Players: 2-5 (expansions in future for more players)
Game Length: 2 hours+
Released by Stonemaier Games and designed by Jamey Stegmaier and Alan Stone.
Scythe has certainly quite a hyped game for 2016! Set in a alternative history of 1920s Europe Dieselpunk setting, it is a competitive game for those who want to go to war with each other!
The idea is simple enough. Each player controls a country, who are trying to be the top dogs in this Mecha history, and to keep expanding, you need workers, resources and armies. There are objectives to complete and for each of those you will get to place a star on the board. Once the first person reaches 6 stars, the game is over and using the scoring system you tally up and the winner is determined.
I won’t go too deep into the rules, as there are plenty of excellent videos that can show you in more detail! This is a slightly difficult game to describe in words, and much better just playing, or watching a video to understand.