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 (33) - 63% of the 33 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (343) - 72% of the 343 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 5, 2018
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March 21

Drag & Drop Update patch notes



Dear players,

Today's update (build 1.428) implements several improvements suggested by our community:

Drag & drop for Move action
Rather than selecting the destination of your unit during the Move action, you can now carry the unit with your mouse and drop it where it needs to go. You can toggle this setting in the Options.

Hard AI update
A number of small tweaks have been made to the hard AI. Notable changes:
  • Saxony should now be smarter about selecting the targets of its attacks. The AI will now not only take into account the enemy's power, but also whether there are any resources on a target hex or if there is a tunnel, etc.
  • Polania will now try to pursue the 'territory control' objectives if they happen to draw any of them.

Speed games
Good news for the impatient and the expert players: the minimum time limit of Play & Stay games has been lowered down to 10 minutes per player. Note that this extreme setting is not recommended for beginners who would be more comfortable with 45 min or more per player.

Paintshop
The Painted skins of several characters have been improved:
  • Anna & Wojtek the bear (Polania Republic)
  • Zehra & Kar the eagle (Crimean Khanate)
  • Bjorn & Mox the musk ox (Nordic Kingdom)

Server optimization
The server's code has received an overhaul to better process the requests of the players, allowing for shorter response times and a lower susceptibility to connection issues.

Bugfixes
  • Recruit: fix for the bonus behavior at the game finishing action
  • Local multiplayer: fix for hidden Objectives & Combat cards
  • Move action: fix for the occasional freeze issue at the end of moves
  • Autenticar / Autenticazione: fix for the authentication issue for Spanish & Italian languages

What's next?
Rumors of the Factory's secrets have spread to distant shores. Mechs of strange designs are assembled and painted in new colors while invasion plans are being drawn...

Cheers from Europa,
- Asmodee Digital & The Knights of Unity
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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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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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