Ascendancy, you control the great civilizations of the Galaxy, striking out from your home worlds to expand your influence and grow your civilization. Will you journey for peace and exploration or will you travel the path of conquest and exploitation? Command starships, establish space lanes, construct starbases, and bring other systems under your banner. With more than 200 plastic miniatures and 30 star systems representing some of the Star Trek™ Galaxy's most notable planets and locations, Star Trek™: Ascendancy puts the fate of the Galaxy in your hands.
The great unknown lies before you; with every turn is a new adventure as your ships explore new space systems, encounter new life forms and new civilizations, make wondrous discoveries, and face challenging obstacles; all drawn from the vast 50 year history of Star Trek™. Will you brave the hazards of Rura Penthe to harvest vital resources, race to develop Sherman’s Planet before your rivals stake their claim, or explore they mysteries of the Mutara Nebula on an ever-growing, adaptive map of the Galaxy. With an infinite combination of planets and interstellar phenomena, no two games of Star Trek™: Ascendancy will ever play the same!
In the game, which draws on 50 years of Star Trek history, each player controls one of the great civilizations of the galaxy (United Federation of Planets, the Klingon Empire, and the Romulan Star Empire) and ventures from their home world to expand their civilization and influence in the galaxy. Players command starships, establish space lanes, construct star bases, discover interstellar phenomena, gather resources, and establish dominance in various star systems though diplomacy or war. As each civilization enters a new star system, a random system disc will be drawn from the stack, leading to new locations in a random layout that is never the same twice.
The game includes more than 200 plastic miniatures and has discs representing more than 30 star systems.