The Galaxy is vast, rich and open to any species who discovers space flight... but nine Elder Races are expanding through space, ready to assimilate or exterminate anybody who stands in their way. Bring your space civilization to the heights of galactic might! At the start of your conquest of the galaxy, you own your home system, one Species card and a modest supply of resources. During the game, you will settle planets,discover new technologies, recruit leaders, build interstellar routes, establish governments and, of course, wage space wars against your opponents. Develop yourscience, spread your people across the galaxy, exterminate your rivals all meansare good if you are the winner!