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It is a time of unrest in 1920s Europa. The ashes from the first great war still darken the snow. 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 4X 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. In Scythe, each player represents a character from one of five factions of Eastern Europa who are attempting to earn their fortune and claim their faction's stake in the land around the mysterious Factory.
Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous mechs. Each player begins the game with different resources (power, coins, combat acumen, and popularity), a different starting location, and a hidden goal.
Starting positions are specially calibrated to contribute to each faction’s uniqueness and the asymmetrical nature of the game (each faction always starts in the same place). Scythe gives players almost complete control over their fate.
Other than each player’s individual hidden objective card, the only elements of luck or variability are “encounter” cards that players will draw as they interact with the citizens of newly explored lands. Each encounter card provides the player with several options, allowing them to mitigate the luck of the draw through their selection.
Combat is also driven by choices, not luck or randomness. Scythe uses a streamlined action-selection mechanism (no rounds or phases) to keep gameplay moving at a brisk pace and reduce downtime between turns. While there is plenty of direct conflict for players who seek it, there is no player elimination.
Every part of Scythe has an aspect of engine-building to it. Players can upgrade actions to become more efficient, build structures that improve their position on the map, enlist new recruits to enhance character abilities, activate mechs to deter opponents from invading, and expand their borders to reap greater types and quantities of resources.
These engine-building aspects create a sense of momentum and progress throughout the game. The order in which players improve their engine adds to the unique feel of each game, even when playing one faction multiple times.
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Good price. I like this game, don't love it like some but definitely worth checking out
chungle7804/02/2020 09:01

Good price. I like this game, don't love it like some but definitely worth …Good price. I like this game, don't love it like some but definitely worth checking out


I fell out of love with it but apparently the Rise of Fenris expansion adds a lot to it. Going to start playing the campaign in there soon I hope.
I keep thinking about this. I want a bigger, more Euro-y game for solo play and am trying to decide between this, Terraforming Mars or something else. I'm usually an Ameritrashy dice chucker and want to broaden my horizons a bit.
This is an excellent price regardless.
jamesvolunteer04/02/2020 09:18

I keep thinking about this. I want a bigger, more Euro-y game for solo …I keep thinking about this. I want a bigger, more Euro-y game for solo play and am trying to decide between this, Terraforming Mars or something else. I'm usually an Ameritrashy dice chucker and want to broaden my horizons a bit. This is an excellent price regardless.


I've only played it solo once and it was pretty good. I think there are better solo games out there, although I don't usually solo game, but the theme and styling of this are great. The mechanics work well too and scales up nicely. Might be tough with 2 players.
Please stop with all the deals.

I'm trying not to buy anything more but these are so tempting. I'm looking for a heavy style game and like the look of Scythe, Brass Birmingham and Terra Mystica (although the latter is leading just now because it sounds the most involved).

Will probably just bide my time, do lots of research before deciding to BUY THEM ALL.
HedleyP04/02/2020 10:10

Please stop with all the deals. I'm trying not to buy anything more but …Please stop with all the deals. I'm trying not to buy anything more but these are so tempting. I'm looking for a heavy style game and like the look of Scythe, Brass Birmingham and Terra Mystica (although the latter is leading just now because it sounds the most involved). Will probably just bide my time, do lots of research before deciding to BUY THEM ALL.


If it helps. I just bought Terra Mystica but it's not arrived yet.
Scythe is great but I've played it too much, it isn't too heavy though. Can easily be taught without a rulebook.
Not played Brass (either of them) but they get a lot of love.
I have been looking at Arkwright but that looks pretty intense
Cool, tell me how you get on.

The heaviest we have is Agricola which we love but there's a couple of us in the small group who want something a lot more involved.
HedleyP04/02/2020 10:18

Cool, tell me how you get on. The heaviest we have is Agricola which we …Cool, tell me how you get on. The heaviest we have is Agricola which we love but there's a couple of us in the small group who want something a lot more involved.


If you like Agricola then I'd say Terra Mystica from what I've seen. Viticulture is very good but not any heavier than Agricola but more fun imo.
HedleyP04/02/2020 10:10

Please stop with all the deals. I'm trying not to buy anything more but …Please stop with all the deals. I'm trying not to buy anything more but these are so tempting. I'm looking for a heavy style game and like the look of Scythe, Brass Birmingham and Terra Mystica (although the latter is leading just now because it sounds the most involved). Will probably just bide my time, do lots of research before deciding to BUY THEM ALL.



Terra Mystica is my favourite board game but you need to make sure it'll fit with your group. It has extremely little randomness to it which means that better players will always beat weaker players. Due to this, I got too good for my friends and now it never reaches the table; this is a shame because it's such an interesting game.

I'd recommend checking the digital version out on boardgamearena.com first before deciding whether to buy it or not.
If you love Agricola - caverna is the game for you then. Scythe is horrendous.. it is a painful game. Avoid.
jamesvolunteer04/02/2020 09:18

I keep thinking about this. I want a bigger, more Euro-y game for solo …I keep thinking about this. I want a bigger, more Euro-y game for solo play and am trying to decide between this, Terraforming Mars or something else. I'm usually an Ameritrashy dice chucker and want to broaden my horizons a bit. This is an excellent price regardless.



I was looking for a decent solo boardgame as all my boardgames are multiplayer - I ordered Terraforming Mars earlier after looking at various boardgame sites. It seemed to crop up alot as one of the best ones and I like the theme. People seem to say the pieces / cards are poor quality though (I've also seen pics online showing this) - I bought mine from Amazon just incase there are any issues.
Edited by: "Master_Yoda" 5th Feb
TiscaliSurvivor04/02/2020 23:35

If you love Agricola - caverna is the game for you then. Scythe is …If you love Agricola - caverna is the game for you then. Scythe is horrendous.. it is a painful game. Avoid.



Hmmm... ok. I was looking at solo boardgames this morning and was wondering about this Scythe game as it keeps coming up in the Top 10 best Solo Boardgames - don't know anything about it. Will avoid then. I wanted to buy Agricola the full game, but it's ridiculously expensive. I have Agricola All Creatures Great and Small with all the expansions and it's a really great fun multiplayer game with loads of replayability (even without the expansions). Why is Agricola over £80???

Is this Caverna game you mentioned a good solo game?

Hang on: Caverna is £95 on Amazon?(!) Does it come with real money? What's with these prices?
Edited by: "Master_Yoda" 5th Feb
Master_Yoda05/02/2020 11:45

Hmmm... ok. I was looking at solo boardgames this morning and was …Hmmm... ok. I was looking at solo boardgames this morning and was wondering about this Scythe game as it keeps coming up in the Top 10 best Solo Boardgames - don't know anything about it. Will avoid then. I wanted to buy Agricola the full game, but it's ridiculously expensive. I have Agricola All Creatures Great and Small with all the expansions and it's a really great fun multiplayer game with loads of replayability (even without the expansions). Why is Agricola over £80???Is this Caverna game you mentioned a good solo game?Hang on: Caverna is £95 on Amazon?(!) Does it come with real money? What's with these prices?


Caverna is the next evolution of Agricola basically. Its a worker placement game that comes with a lot of stuff but prices have been going crazy recently. You can pick it up for 70ish usually.
Scythe is a different game altogether, it's an area control/engine building game with some conflict in it but still quite euro feel to it as has an element of worker placement. It isn't for everyone but I like it and it is very popular. Only complaint is that once played a lot, the games tend to go similar ways based on which faction you are. The solo mode works pretty well.
Agricola Family Edition has a solo mode and can be had for about £20. Although a simplified Agricola it isn't just a kids game. Someone on bgg has done an ai opponent varient for the solo mode as well which looks decent.
TiscaliSurvivor04/02/2020 23:35

If you love Agricola - caverna is the game for you then. Scythe is …If you love Agricola - caverna is the game for you then. Scythe is horrendous.. it is a painful game. Avoid.


Not the experience I've had with it. I do agree that if you like Agricola then Caverna would be the next logical step (if you can find a cheap copy)
jayhutton1005/02/2020 12:10

Caverna is the next evolution of Agricola basically. Its a worker …Caverna is the next evolution of Agricola basically. Its a worker placement game that comes with a lot of stuff but prices have been going crazy recently. You can pick it up for 70ish usually.Scythe is a different game altogether, it's an area control/engine building game with some conflict in it but still quite euro feel to it as has an element of worker placement. It isn't for everyone but I like it and it is very popular. Only complaint is that once played a lot, the games tend to go similar ways based on which faction you are. The solo mode works pretty well.Agricola Family Edition has a solo mode and can be had for about £20. Although a simplified Agricola it isn't just a kids game. Someone on bgg has done an ai opponent varient for the solo mode as well which looks decent.



Yeh - I was looking at that Family Edition Agricola deal this morning. When I saw that the full Agricola game can be played solo, I thought I may aswell just get that instead, but then saw the price of it lol. Is it worth me getting the Family Edition Agricola if I have All Creatures Big and Small?
Edited by: "Master_Yoda" 5th Feb
Master_Yoda05/02/2020 12:15

Yeh - I was looking at that Family Edition Agricola deal this morning. …Yeh - I was looking at that Family Edition Agricola deal this morning. When I saw that the full Agricola game can be played solo, I thought I may aswell just get that instead, but then saw the price of it lol. Is it worth me getting the Family Edition Agricola if I have All Creatures Big and Small?


They are different games, similar theme and mechanic. I've not played All Creatures Big and Small, other than app version, though so don't know for sure
Edited by: "jayhutton10" 5th Feb
Just received Terraforming Mars - can't believe how cheaply manufactured it is... wow... How tight are these board game companies?? These board games aren't cheap... No excuse for this. No plastic inserts inside the box... What the hell?? Everything is literally just chucked inside and everything was flying around inside the box. The player boards are so cheap - they are literally just thin cheap paper - thinner and worse quality than the takeaway free flyers you get through the post... (...) - My copper cubes are all damaged (...) - every single one has a chip on the corner with missing copper colour... another colour cube has the same. The board feels very cheap and is actually very small. The instructions are paper thin too. Wow - how do they justify the cost? Makes me angry as this is one of the very top boardgames on all top 100 lists. They should rate the build quality when they rate these games...

Anyway - I ordered Scythe and the Fenris Expansion pack earlier - after looking online and watching a playthrough I thought it was worth a punt especially as the price is cheapest for both on 365 games.
Edited by: "Master_Yoda" 6th Feb
Master_Yoda06/02/2020 17:18

Just received Terraforming Mars - can't believe how cheaply manufactured …Just received Terraforming Mars - can't believe how cheaply manufactured it is... wow... How tight are these board game companies?? These board games aren't cheap... No excuse for this. No plastic inserts inside the box... What the hell?? Everything is literally just chucked inside and everything was flying around inside the box. The player boards are so cheap - they are literally just thin cheap paper - thinner and worse quality than the takeaway free flyers you get through the post... (...) - My copper cubes are all damaged (...) - every single one has a chip on the corner with missing copper colour... another colour cube has the same. The board feels very cheap and is actually very small. The instructions are paper thin too. Wow - how do they justify the cost? Makes me angry as this is one of the very top boardgames on all top 100 lists. They should rate the build quality when they rate these games...Anyway - I ordered Scythe and the Fenris Expansion pack earlier - after looking online and watching a playthrough I thought it was worth a punt especially as the price is cheapest for both on 365 games.


Where did you buy TM from as it is one of the ones that has been faked badly recently. Can get it from aliexpress for £20.
That being said, there have been serious complaints over production quality for it anyway.
Most people have been complaining about misaligned printing on the tokens more than anything. I saw one who had complained and been sent another set that was worse than the original as a replacement.
I don't think you can go wrong with scythe, especially with the Fenris expansion which I am still yet to play. I've started with a new group and one of them has it but not got very far through the campaign so he's suggested we just start from the beginning again.
Master_Yoda05/02/2020 12:15

Yeh - I was looking at that Family Edition Agricola deal this morning. …Yeh - I was looking at that Family Edition Agricola deal this morning. When I saw that the full Agricola game can be played solo, I thought I may aswell just get that instead, but then saw the price of it lol. Is it worth me getting the Family Edition Agricola if I have All Creatures Big and Small?


Oh I had a solo game of Agricola Family Edition last night to see what it was like. Really enjoyed it.
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jayhutton1006/02/2020 17:23

Where did you buy TM from as it is one of the ones that has been faked …Where did you buy TM from as it is one of the ones that has been faked badly recently. Can get it from aliexpress for £20.That being said, there have been serious complaints over production quality for it anyway. Most people have been complaining about misaligned printing on the tokens more than anything. I saw one who had complained and been sent another set that was worse than the original as a replacement.I don't think you can go wrong with scythe, especially with the Fenris expansion which I am still yet to play. I've started with a new group and one of them has it but not got very far through the campaign so he's suggested we just start from the beginning again.



Amazon (Amazon UK was the seller) - looks genuine, but just cheaply made.

Also, I saw some videos online of people who have painted the Scythe pieces and they look amazing - after seeing those works of art, I'm not sure I could live with the unpainted pieces...
Edited by: "Master_Yoda" 6th Feb
jayhutton1006/02/2020 17:24

Oh I had a solo game of Agricola Family Edition last night to see what it …Oh I had a solo game of Agricola Family Edition last night to see what it was like. Really enjoyed it.[Image]



Yeh - I thought it would be good. Wish I'd got it now. The £19 something offer deal on that has now expired
Master_Yoda06/02/2020 17:25

Amazon (Amazon UK was the seller) - looks genuine, but just cheaply …Amazon (Amazon UK was the seller) - looks genuine, but just cheaply made.Also, I saw some videos online of people who have painted the Scythe pieces and they look amazing - after seeing those works of art, I'm not sure I could live with the unpainted pieces...


It's a slippery slope. I've started painting my rising sun pieces, takes forever

Ah, still could be a fake but like I say there have been quality issues with the game. I'd contact stronghold games and complain. They will almost certainly send replacements for the damaged stuff.
jayhutton1006/02/2020 17:29

It's a slippery slope. I've started painting my rising sun pieces, takes …It's a slippery slope. I've started painting my rising sun pieces, takes forever Ah, still could be a fake but like I say there have been quality issues with the game. I'd contact stronghold games and complain. They will almost certainly send replacements for the damaged stuff.



ok - will do
Master_Yoda06/02/2020 17:28

Yeh - I thought it would be good. Wish I'd got it now. The £19 something …Yeh - I thought it would be good. Wish I'd got it now. The £19 something offer deal on that has now expired


It's £21 with the code at 365games. Or you could set a camels alert for amazon for when it drops again
jayhutton1006/02/2020 17:34

It's £21 with the code at 365games. Or you could set a camels alert for …It's £21 with the code at 365games. Or you could set a camels alert for amazon for when it drops again



Yeh - I've too many games now to play, so I'm happy to wait for it to drop again(!). I'm currently watching videos of people who've bought custom plastic 3D player mat overlays / backboards for Terraforming Mars. It's kinda crazy to me, but it seems that everyone online is saying you need to buy these and it's a must given the crappy paper boards that come with the game...
off beam a little but if you want to play agricola on your own, why not get the app - Its very good!
Master_Yoda05/02/2020 11:45

Hmmm... ok. I was looking at solo boardgames this morning and was …Hmmm... ok. I was looking at solo boardgames this morning and was wondering about this Scythe game as it keeps coming up in the Top 10 best Solo Boardgames - don't know anything about it. Will avoid then. I wanted to buy Agricola the full game, but it's ridiculously expensive. I have Agricola All Creatures Great and Small with all the expansions and it's a really great fun multiplayer game with loads of replayability (even without the expansions). Why is Agricola over £80???Is this Caverna game you mentioned a good solo game?Hang on: Caverna is £95 on Amazon?(!) Does it come with real money? What's with these prices?


Its got rubies and donkeys so is great! No single player mode.. The Agricola App on IOS is very good if you have no friends or your kids hate you!
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