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What's in the Box?


all Scythe game components laid out, including board game box, tokens, game pieces, cards, rulebooks, player boards, and game board

Includes Over 500 High-Quality Components!



three game cards laid out, with the backs showingMain Components
  • 1 Quick-Reference Guide
  • 1 Rulebook
  • 1 "Automa" Solo Play Rulebook
  • 1 Achievement Sheet
  • 42 Combat Cards
  • 5 Player Mats
  • 23 Objective Cards
  • 1 Game Board
  • 28 Encounter Cards
  • 20 Food Tokens
  • 20 Metal Tokens
  • 20 Wood Tokens
  • 20 Oil Tokens
  • 12 Factory Cards
  • 80 Cardboard Coins
  • 2 Power Dials
  • 12 Multiplier Tokens
  • 5 Riverwalk Cards
  • 12 Encounter Tokens
  • 5 Quick-Start Cards
  • 6 Structure Bonus Tiles
  • 19 Automa Cards
  • 4 Automa Star Tracker Cards
  • 8 Automa Reference Cards


  • Faction Components
    game art depicting two men in the snow, one riding a large animal, with a blue token appearing on the leftNordic (Blue)


  • 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


  • game art depicting a man wearing military regalia standing next to one white wolf and one black wolf, with a yellow game token appearing on the right

    Saxony (Black)


  • 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


  • game art depicting a woman wearing military regalia standing in front of a bear, with a red and white game token appearing on the right

    Polania (White)


  • 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


  • game art depicting a woman with a hawk perched on her right arm, with a yellow game token appearing on the right

    Crimea (Yellow)


  • 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


  • game art depicting a woman holding a gun, standing next to a tiger; a red game token appears on the right

    Rusviet (Red)


  • 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


  • A Wartorn Alternate History Awaits



    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.game art depicting the back of a person standing in the snow with their arms raised and mittens hanging from their wrists

    Scythe is a Worker Placement/Economic Engine board game set in an alternate-history 1920s period. It is a time of farming and war, broken hearts and rusted gears, innovation and valor.

    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 mysterious Factory. Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous mechs.

    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).



    game art depicting people doing agricultural work with large machines looming in the background

    A Game of Strategy and Tactics



    closeup of a game card reading 'Send one back as a warning', the number 6 appears at top left of the card

    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 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 for players who seek it, there is no player elimination.

    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.



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    Objectives and Goals



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    In Scythe, each player represents a character attempting to make their faction the richest and most powerful in Eastern Europa.

    Players will explore and conquer territory, enlist new recruits, produce resources and workers, build structures, and deploy monstrous mechs.

    A game of Scythe typically begins with players building up their infrastructure, exploring the world, and later engaging each other in combat.

    The game progresses as players place stars (achievements) on the board, and it ends when a player places their 6th star on the Triumph Track.



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    game art depicting an army in the snow, surrounded by large machines

    Full Solo Mode Included!



    Automa Factory logo depicting a stylized human head in profile, black and white

    When you don't have the time, option, or desire to get a gaming group together, don't worry. Scythe has you covered.

    The rulebook includes and introduces an artificial opponent called Automa to Scythe, so that it can be played solitaire.

    As the player, you follow the same rules as you would in a game against another human. The Automa, however, follows a simplified rule set, purposefully designed to reduce the burden of running the Automa.



    closeup of Scythe rulebooks, including Quick Reference Guide, Achievement Sheet, and others whose titles cannot be seen

    Let Rodney Teach You How To Play Scythe!





    Note, Rodney made a slight error that he later corrected.



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    Critical Praise for Scythe





    Dice Tower Seal of Excellence seal logo

    'This game is good. It's very good.'

    'The quality is stunning.'

    '...Cool combat, a great upgrade system, you can't get better artwork than this.'

    - Tom Vasel, The Dice Tower

    'I'm really impressed with this game.'

    'Even the end [of the game] is cool.'

    'There are never really any lulls in the action, or mad sprints'
    - Kotaku

    '[Scythe] is a step in a different direction.'

    'There's a lot of innovation here.'

    'I highly recommend everybody play it.'
    - Joel Eddy, Drive Thru Review



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    Europa Awaits!



    The stage is set. The mechs are warming up. The fields are ready for harvest.

    Get your copy of Scythe today!

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