Scythe - one of the biggest and best strategy board games

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Scythe - one of the biggest and best strategy board games

110.00

If you like strategy board games with a minimal element of luck, immerse yourself in Scythe and the alternate-history 1920s lands of Europa.

In Scythe, each player represents a character from one of five factions of Eastern Europa who are attempting to earn their fortune and claim their faction's stake in the land around 'The Factory' - an abandoned state from a previous great war. Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous mechs.

Every part of Scythe has an aspect of 'engine-building' to it – Players can upgrade actions to become more efficient, build structures that improve their position on the map, enlist new recruits to enhance character abilities, activate Mechs to deter opponents from invading, and expand their borders to reap greater types and quantities of resources.

These engine-building aspects create a sense of momentum and progress throughout the game. The order in which players improve their engine adds to the unique feel of each game, even when playing one faction multiple times.

Each player begins the game with different resources (power, coins, combat acumen, and popularity), a different starting location, and a hidden goal. Starting positions are specially calibrated to contribute to each faction’s uniqueness and the asymmetrical nature of the game (each faction always starts in the same place).

Scythe uses a streamlined action-selection mechanism to keep gameplay moving and reduce downtime between turns. While there is plenty of direct conflict for players who seek it, there is no player elimination.

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Age 14-18 up
Players 1 - 5
Time 90 - 115 mins

Scythe Awards

☆ 2017 Jogo do Ano Nominee
☆ 2017 International Gamers Award - General Strategy: Multi-player Nominee
☆ 2017 Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game Nominee
☆ 2017 As d'Or - Jeu de l'Année Expert Winner
☆ 2016 Tric Trac Nominee
☆ 2016 Swiss Gamers Award Winner
☆ 2016 Golden Geek Most Innovative Board Game Nominee
☆ 2016 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Winner
☆ 2016 Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game Winner
☆ 2016 Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Winner
☆ 2016 Golden Geek Best Solo Board Game Winner
☆ 2016 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork and Presentation Winner
☆ 2016 Cardboard Republic Architect Laurel Nominee

How to play: Scythe Board Game rules and video

Rules part 1 (16meg) Rules part 2 (9meg)

Scythe Board Game Components

Quick reference guide 1
Player mats 5
Game board 1
Resource tokens (wood) 80 (20 each of food, metal, wood, and oil)
Coins (cardboard) 80
Multiplier tokens 12
Encounter tokens 12
Structure bonus tiles 6
Combat cards (yellow) 42
Objective cards (beige) 23
Encounter cards (green) 28
Factory cards (purple) 12
Power Dials 2
Riverwalk cards 5
Quick-start cards 5
Faction (Nordic Saxony Polania Crimea Rusviet) Components 1 Faction Mat, 1 action token, 1 popularity token, 1 power token, 6 star tokens, 4 structure tokens, 4 recruit tokens, 4 mech miniatures, 1 character miniature, 8 workers, 6 technology cubes

Scythe Board Game Specifications

Weight 3.2kg
Box Dimensions 37 x 30 x 10.5 cm
Designed By Jamey Stegmaier
Artwork and world By Jakub Rozalski
Made by Stonemaier Games


⚠ WARNING

This family board game may contain small parts. Not suitable for young children or people who like putting things in their mouth.


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