Scythe: Digital Edition

Asmodee Digital, The Knights of Unity

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Scythe: Digital Edition

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Available on:PCSep 5, 2018

Developers: Asmodee Digital, The Knights of Unity

Genre: Strategy

In an alternate reality in 1920s Europa, it's been several years since the "Great War", but the ashes of the conflict are still hot and the war is entering a new phase. The first conflict saw the emergence of some incredible engines of war known as Mechs. Built by "The Factory", an independent city-state which has since become the object of everyone's desire, these technological monstrosities roam the snowy landscapes of Europa. Be the hero of one of the five factions – Saxony Empire, Crimean Khanate, Rusviet Union, Polania Republic or Nordic Kingdom – and become the richest and most powerful nation in all of Europa during these dark times! To assure the victory of your people, you will need to explore and conquer new territories, enlist new recruits and deploy your forces by building formidable and terrifying combat Mechs. Replay history in a fictional past full of mechanical engines and technology, where each choice you make will be critical. Choose your battles with care, because in Scythe, victory is achieved with and for the people! GAMEPLAY: Asymmetry: every player starts the game with different resources (energy, coins, keen combat sense, popularity…), a different starting location and a secret objective. The starting positions are specifically set to contribute to the uniqueness of every faction and the asymmetrical nature of the game. Strategy: Scythe offers players almost complete control over their fate. The only elements of chance apart from each player's individual secrete objective card are the Encounter cards, which players draw to interact with the citizens of newly explored lands. Combat is also handled by way of choice; no luck or chance is involved. Engine Building: Players can improve their construction abilities to become more efficient, build structures that improve their position on the map, enlist new recruits into their faction, activate mechs to dissuade opponents from invading and expand their borders to reap greater types and quantities of resources. This aspect creates a feeling of energy and progression over the course of the entire game. The order in which players get to develop their economy and technologies adds to the unique feel of every game, even when playing as the same faction several times. FEATURES: Official adaptation of the award-winning board game 4X strategy game (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit and eXterminate) Customize the mat to sharpen your strategy Choose a specialty for unique games: Agriculturalist, Industrialist, Engineer, Patriot or Mechanic. Fight against two levels of AI and/or your friends in hotseat. Check out artistic genius Jakub Rozalski's retro-futuristic illustrations!

Scythe: Digital Edition Critic Reviews

Overall if you're looking for a way to get your Scythe fix in on a Tuesday evening when everyone else can't play, then yes, this adaptation is for you. If however you're looking for a replacement for your gaming group or a rigorous competitive scene, the player base just isn't there yet.

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Scythe: Digital Edition is one of the best digital translations of a board game that I had the opportunity to try. Having contact with its original version obviously helped me when I was transported to dystopian Europe in the 1920s and also helped me to see how well the adaptation of Asmodee Games was done. Veterans will miss moving real pieces, counting pennies and even gathering everything together after playing, but I guarantee they will agree with me that the quality has remained in the digital version of this excellent game. Obviously it does not replace the charm of the original game, but it is a great alternative to play with friends.

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