The universe is a vast place. Not quite as vast as the universe, the galaxy is still pretty damn big. I mean, I've never even left a small part of a single planet in our solar system and here you are, being put in charge of a vast armada and tasked with expanding your group's territory while fighting against neighboring civilizations. At least, that's the story behind Parsec - Age of Colonies, a new trio of board games up on Kickstarter now.
I say trio of games because it is really three games that form together to become the up-to-6-player game (sort of like a Voltron-type thing, but for games). Anyway, in the game(s), as I mentioned above, you must expand your way through the galaxy. There's several different ways you can go about this. You can control the galactic market and gain resources through trade. Or you can go to war and just blow your enemies out of the sky. Or you can do some combination thereof, possibly allying with one enemy as you both work to take down another.
The campaign is up and running now. They're a little more than 1/10 of the way to funding, but still have a vast 49 days left to go.