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 (64) - 56% of the 64 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (277) - 72% of the 277 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Sep 5, 2018
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January 8

Hotfix 1.3.7 patch notes



Dear players,

Today's patch allows you to enjoy online matches again! Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Patch notes
- Fixes for online stability issues that appeared late December
- Fixes for miscellaneous typos and localization issues

Known issues and workarounds
A blocking bug is preventing some of our Italian and Spanish speaking players from reaching the main menu. We have just found a fix for this issue and will add it to the next update. In the meantime, here's an easy solution:
1) Go to https://account.asmodee.net/profile/location
2) Change the language to English, French or German and confirm with Actualización / Aggiorna
We would like to apologise to our Italian and Spanish speaking players for this situation.

Have a great game!
- Asmodee Digital & The Knights of Unity
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December 19, 2018

Paintshop Update patch notes



Dear players,

This week's update is a real feast for the eyes: new textures for the units, new artworks, a spectator mode and the glitter of gold coins passing from hand to hand!


Paintshop and unit skins
All units of all factions have now two possible skins: Plain and Painted. You can view and choose which one to use in the Paintshop, available from the main menu.
Note that the Painted skins of some characters aren't final yet.

Painted Olga & Changa looking at two Plain workers


Updated main menu
Do you enjoy the work of Jakub Rozalski? The main menu now displays a random background from a pool of 8 of his artworks, changing at every launch of the game.


Spectator mode
You can now watch online games without playing to learn from your peers. Hit the "Spectate" button of any ongoing game in the lobby to watch the action. For extra convenience, this button is also available next to your friends' names in the Friends panel. Note that the Objectives and Combat Cards of all players remain hidden to the spectators to prevent any cheating.


Bribes
As per the official rules, you can now give Coins to any other player in local and online games. In the lower right corner, click on the icon of a faction above the End Turn button to access the interface handling gifts of coins. This can only be done during your turn and outside of combat.



Bugfixes and miscellaneous
- Nordic Seaworthy: fixes for retreats to lakes. Note that workers are no longer allowed to retreat to a lake without a mech to transport them.
- Undo: the button can now correctly be used after selecting an action that cannot be paid for.
- Production: added a warning message when ending a turn after produing but missing the production of a hex with a mill.
- Tutorials: fixes and tweaks for several tutorial missions
- VFX: units moving or retreating after a fight will no longer leave their shadow hanging in the air mid-flight
- SFX: several new feedback sounds added for yet-silent buttons


What's next?
- The first update of 2019 will bring improvements to the Hard AI, an optional drag & drop control for the Move action and further tweaks to the tutorials.
- As requested by the community, inviting offline players to Play & Go games has also been added to the roadmap for early 2019.


Enjoy the Paintshop update!
- Asmodee Digital & The Knights of Unity
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Reviews

“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!

Gameplay:

  • 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.

Features:

  • 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

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
    Minimum:
    • 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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