Fenris Rises, Comes to Scythe

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There’s one last expansion for Scythe. The Great War has ended. Will you survive the aftermath?

If you have never played Scythe, you are missing out on one of the coolest board game experiences of the last few years. The game is gorgeous, and it plays incredibly well. It starts off as a simple worker placement game that grows and expands and twists in ways that I don’t really want to spoil–but, suffice it to say, here we are at the final expansion. The Rise of Fenris.

via Stonemaier Games

Scythe: The Rise of Fenris

Empires have risen and fallen in the aftermath of the Great War, and Europa stands on the precipice of a new era. The economy is robust, morale is high, and defenses are strong. There are reports from the countryside of strange soldiers with glowing eyes, but they seem distant and harmless.

Scythe: The Rise of Fenris, the conclusion to the Scythe expansion trilogy, enables two different options for any player count (1-5 if you have Scythe; 1-7 players if you have Invaders from Afar):

  • Campaign (8 games): The story of Scythe continues and concludes with an 8-episode campaign. While the campaign includes surprises, unlocks, and persistent elements, it is fully resettable and replayable.
  • Modular (11 modules): Instead of—or after—the campaign, the new modules in The Rise of Fenris can be used in various combinations to cater to player preferences. These modules are fully compatible with all Scythe expansions.

While the exact nature of the episodes and modules will remain a mystery (some of these components are in secret tuckboxes), the components in this expansion include a detailed episodic guidebook, 13 plastic miniatures, 62 wooden tokens, 2 custom dice, 5 tiles, and 100+ cardboard tokens.

Scythe: The Rise of Fenris will be available from retailers worldwide in Q3 2018.

Through Fenris’ Rise, Empires Fall, we have seen each other through it all. And when push comes to shove Scythe will send a fully armed mech battalion to remind you of its love. Da da da da daaa…

  • ZeeLobby

    anyone play this? Any good?

    • Huntard

      Scythe is an extremely good boardgame featuring territory control, managing a variety of different resources and win conditions and even a cool exploration and minor storytelling element. If you’re comfortable with boardgames that are a bit more complex I would strongly recommend it. Though I will warn it requires a lot of front-loaded learning before playing, but that pays off in turns being quick and the overall pace of the game being relatively rapid-fire from turn to turn.

      • ZeeLobby

        Awesome. Thanks for the break down. I’m not going to lie the artwork keeps drawing me in, haha. Maybe my group would jump on board.

      • Kabal1te

        A very well put assessment. One of my favorite board games by far

        • dakota5X5

          It’s not the easiest board game but certainly not the hardest. The board and player tiles are well laid out and once you get the hang of the various it’s icons pretty self explanitory.

          2018 is hopefully going to be a bumper year for scythe fans with this expansion and more peeks at Iron Harvest – the pc/console gamehttp://iron-harvest.com/

  • Nate Underwood

    I saw Fenris and thought it was a 40K Space Wolves thing. 🙁