Monday 16 January 2012

Star Trek Catan, coming in March

BoardGameGeek has announced the boardgame, Catan, will soon have a Star Trek edition published. Here's the official description:
Star Trek Catan takes two well-known media properties and merges them into, well, into something that is 95% The Settlers of Catan glossed with Trek tropes and spiced with new special powers related to Trek personalities.

In Star Trek Catan, players start the game with two small space stations at the intersection of three planets, with each planet supplying resources based on the result of a dice roll. Players collect and trade these resources – Dilithium, Tritanium, food, oxygen and water – in order to build spaceships that connect regions in the galaxy, establish small and large space stations at new intersection points in order to increase resource acquisition, and acquire development cards that provide victory points (VPs) or special abilities.

On a dice roll of 7, a Klingon ship swoops in to prevent resource production on one planet, while taxing spacegoers who hold too many resources.

The one new element in Star Trek Catan compared to the Settlers version is a set of character cards, each featuring one of Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Sulu, Scott, Uhura, Chekov, Chapel, Rand or Sarek. Each character card has two special powers that the holder can use on his turn, such as a forced trade.
Sounds like fun, maybe a bit like Star Trek Armada as a board game. The game is due out in Germany in March, no news yet on international releases.


CaptNakai said...

Sweet!- I happened to be playing a game of Settler's this weekend, and thought to myself, "Self, there needs to be a Trek version of this."

Steve said...

Catan's a fun game-- more economic than things like Birth of the Federation, but it is all about the strategy. I've never gotten around to getting a copy (I've always known someone who owns one), so this'll be a nice excuse!

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