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Scythe box cover art with farmers harvesting wheat in the foreground and soldiers on horseback and giant walking machines fighting in the background.

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 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 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 monstrous Mech.

The chart indicating Scythe requires 1-5 players, recommended player size for the best game time is 4, plays in 90-115 minutes, features Economic, fighting, science fiction, and territory building themes, and offers Area majority, influence, contracts, end game bonuses, grid movement, king of the hill, movement points, solo/ solitaire game, take that, variable player powers, victory points as a resource, and zone of control Mechanics

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