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:
Very Positive (45) - 91% of the 45 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (213) - 77% of the 213 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 5, 2018

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November 14

Harvest Update patch notes

Dear players,

Today come a new update and a preview of the next content.

Harvest Update patch notes
- Play & Go: if you're not in the game at the start of your turn, an email notification will be sent to the email adress linked to your account
- Camera: a new option to turn on/off all camera animations
- Final score calculation: skip the animation by clicking on the blur area
- Local game stats: two new tabs for Combat & Other
- Mech tab: the artwork now corresponds to your faction's Mech design
- Keyboard shortcuts: refreshed graphics
- Online: fixed freeze when attacking 2 hexes controlled by the same opponent in a single turn
- Graphics: reflection probes are now active only in Beautiful & Fantastic quality profiles. If you were experiencing issues with the texture of the map (black patches), switch to any other graphics quality in the Scythe Configuration window at launch.

What's next?
Next in the pipes are improvements to the Hard AI, textured character models, gifts of Coins between human players, the Spectator mode for online games and more new features and fixes.

Thanks for reading!
- Asmodee Digital & The Knights of Unity
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October 18

Seaworthy Update patch notes

Dear players,

Thanks a lot for your feedback! This week's update is dedicated to all players who have shared with us their suggestions, error reports and logs, helping us tremendously in improving the game and cleaning up issues.

New features
- Nordic Seaworthy: it's now possible to retreat to multiple territories after Combat
- Controls: permanent camera rotation
- Controls: new option to toggle the keyboard shortcuts on/off
- Local: when several human players are in a game, the Objectives and Combat Cards list are hidden by default. Click anywhere at the start of your turn to reveal their secret content.
- Online: it's now possible to resume Play & Stay games
- Online: it's now possible to create private games (invited friends only)
- Online: min/max ELO change indicator in online games
- Album: illustrations of Player Mats & Faction Mats added in a new tab

Bug fixes
- Crimean Coercion exploit fixed
- Authentication issue fixed
- Combat softlock fixed
- AI rare freezes fixed
- Online stability improved
- Online: ELO and Karma ratings reset to their default values for the players whose ratings were under these default values due to technical issues (if you'd like to learn more on the ELO system, read this)
- Blocked objective completion during actions fixed
- Tutorial issues on 21:9 screen ratio fixed
- Fix for Worker loaded on a Mech was not getting his move if the Mech forced an enemy Worker to retreat
- Chatroom issue after the game summary screen fixed
- Various sound FX issues fixed
- Various keyboard-related issues fixed
- Various issues specific to the Mac OS version fixed

The new Factory track is available in game and in the free Soundtrack DLC:

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“Evocative, clever and rewarding”
PC Gamer

“Such a promising digital tabletop game!”
Stately Play

“Scythe (...) is truly a brilliant 4X game.”
Rubber Chicken Games

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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