Geek heaven: Star Trek meets Settlers of Catan

Star Trek Catan. Image via Board Game Geek

This oughta get you warp drives revving. Star Trek, the legendary sci-fi TV show, and Settlers of Catan, the classic German board game, are combining forces for Star Trek Catan.

Yep, you heard that right. Catan fanatics and Trekkies will finally unite. Board Game Geek reports that the game will be coming to a galaxy far, far away (also known as Germany) this March. A U.S. release is in the works too.

What’s the premise of Star Trek Catan?

Well, instead of the traditional resources of ore, brick, wheat, sheep and wood, game players purchase and trade Dilithium, Tritanium, food, oxygen and water. And, instead of roads, villages and cities, they “build spaceships that connect regions in the galaxy” and “establish small and large space stations at new intersection points in order to increase resource acquisition,” according to Board Game Geek.

And what about that pesky robber?

Well, there’s a Trekkie twist on that front too. “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,” reports Board Game Geek.

Yes, it's true, Star Trek Catan will be released in Germany this March.

Awesome.

I am not much of a Trekkie, but I’ve been playing Catan for years. I often try to bust out the game at family gatherings, but unfortunately my kin is more of a Scrabble clan.

Are you in the same boat? Never fear.

We’re hosting our very own GeekWire Game Night on February 8th where we’ll be crowing our very own Lord of Catan.

Unfortunately, Star Trek Catan won’t be available yet. But we’ve got plenty of other fun things — prizes and giveaways — in store.

Details on the GeekWire Game Night and Meetup here.

  • Renae

    This is awesome! And if your game night was on a weekend I would totally drive down from Vancouver, BC.  

    • johnhcook

      Maybe next time on the weekend. Thanks for reading GeekWire — from the Great White North!!

  • Anonymous

    I’m unfamiliar with Catan, is this much different?