Alien Frontiers from Tory Niemann and Clever Mojo Games [1] is a space-themed area control/placement/resource management game (if that makes you think Euro game, you’re spot on). Your ships are actually dice that you first roll and then assign to collect or utilize different resources each turn.

The game takes about an hour and is for 2-4 players, though 3 or 4 are recommended.

AF was a successful Kickstarter project making nearly three times its target goal, which explains why the game already has several published expansions.

[1] Disclaimer: former Purple Pawn advertiser.