Scythe vs Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

  • 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
  • Great for adults
  • Cooperative game
  • Cast of the television series
  • Part of a licensed universe
  • Steep learning curve

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Strategy

Scythe
Behold!! Gaze in amazement, as you have stumbled upon the greatest board game, in all the ages!
Behold!! Gaze in amazement, as you have stumbled upon the greatest board game, in all the ages! Prepare yourself to be immersed in a glorious steam-punk reality of endless wonder! You my friend, are about to embark on the intrepid journey that is.... Scythe!! With the expansion pack, choose from 7 d...
5/5
Luke Marrs
5 years ago
amazon.com
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Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
Or are they Cylons bent on destroying Humanity? If your gaming group enjoys highly-thematic political intrigue, and can handle some good-natured infighting and backstabbing, you'll enjoy Battlestar Galactica. If you like playing a game where there is a continuous challenge, and victory is always a very close call, Battlestar Galactica is for you. If you're a fan of the hit Sci Fi Channel show, and want to simulate the twists and turns on your game table, then Battlestar Galactica is the game you have been waiting for!
PositivePositive
3 months ago
boardgaming.com
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Theme

Scythe
Why so much hate for Terraforming Mars and Scythe?
However, Scythe isn’t what it originally seems so can disappoint. It’s not a grand, exciting war game.
Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
Fan-Created Mod Reinvents the Battlestar Galactica Board Game
Such was the the case with the Battlestar Galactica, a game cut off at the knees last year when Indie Boards & Cards published The Resistance. This new game on the block played in a fraction of the time with as much if not more suspense, relegating Battlestar Galactica to the back of the game closet. Yet while I primarily play games as a test of skill, there is something to be said for an enjoyable theme
NeutralNeutral
3 months ago
mtv.com
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Pieces

Scythe
What well regard game flopped with your gaming group?
Toss: Gloomhaven, JOTL, Great Western Trail, Spirit Island (Very split here, I'm not a huge fan but its another group member's favorite game by far), Scythe, Wingspan, Viticulture, Nemesis (split), Mage Knight (split), Root, Food Chain Magnate (split), 7th continent, Azul, Eclipse, Robinson Crusoe (split), 7 wonders, Lisboa, Dominant Species (split, i actually like this one but I'm the only one in my group who does), Dominion, Mombasa, Patchwork, Trajan, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, Pandemic, Race for the Galaxy, Teotihuacan, clank. So we've played a little less than half of the BGG top 100. of the ones we've played, 22 keeps and 26 toss.
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The_Great_Mighty_Poo
reddit.com/r/boardgames
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Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
Battlestar Galactica’s beloved board game is back, but in Arkham Horror form
It was a potent mix of thematic event cards and cunning deception that has given the game an extraordinary reputation among hobbyists.
PositivePositive
3 months ago
polygon.com
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Rules

Scythe
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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Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
Fun and Deceptive
I want to start out this review saying that this is the best board game I have ever played. I've never seen a game make you so paranoid and unwilling to work with people unless you have to and it stay so fun. Players who are new to the game will be slightly overwhelmed with the seeming complexity of...
5/5
B Unser
9 years ago
amazon.com
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Player Interaction

Scythe
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.
PositivePositive
3 months ago
board-game.co.uk
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Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
Fan-Created Mod Reinvents the Battlestar Galactica Board Game
Such was the the case with the Battlestar Galactica, a game cut off at the knees last year when Indie Boards & Cards published The Resistance. This new game on the block played in a fraction of the time with as much if not more suspense, relegating Battlestar Galactica to the back of the game closet. Yet while I primarily play games as a test of skill, there is something to be said for an enjoyable theme
NeutralNeutral
3 months ago
mtv.com
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Complexity

Scythe
'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 ...
NeutralNeutral
3 months ago
businessinsider.com
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Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
Or are they Cylons bent on destroying Humanity? If your gaming group enjoys highly-thematic political intrigue, and can handle some good-natured infighting and backstabbing, you'll enjoy Battlestar Galactica. If you like playing a game where there is a continuous challenge, and victory is always a very close call, Battlestar Galactica is for you. If you're a fan of the hit Sci Fi Channel show, and want to simulate the twists and turns on your game table, then Battlestar Galactica is the game you have been waiting for!
PositivePositive
3 months ago
boardgaming.com
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Age

Scythe
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
reddit.com/r/boardgames
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Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
Battlestar Galactica
This is not a little child's gift item; it's for boardgame junkies who can play complex games based on the series. The recipient (26 years old) was delighted with it.
5/5
Peter L. Meserve
14 years ago
amazon.com
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Game Length

Scythe
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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Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
Awesome game
If you and your friends enjoy the BSG reimagined series, get this game. It's a good game that will take about 2-3 hours (more if you sit and talk for a bit like we do). Plus, as the game progresses, you lose precious resources while someone (or some people depending on the number of players) work ag...
5/5
Brandon "The Actor" Stevens
10 years ago
amazon.com
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