The foray into space, sometime near the year 2700 A.D. Compete for the prestigious post of Ambassador to the Galactic Council. To attain this lofty position, players must leave Terra and the known planets to explore and colonize the galaxy, while working to establish trade with alien cultures, encounter aliens, and defeat pirates. Glory and victory go to the brave and astute explorer upon whom luck smiles.
The known worlds lie at one end of the game board, where each of the 3 or 4 players begins from known solar systems, each with 3 planets producing raw materials needed for the travels into deep space.
Each player begins with 2 Colonies and a Space Port (all components are made from plastic). The Space Port makes starships to transport your new colonies and trade posts to distant lands. Throughout the game, all the colonies and spaceports enable the production of resources when the dice match the numbers of adjacent planets. Resources are traded for colony ships, trade ships, and fleet upgrades of freight rings, booster rockets, and cannon. Beware as you explore—some planets are covered in ice, and some conceal dangerous pirates.
Twenty years ago, the settlers have already started into the depths of the galaxy to discover unknown planets. This year, the elaborately revised new edition will be released under the title "CATAN - Starfarers".
The undiscovered universe lies before us and the new variable game plan brings even more variety. Maybe we can find planets with good ore or carbon deposits. But maybe we discover barren ice planets. Or we encounter alien folks and start lucrative trading, while pirates and wormholes are a constant challenge.
3 to 4 Players
120 Min Playing Time
It may not be possible to ship very heavy items outside of the Mainland UK.
Released: 06 November 2019