Scythe
B

Based on 102 reviews

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  • Great for a first-time board game
  • A streamlined action selection mechanism
  • Artwork is beautiful and the theme is interesting
  • Game is a bit too easy
  • Components are great

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Scythe Board Game Review | Board Games | Zatu Games UK
I think it does a good job, but it’s not the best 4x game out there.
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3 months ago
board-game.co.uk
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Strategy packed civilization game but maybe too complex for casual game players
I got this game in hopes of finding a new board game for my wife and I to play. We both enjoy strategy games and I had read a ton of good reviews about this game so I wanted to give it whirl. After owning this game for a while now, I feel ready to write a review about this game. This is not a game a...
4/5
BobbyDart
4 years ago
amazon.com
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While I don't want to just hate on Kickstarter since I think some quality has genuinely come from it, it seems like the only thing mattering now is component quality, often taking the lead to solid game play. 2011-2016 really seemed to be the sweet spot for amazing games for me. **Through the Ages 2nd (2015), Scythe (2016), Feast for Odin (2016), Terraforming Mars (2016), Eclipse (2011), Castles of Burgundy (2011), Concordia (2013), 7 Wonders Duel (2015), Orleans (2014)** all wowed me in ways I didn't think were possible.
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eatenbycthulhu
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'Scythe,' a super popular dystopian YA book, is perfect for anyone who loved 'The Hunger Games'
When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. To be honest, I don't read science fiction or fantasy novels often. No matter how well-written they are, I sometimes struggle to imagine the elaborate worlds built by the authors, enriched with advanced technology ...
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3 months ago
businessinsider.com
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But one that comes to mind particularly is Scythe. I started thinking it was okay, but through repeated plays with a game group, it got progressively duller for me. (The routine opening moves and overly restricted combat especially stifled. ).
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SecondTriggerEvent
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Scythe Review
Final Score: 3 Stars – Get your tetanus shot, fire up your rusty mechs, and enjoy the alternate reality vista from an old, yet familiar, platform.
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3 months ago
boardgamequest.com
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Scythe - The Nordic Kingdoms - First time posting my work, be gentle :)
Nicely done! One of the better painted set of Scythe miniatures.
Oddly enough after painting lots of miniatures for tabletop gaming I have yet to paint a miniature for a boardgame.
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horizon_fleet
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Scythe
In Scythe, each player represents a fallen leader attempting to restore their honor and lead their faction to power in Eastern Europa. Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate powerful mechs.
Scythe uses a streamlined action-sele...
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3 months ago
stonemaiergames.com
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Experiences with friends' gatherings where too complicated board games are bring to play?
I only bring games like that to friends who are established to be into more "hardcore" games, and never to anyone who just want a game they can understand enough to play and have fun the first time, or second if a game is quick enough. Party games and light games exist for a reason people. If you're sad no one wants to play with you maybe let go of the need to subject them to a game that needs longer than 5-10 minutes to explain. Eclipse, Terraforming Mars, Scythe... these are not good games for new or casual players.
Scythe - Shut Up & Sit Down
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.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
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3 months ago
shutupandsitdown.com
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Specs

Brand

Stonemaier Games

Material

Paper

Theme

Science Fiction

Genre

Wargame