Scythe Board Game

How To Play Scythe

Scythe Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

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Play Time
120 MIN
Scythe is set in an alternate history in the 1920s during a period of industrialization and war. Players take on the role of leaders of various factions vying for control and resources. The game combines elements of worker placement and engine building, as players gather resources, recruit workers, and construct structures to increase their power and influence. Scythe received positive reviews and has won several awards.

Place the board in the center of the table and set up the various components, including territories, structures, characters, and resources. Each player selects a faction, each with their own unique abilities and bonuses. Players take turns placing their workers on the board to gather resources, recruit new workers, construct structures, and perform other actions.

On their turn, a player can perform one main action and one optional action. Main actions include moving their workers, gathering resources, constructing structures, and engaging in combat. The game ends when a player reaches 6 victory points or all territories have been claimed. Players count up their victory points and the player with the most wins the game.

This is a simplified explanation of the game, and there are many additional mechanics and rules to consider when playing. It's recommended to read the full rulebook or watch a tutorial before playing the game. Purchase Scythe today and play it with your friends.

  • 2016 Golden Geek Award for Best Board Game Artwork/Presentation
The game Scythe should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • 1 Quick-reference Guide
  • 42 Combat Cards
  • 23 Objective Cards
  • 28 Encounter Cards
  • 12 Factory Cards
  • 5 Player Mats
  • 1 Game Board
  • 80 Resource Tokens
  • 80 Cardboard Coins
  • 2 Power Dials
  • 5 Riverwalk Cards
  • 12 Multiplier Tokens
  • 12 Encounter Tokens
  • 6 Structure Bonus Tiles
  • 5 Quick-start Cards
  • Official Scythe Game Rules And Instructions
How to Win
The objective of the game is to earn the most victory points (VPs) by the end of the game. VPs can be earned by completing objectives, controlling territories, having powerful characters, and other means.
How to Win
Please keep in mind that the official Scythe rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play Scythe. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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