The hugely popular board game Scythe is an engine-building game set in an alternate-history 1920s period. It is a time of farming and war, broken hearts and rusted gears, innovation and valor. Play as one of five factions to conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous mechs.

  • Number of Players: 1-5 (up to 7 with expansions)
  • Gaming Time: 90-115 mins
  • Suggested Age: 14+
  • Complexity to Learn/Play: Average to Challenging

    Enhance game experience with…

    • Scythe: Invaders from Afar - This expansion for Scythe adds 2 news factions (Albion and Togawa) and the ability to play with up to 6 or 7 players.
    • Scythe: The Wind Gambit - An expansion for Scythe, adds new airship minis and two new modules that can be played together or separately at any player count.
    • Scythe: Encounters - A set of 32 fan designed cards, finalized and added to the game by Jamey Stegmaier
    • Scythe Realistic Resource Tokens - 80 tokens (20 each) for oil, wood, metal, and food, and they're made out of resin and metal (depending on the token).

    It is a time of unrest in 1920s Europa. The ashes from the first great war still darken the snow. The capitalistic city-state known simply as “The Factory,” which fueled the war with heavily armored mechs, has closed its doors, drawing the attention of several nearby countries.

    In Scythe, each player represents a fallen leader attempting to restore their honor and lead their faction to power in Eastern Europa. Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous mechs.

    Scythe gives players almost complete control over their fate. Other than each player’s individual hidden objective cards, the only elements of luck are encounter cards that players will draw as they interact with the citizens of newly explored lands and combat cards that give you a temporary boost in combat. Combat is also driven by choices, not luck or randomness.

    Scythe uses a streamlined action-selection mechanism (no rounds or phases) to keep gameplay moving at a brisk pace and reduce downtime between turns. While there is plenty of direct conflict, there is no player elimination, nor can units be killed or destroyed.

    What's in the box:

    • 2 rulebooks (multiplayer and solo)
    • 1 quick reference guide
    • 5 player mats
    • 5 faction mats
    • 1 game board (624x818mm); the back can be combined with a separate board extension for bigger hexes
    • 80 wooden resource tokens
    • 80 coins tokens
    • 12 multiplier tokens
    • 12 encounter tokens
    • 6 structure bonus tiles
    • 42 combat cards
    • 23 objective cards
    • 28 encounter cards
    • 12 factory cards
    • 2 power dials
    • 5 riverwalk cards
    • 5 quick-start cards
    • 5 wooden action tokens
    • 5 wooden popularity tokens
    • 5 wooden power tokens
    • 36 wooden star tokens
    • 20 wooden structure tokens
    • 20 wooden recruit tokens
    • 20 plastic mech miniatures
    • 5 plastic character miniatures
    • 48 wooden workers
    • 36 wooden technology cubes

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