I've played my share of Sid Meier video games over the years. This sounds like a lot of fun:

Take command of a fleet of powerful starships in this adventure-driven strategy game from legendary designer Sid Meier. Travel to new worlds, completing missions to help save and protect the planets and their people from dangerous Space Pirates, to powerful Marauders and other hostile factions. Build a planetary federation as you strengthen your fleet and secure your homeworld as you attempt to preserve intergalactic peace and your vision of humanity.

Sid Meier's Starships is $16.99CDN on the App Store and it's also available on Steam for Mac and Windows.

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Sid Meier''s Starships Out for iPad