Scythe transports you to an alternate reality in 1920s Europa, one ravaged by the First World War. Take up the role of leader by assuming command of one of 5 factions, and set out to conquer the coveted "Factory". Lead your mechs to war and your people to victory!
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (50) - 66% of the 50 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (124) - 74% of the 124 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
5 Sep, 2018

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5 September

Full Launch Announcement and Patch notes!

Dear players,

Today's release is Scythe's full launch on Steam! Thanks a lot for your support and feedback!

New features
  • Hard difficulty AI
  • Action Assist Display
  • Camera Rotation
  • Basic stats for local games
  • Keyboards shortcuts (press Alt to display them)
  • Extra sound FX
  • Steam Content (badges, Trading cards and backgrounds)
  • Mac OSX support
  • New languages supported: Japanese, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Russian.

Bug fixes
  • Players' Feedback implemented
  • General Stability fixes
  • Quality of life improvements
  • Frozen animation bug when reloading a game

What's next?

The end of the Early Access doesn't mean the end of the free updates: we plan to keep adding new features in the coming weeks and months:
  • Bribes (see page 26 of the rulebook)
  • Spectator mode for online games
  • Textured character models
  • Drag & drop during Move action
  • More local game stats
  • Camera customization (rotation, animations)
  • More improvements to Hard AI
If you spot any issue, please report it on the forum and we'll investigate and fix it as soon as possible.
If you enjoy the game and would like to support it, feel free to write a Review on the game's page.

- Asmodee Digital & The Knights of Unity
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16 August

Online Update patch notes

Dear players,

Today is a big day for Scythe: Digital Edition, as you'll now be able to play online multiplayer games!

New features

By logging into a free account (not mandatory to play offline), you can now access the online multiplayer lobby which includes:
- synchronous games (Play & Stay) and asynchronous games (Play & Go)
- a friends list
- a lobby and in-game chat
- a karma system (more details here)
- an ELO system
- a wide range of statistics such as your personal ELO rating history, your top and averages scores, your combat performances, and more. All your stats can be sorted per game type (normal or ranked), per faction and/or per player mat.

Bug fixes
  • Tutorial: the Factory cards are now showing up when needed.
    Card album: the cards are no longer locked after leaving and launching the game (thanks to a local achievements cache)
  • Transport: the resource load/unload animation is no longer triggered twice.
  • Stars: it's no longer possible to achieve a 7th Star via the last Recruit action (e.g. by selecting +2 Power and maxing it at the same time).
  • Performance: the framerate drops caused by multiple instances of the alternative food model have been fixed.
  • The Factory card #14 now indicates when the player can't get an extra Worker.
What's next?

The best is yet to come: the next patch will introduce the Hard AI, interface improvements, 5 new languages, Mac support, Steam trading cards...

Read the roadmap for more details:
If you spot any issue, please report it on the forum and we'll investigate and fix it as soon as possible.
If you enjoy the game and would like to support it, feel free to write a Review on the game's page.

Thanks and see you online!
- Asmodee Digital & The Knights of Unity
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About This Game

In an alternate reality in 1920s Europa, it's been several years since the "Great War", but the ashes of the conflict are still hot and the war is entering a new phase. The first conflict saw the emergence of some incredible engines of war known as Mechs. Built by "The Factory", an independent city-state which has since become the object of everyone's desire, these technological monstrosities roam the snowy landscapes of Europa.

Be the hero of one of the five factions – Saxony Empire, Crimean Khanate, Rusviet Union, Polania Republic or Nordic Kingdom – and become the richest and most powerful nation in all of Europa during these dark times! To assure the victory of your people, you will need to explore and conquer new territories, enlist new recruits and deploy your forces by building formidable and terrifying combat Mechs. Replay history in a fictional past full of mechanical engines and technology, where each choice you make will be critical. Choose your battles with care, because in Scythe, victory is achieved with and for the people!


  • Asymmetry: every player starts the game with different resources (energy, coins, keen combat sense, popularity…), a different starting location and a secret objective. The starting positions are specifically set to contribute to the uniqueness of every faction and the asymmetrical nature of the game.
  • Strategy: Scythe offers players almost complete control over their fate. The only elements of chance apart from each player's individual secrete objective card are the Encounter cards, which players draw to interact with the citizens of newly explored lands. Combat is also handled by way of choice; no luck or chance is involved.
  • Engine Building: Players can improve their construction abilities to become more efficient, build structures that improve their position on the map, enlist new recruits into their faction, activate mechs to dissuade opponents from invading and expand their borders to reap greater types and quantities of resources. This aspect creates a feeling of energy and progression over the course of the entire game. The order in which players get to develop their economy and technologies adds to the unique feel of every game, even when playing as the same faction several times.


  • Official adaptation of the award-winning board game
  • 4X strategy game (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit and eXterminate)
  • Customize the mat to sharpen your strategy
  • Choose a specialty for unique games: Agriculturalist, Industrialist, Engineer, Patriot or Mechanic.
  • Fight against two levels of AI and/or your friends in hotseat.
  • Check out artistic genius Jakub Rozalski's retro-futuristic illustrations!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
    • Processor: Dual Core 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 class GPU with 1024MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
    • OS: Sierra (10.11 and +)
    • Processor: 1.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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