkness
The Rivals for Catan: Age of Darkness, a 90-card expansion for The Rivals for Catan, includes three separate theme sets that can be used with the base game:
• The Era of Intrigue – You will witness the confrontation of followers of new a...
Struggle for Catan
In 2010, designer Klaus Teuber overhauled the two-player Catan card game with the release of The Rivals for Catan – released in Germany as Die Fürsten von Catan – and in 2011 Teuber, Kosmos and Mayfair Games present a new multi-player card game ...
The Rivals for Catan
The Rivals for Catan is a reimplementation of Catan Card Game.
The Rivals for Catan was released in German in September of 2010, on the 15th anniversary of the original card game. An English edition was released in the fourth quarter of 2010. The ...
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Catan: Traders & Barbarians – 5-6 Player Extension
Now five to six players jump in on the new adventures taking place on the island of Catan. The expansion includes new scenarios and opens up roads to even greater wealth or bitter poverty for up to six players.
Belongs to the Catan series.
Catan Dice Game
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Catan: Traders & Barbarians
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Blue Moon City
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Pentago is an abstract strategy game for two players with four 3×3 grids arranged into a larger 6×6 grid. This game reimplements the well known Connect 4 with a twist: After placing a marble, the player has to twist one of the grids by 90°, thus c...
Shadow Hunters is a survival board game set in a devil-filled forest in which three groups of characters—the Shadows, creatures of the night; the Hunters, humans who try to destroy supernatural creatures; and the Neutrals, civilians caught in the m...
From the publisher:
A beautiful and beautifully simple game of laying a tile before your own token to continue its path on each turn. The goal is to keep your token on the board longer than anyone else's, but as the board fills up this beco...
From the back of the box:
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Catan: Cities & Knights – 5-6 Player Extension
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Catan: Seafarers – 5-6 Player Extension
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Catan: Cities & Knights
Adds several new aspects to Settlers of Catan but the two major ones are creating knights to protect the land from invading barbarians and building city improvements that confer benefits upon that city's owner. Adds tactical complexity to the game an...
Through the Desert
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From the aw...
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Catan: 5-6 Player Extension
Allows you to add up to two more opponents to The Settlers of Catan. The only change in the rules is that there is a building round at the end of each turn in which any player can build.
Belongs to the Catan Series.
Catan Card Game
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