Catan Star Trek
One might not think Catan would lend itself well to the Star Trek universe, but this recreation of the classic does so perfectly! All the core gameplay of Catan remains, wrapped in the beautifully thematic sci-fi universe fans have come to know and love. Players collect dilithium, tritanium, food, oxygen and water by building Starships (roads) and setting up Outposts (settlements) on the corner of resource tiles. Upgrading Outposts to Starbases provides additional resources - you get the gist. Spicing up the usual fare are Helper Cards styled after the original Star Trek cast. These provide players one-time benefits to use at their discretion: trading at a 2:1 ratio without a port, keeping excess cards when a 7 is rolled, etc. Star Trek fans may try to forgo this clever rendition, but as we all know, resistance is futile! For 3-4 players. ~75-minute playtime.