SCYTHE BOARD GAME HISTORY

Scythe was designed by Jamey Stegmaier and published by his company; Stonemaier Games. The game was brought to life through the crowdfunding website Kickstarter, raising more than $1.8million thanks to over 17,000 backers. This was a game that had plenty of hype around it, and the reviews didn't disappoint.

After its initial launch in summer 2016, Scythe won five Golden Geek Awards: Board Game of the Year, Artwork and Presentation, Strategy Game, Solo Game and Thematic Game. Scythe also won the Origins Award for Game of the Year.

Since 2016 there have been a trilogy of expansions released, with The Wind Gambit picking up the Golden Geek Award for Best Expansion in 2017.

SCYTHE BOARD GAME FRANCHISE

Alongside the base game, there are three expansions for Scythe. The first expansion to be released was Invaders from Afar, which added two more factions to the game. This expansion also increased the player count capability to seven.

This was followed up by award-winning Wind Gambit, which brought airships and resolution modules to the game.

The final instalment in the expansion trilogy, The Rise of Fenris, was released in the summer of 2018. This extends the story in an eight-episode campaign full of surprises.

Finally, we have My Little Scythe. This is a fun, family edition of the game.

SCYTHE BOARD GAME HISTORY

Scythe was designed by Jamey Stegmaier and published by his company; Stonemaier Games. The game was brought to life through the crowdfunding website Kickstarter, raising more than $1.8million thanks to over 17,000 backers. This was a game that had plenty of hype around it, and the reviews didn't disappoint.

After its initial launch in summer 2016, Scythe won five Golden Geek Awards: Board Game of the Year, Artwork and Presentation, Strategy Game, Solo Game and Thematic Game. Scythe also won the Origins Award for Game of the Year.

Since 2016 there have been a trilogy of expansions released, with The Wind Gambit picking up the Golden Geek Award for Best Expansion in 2017.

SCYTHE BOARD GAME FRANCHISE

Alongside the base game, there are three expansions for Scythe. The first expansion to be released was Invaders from Afar, which added two more factions to the game. This expansion also increased the player count capability to seven.

This was followed up by award-winning Wind Gambit, which brought airships and resolution modules to the game.

The final instalment in the expansion trilogy, The Rise of Fenris, was released in the summer of 2018. This extends the story in an eight-episode campaign full of surprises.

Finally, we have My Little Scythe. This is a fun, family edition of the game.

FROM THE PUBLISHER

"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.

"In Scythe, each player represents a character from one of five factions of Eastern Europe 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."

Scythe Board Game Review

By David Boyd | 12/11/2018 | 0 Comments

Scythe is an excellent game that smashes together great euro-style mechanisms and superb thematic gameplay. Read more in our review.

Scythe: The Wind Gambit Review

By David Boyd | 18/07/2018

Scythe: The Wind Gambit is the 2nd small box expansion for Scythe, adding a couple of extra ingredients to the pot; such as an airship for each faction.

Scythe: Invaders From Afar Review

By David Boyd | 27/10/2017

The Scythe: Invaders From Afar expansion sees the addition of two new factions; The Albion and The Togawa. Find out more in our review.

My Little Scythe – Review

By Nick Welford | 04/09/2018

Starting out as a pet project for a Dad and Daughter, My Little Scythe condenses the gameplay of Scythe into a bite-sized family friendly game of pie fights.

Q&A with Scythe Creator Jamey Stegmaier

By Josh | 04/10/2016

We were fortunate enough this week to interview Jamey Stegmaier, the creator of the hugely successful board game Scythe! We spoke to him about the unparalleled success of the original game, as well as the upcoming Invaders From Afar expansion.

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SCYTHE

BASE GAME

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Scythe has become one of the most popular board games on the market! It's a 4X game set in an alternate-history 1920's period. It's a time of farming and war, with each player taking on the role of a character from each Eastern Europa faction. Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous mechs.

SCYTHE

INVADERS FROM AFAR

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The first expansion released for Scythe, Invaders from Afar introduces the Albion and Togawa factions. Both have been watching from a distance, but now scout the land and employ their own distinct styles of conquering. The new factions allow for seven people to play Scythe. You'll also receive 10 new miniatures and 62 custom wooden tokens.

SCYTHE

THE WIND GAMBIT

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The second expansion released for Scythe, The Wind Gambit introduces airships and the resolution module. These new modules can be played together or separately. Airships are moved via a Move action, and rivers and lakes do not constrain their movement. The resolution module changes the way a game of Scythe ends.

SCYTHE

THE RISE OF FENRIS

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The third expansion for Scythe, The Rise of Fenris is the conclusion to the expansion trilogy. The story continues and then concludes with an eight-episode campaign full of surprises, unlocks and persistent elements. the new modules can be used in various combinations to cater to player preferences.

SCYTHE

GAME BOARD EXTENSION

Make your game of Scythe even bigger with the board extension. This game board slides next to the back side of the standard board. This creates a complete board with 70% bigger hexes. All units and resources in Scythe are kept on the board, so the larger hexes provide more space. Use the space to it's maximum with seven players.

SCYTHE

"MY LITTLE SCYTHE"

£31.89Add to basket

A competitive, family-friendly adaptation of the Scythe board game series. This version originally a privately made print and play game, but it soon caught the eye of Jamey Stegmaier. Each player controls two young seekers from one of the seven animal kingdoms, embarking on an adventure in the Kingdom of Pomme.

SCYTHE

BASE GAME

£50.81Add to basket

Scythe has become one of the most popular board games on the market! It's a 4X game set in an alternate-history 1920's period. It's a time of farming and war, with each player taking on the role of a character from each Eastern Europa faction. Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous mechs.

£50.81Add to basket

SCYTHE

INVADERS FROM AFAR

£20.33Add to basket

The first expansion released for Scythe, Invaders from Afar introduces the Albion and Togawa factions. Both have been watching from a distance, but now scout the land and employ their own distinct styles of conquering. The new factions allow for seven people to play Scythe. You'll also receive 10 new miniatures and 62 custom wooden tokens.

£20.33Add to basket

SCYTHE

THE WIND GAMBIT

£15.33Add to basket

The second expansion released for Scythe, The Wind Gambit introduces airships and the resolution module. These new modules can be played together or separately. Airships are moved via a Move action, and rivers and lakes do not constrain their movement. The resolution module changes the way a game of Scythe ends.

£15.33Add to basket

SCYTHE

THE RISE OF FENRIS

£41.53Add to basket

The third expansion for Scythe, The Rise of Fenris is the conclusion to the expansion trilogy. The story continues and then concludes with an eight-episode campaign full of surprises, unlocks and persistent elements. the new modules can be used in various combinations to cater to player preferences.

£41.53Add to basket

SCYTHE

BOARD GAME EXTENSION

Make your game of Scythe even bigger with the board extension. This game board slides next to the back side of the standard board. This creates a complete board with 70% bigger hexes. All units and resources in Scythe are kept on the board, so the larger hexes provide more space. Use the space to it's maximum with seven players.

SCYTHE

"MY LITTLE SCYTHE"

£31.89Add to basket

A competitive, family-friendly adaptation of the Scythe board game series. This version originally a privately made print and play game, but it soon caught the eye of Jamey Stegmaier. Each player controls two young seekers from one of the seven animal kingdoms, embarking on an adventure in the Kingdom of Pomme.

£31.89Add to basket