That's the story behind Black Hole Council, a negotiation and deduction board game that's up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Black Hole Council is a negotiation and deduction game about deciding the fates of 32 different planets. As a shady member of the Council, you have a secret Agenda for each kind of planet. Your goal is to negotiate for your Agenda so that you can gain influence and become the new Senior Councilor. If you can deduce your rivals' goals, you've got an even better chance to block their plans and dominate the negotiations. So what if you have to toss a few planets into the black hole along the way?
The campaign's closing in on 3/4 funded with still 27 days left to go.