(From the box)
The Starfarers of Catan is an exciting, fast moving, science fiction strategy game.
You play one of four Starfarers, who have been commissioned to explore the galaxy, build new colonies, and expand commercial ties with the various races of the Galactic Council. This is no easy task. You must build great spaceships to conquer the distances, carry colonists and cargos, combat hostile pirates, and negotiate and trade with aliens.