Starbase Jeff is a pipe-laying game where players maximize their profits by strategically placing and building onto sections of a starbase. Whoever makes the most money by the end of a given number of rounds wins the game. Any number of rounds can be played with each round lasting approximately 20 minutes. Money in the form of play money, chips, etc is required to play. The components include a set of rules and four sets of identical starbase section cards in four different colors.