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No. of Players: 1-5

Age: 14+

Game Time: 115mins

Difficulty: Heavy


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Scythe is set in an alternate-history 1920s period. It is a time of farming and war, broken hearts and rusted gears, innovation and valour. In Scythe, each player represents a character from one of five factions of Eastern Europe who are attempting to earn their fortune and claim their faction’s stake in the land around the mysterious Factory. 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 card, the only elements of luck or variability are “encounter” cards that players will draw as they interact with the citizens of newly explored lands. Each encounter card provides the player with several options, allowing them to mitigate the luck of the draw through their selection. Combat is also driven by choices, not luck or randomness.

Scythe uses streamlined action-selection to keep gameplay moving at a brisk pace and reduce downtime between turns. While there is plenty of direct conflict for players who seek it, there is no player elimination. The player who amasses the most wealth at the end of the game wins.

What’s In The Box:

1 Game Board

25 Miniatures

135 Wooden Tokens

104 Cardboard Tokens

146 Cards

5 Player Mats

5 Faction Mats

6 Structure Tiles

2 Power Dials

1 Rules Reference

1 Achievement Sheet

2 Rulebooks

Publisher: Stonemaier Games

Designer: Jamey Stegmaier