Scythe: Digital Edition

Last updated on November 26th, 2022 at 12:15 am

Scythe: Digital Edition


Scythe: Digital Edition is one of the best $8.99 to play game in the App Store.
Developed by Asmodee Digital, Scythe: Digital Edition is a Board game with a content rating of 9+.
It was released on 16th September 2020 with the latest update 14th November 2022

Whether you are a fan of Board, Strategy, games, you will find this game interesting and will absolutely like it.


120 people have rated 2.0.6

You can download the game Scythe: Digital Edition from APP STORE.


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!


  • 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.


  • 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 alone against an AI, face your friends in Hotseat or face opponents from all over the world in Online Mode
  • Check out artistic genius Jakub Rozalski’s retro-futuristic illustrations!

Discover new challenges with the Invaders from Afar expansion!

While empires rise and fall in Eastern Europa, the rest of the world takes notice, and covets the secrets of the Factory. Two distant factions, Albion and Togawa, send out their emissaries to scout the land and plan their best strategy for conquest. They will all lead their mechs to war, but who will come out victorious?


  • Play as one of the two new redoubtable factions, Clan Albion and The Togawa Shogunate, and use their mechs with their unique abilities
  • Two new player mats: Militant and Innovative
  • Now up to 7 players!

Please note that Scythe: Digital Edition app requires a device with a minimum of 2GB Ram

Updated on 14th November 2022

Hello from The Factory!

We’ve got new spinning gears, more metal and a clean mech for you!

Account migration:
All Asmodee accounts will be transferred to TKoU accounts.
You can transfer your account by logging into your existing Asmodee account, after logging in, the migration screen will appear.

Please download the game update. Players who do not update the game cannot play online. When entering an online game, the maintenance screen will be shown on a non-updated build.

If you have lost access to your e-mail inbox and want to keep your current Scythe account (mainly match histories, your ELO, etc.), please log in to your Asmodee account immediately to change your e-mail address.

If you cannot log into your Asmodee account, please contact Asmodee to change your e-mail address. It’s needed to transfer your account and keep all your data, so don’t hesitate.
Remember to transfer your account before December 31!

Known issues:

  • Logging in 2 the same accounts on two devices.
  • Full-scale invasion achievement.

Bug fixes:

  • Fix for transferring coins to other players.
  • Fix for wrong faction music playing. Now Togawa track plays for Togawa players and the Albion track plays for Albion players.
  • Fix for game crash after loading empty save.
  • Added animation to the set trap button to make it more visible.
  • Fix for abilities like Scout, Artillery etc. do not notify the player they’re inflicted upon in hot seat games.
  • Better hitbox for factions preview buttons.
  • Improved text scaling on encounter cards.
  • Added a support button – now you can send us feedback from a panel in the game.

Many thanks for all your feedback and see you in The Factory!

Scythe: Digital Edition Reviews

Fantastic game, great app, but its still missing the Wind Gambit and Rise of Fenris expansions, and it has been out for years at this point.

Totally lame that it doesnt get past the loading screen when on airplane mode! We specifically bought this for a cross country flight.

We have followed the steps to migrate to knights of unity from asmodee. Net. NOT WORKING. We JUST WANT TO PLAY SCYTHE ONLINE. PLEASE SEND HELP.

We love this game but we cant seem to figure out how to increase the bot difficulty. Easy is too easy. Any advice app designers? Im not sure where to look.

This is a great app for a great game. The developers need to make it a little easier to look at your competitors player mats. It is a big deal when you ate playing the board game. We are not sure there is a way on the app or at least we have not figured it out Hopefully this is something they will develop soon it would be a six-star gave if they did.., pun was fully intended!!!

  1. Sometimes Togawa and Albion, after moving the hero, do not have the opportunity to set a trap. 2. Sometimes goals don’t work. 3. The function of turning off tracking the actions of the enemy is very necessary. This makes it very difficult to think and plan your move when you are forced to watch the actions and adventure cards of opponents in full screen. Please make the function to disable the ability to monitor the actions of opponents, as it was implemented in the Steam version.

Id love the game more if there was SOUND when playing on our iPad. Sound works perfectly on our iPhone though.

We recently got into the Scythe board game and was very excited to try the digital version so that we could play more often. However after playing around 10 games of this version there are some huge issues and we dont think we will be playing anymore. First, the sound has never worked for us. We’ve restarted the app multiple times and made sure the option is on -still no sound. Not a huge deal but we feel this is a bug they need to fix. Next, we know the rules say everybody gets a random faction/mat combination, but if Im playing bots offline we should be able to pick what combo we want. On top of this, it picks Crimea for us every single time!!!! Lastly, the AI for the bots is garbage. We have beat the hardest difficulty bots ever single time we try. Its not even challenging or fun and Im not even that good at the game. To conclude, dont buy this if you want to choose your own faction/mat, want a decent challenge, dont want to get stuck playing the same faction over and over again, and play without sound. This was very disappointing for us and Im not expecting it to improve.

The fact that you have to have all of the friends you want to play an ASYNCHRONOUS game with online at the same time to setup the game is downright unforgivable. It should be a very simple change to allow you to invite friends from a friends list without then being online. The logistics of getting all the friends you want to play a game with on at the same time when its async is a huge unnecessary hassle. As well made as this app is, that is such a glaring issue that we cant help but to bring our review down to 2 stars. What good is a great app if you cant even easily play it with your friends?

The game is good adaptation waiting till you are deep into a game to force account creation is scummy.

Im not sure exactly what update did this, but the iPad version is impossible to play online for us now. It sits at authenticating when we go to online or to login settings. Just hangs. We’ve uninstalled, restarted, reinstalled. Nothin. Im on iOS 15.5. Too bad for now.

Used to love playing this especially on planes. Recently got halfway through a match while on a plane with no internet access. Game spammed messages for us to sign up for an account and wouldnt let us ignore it. Wish we could get our money back for the bait and switch.

We want to report a bug, but there seems to be no app support. We captured a video of the issue. Mech is unable to drop resources after moving one space with workers. 1. Pick up workers + 3 metal 2. Move one space 3. Drop 3 metal 4. Move another space The metal continues moving with the mech despite dropping them.

Have run into a number of glitches that can be super frustrating. Most recently not being able to use the submerge much advantage with the Nordic Faction. Please fix. Thanks!

This is a great conversion of a very complicated board game, however 2 glaring issues keep it from being 5 stars. 1. The incessant Asmodee account pop-ups are infuriating. Especially when we normally only play offline against the CPU. Its even more annoying to get the pop-ups in airplane mode on a flight. 2. There is no undo mid-turn. Sometimes we accidentally tap on something to clear/open a window, we tap instead of drag or in some cases, we would like to see what move is possible; but either way, we have to finish the turn, wait for all the CPU turns, pretend we didnt see what they did and then hit undo. Lets get a better undo for a game with so many options 3. Smaller problem, but the way to check opponents game mats is glitchy/broken for us on iPad.

So far the game is well done, mirrors the pc port well and awesome job being able to play both pc and mobile players. Needs the following updates: 1) change the timer from a total per game to total per turn. For instance, when someone is AFK, the game will just let their 20min timer run out. Change each turn to a set timer like 30-60 seconds 2) show all future available upgrades, not just the next available 3) design a better method for flag/trap dropping, and pop up a reminder to do so 4) drop someone who doesnt load into the game, it just freezes the game for everyone 5) show the name of the board you are using with your faction.

Scythe is our favorite board game. When this app works we love it. The last game we played was 7 players; two humans and five AI. The game skipped Polania and Rusviet each turn. Also, we had all of our enlists and each time our neighbor would take a bottom row action it would show that we received our bonus but not ACTUALLY give it to us. Insane. Why cant this game be fixed? Plenty of people have complained.

Please add rotating camera. It would make a pretty game prettier.

This game is absolute pig filth, you cant tell what your opponents are doing and the game ends ABRUPTLY when one player gets to 6 stars no matter what, too bad thats not the win condition! The person with the most coins wins!? The game is an economic cesspool not worth playing! We really wanted to like this game and have played it multiple times trying to, but almost always even when we win we have no idea how we won or how the opponent won. Point salad games are so stupid, way to many small ways of getting points and nothing to focus on. Extremely disappointed. But the art is great! At least worth one star!

Playing against ai is fine. But with real people, it is hard to tell what is happening, and lose movement if you take a call. Very buggy.

The game is good but the app doesnt let you undo a move when you are playing online. There are so many times we touch the wrong character or space and our whole turn is ruined. This oversight on the app developers side ruins the whole game.

Absolutely worthless Async functionality if you cant invite your buddies if they arent currently online. Im suppose to get 5 people to be online at once for an async game? Why?

We’ve played the Steam version as well and the iPhone version functions just as well. We can understand that on an iPhone it would be difficult to learn (small screen space) but for someone who already has some understanding, it was very easy to use this version. Overall, we would highly recommend.

The game is fantastic and the digital version handles a lot of the things that are especially confusing for new players when they begin, which is great. It’s often difficult to tell what your opponent is doing during their turn and to know exactly what happened, however, and the randomizer isn’t especially random, tending to assign the same factions and mats in a row with only minor variations. Some way of fixing the former would be great, but the latter makes it difficult to fully explore the game without making random choices outside of the game proper.

Great job with game, we’ve been enjoying it very much. Only played offline so far. Waiting for friends to DL so we can play online. Looking forward to future updates! Couple things we found while playing. 1. Player 1 name does not save, so have to enter it each time. 2. Undo issue. When performing undo after move, and our character landed on encounter card, game does not go back to move selection. 2b. If want to undo 1st move, we have to complete all moves before undo.

This seems like an interesting game. We say seems because it crashes every few minutes.

Every time we try to login or click the Play Online button, the app freezes up displaying an Authenticating… Message. This worthless app has been a complete waste of money.

Please remove the annoying pop-up during the game that keeps asking us to create an Asmodee account!

We have a large group of people that play this together online. Its a great way to play when were not together. We all love the game. However, Im having recent trouble trying to log online. It will stay on Authenticating and the play offline/online opening screen. There isnt an issue with our account because we’ve logged onto our it from another device and it goes to the lobby screen. We’ve reached out to app support and have had little responses. Last response was 3 days ago.

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed this digital mobile version of the Scythe board game. We play it on our iPad Pro, and it works very well. However, there are a couple of glaring feature omissions. As far as we can tell, there is no way to: 1. See the name of the player mat you or your opponents have after the opening reveal. (I dont have all the mats memorized) 2. Which enlists and enlist bonuses you or your opponents have taken. #2 is especially frustrating. This information is available in the physical game and should be available in the digital. Switching gears, the expansion for IFA finally came out for mobile yesterday, yet on iOS and iPadOS there is no way to purchase it. When you try to in app, you get the message product not found. We have been waiting so long for IFA and now that it is here, its like this carrot dangled in front of us and then yanked back! Please fix this, Asmodee!

We love love love scythe and play online with our group constantly. We did just see an update for invaders afar and updated the app with no luck to be able to play it. We tried on our iPad as well as iPhone. How do we play the new portion? We would probably give a 5 star if it would allow us to play with the new factions.

If you buys this realize your 9 bucks only gets you the original 5 factions. No invaders from afar! Save your money play it on Steam or TTS!

A really fun and accelerated way of playing this great board game. The only issue we have is the camera, which auto-snaps to each player whenever they take an action. It appears there had been a fix for this in a previous patch, but that may have only been for the Steam version. On the version downloaded from the App Store, there seems to be no way of toggling this feature off.

We love this game, and we think the LoU guys did a fine job with this implementation! Id love for some more UX enhancements that make it a little easier to access game information, particularly modals or slide outs that can be toggled, or perhaps a small icon-based hud when an entity or icon is tapped. Most importantly, Im hoping we can get Invaders from Afar for this platform – being able to practice Albion or Togawa on the go would be incredibly helpful for our game!!

Love the board game and the digital adaptation is everything we wanted it to be.

We love Scythe but cant always get it to the table. This app helps scratch the itch for when we want to play but am not able to organize a tabletop game. The main benefit we find is the ability to try play strategies with different combinations of factions and player mats. It gives us the ability to experiment without wasting valuable tabletop time. The interface can get a little cramped feeling on a phone but its not anything game breaking. We would absolutely love to see the option to add the expansions! At the very least, the Invaders from Afar expansion for the additional two factions and player mats.

We love the game, but the more we play it, the easier we find the AI to beat. This is on the highest difficulty setting already. Im not incredibly good or anything. We just think the highest setting for the AI could use some improvement. Besides that the game is great! Really hoping for the Invaders from Afar expansion at some point.

This was release so far after the steam version of the game we would have expected they fix some of the bugs by now…. Only easy ai is silly, not being able to look at your action mat, not being able to skip all animation, the upgrade system and much more is all junk…. Moreover there is a big rule exploit that happens if you are saxony, their mechs arent supposed to move to uncontrolled mountains…. But the game allows it.

This game is great, but the player mats really needs to highlight what upgrades are available in the bottom row actions. We don’t have all the player mats memorized.

Another series of bugs and notifications. How many attempts at game notifications does it take to get it right?

This was working great on the app, and then today it keeps timing out every two seconds and we can’t even get into an online game at all. Super frustrating because it’s super fun.

We wouldn’t recommend playing this on a phone. It might be better listed as iPad only, unless you’ve played the board game before. Having never played the game, we’re not familiar with the iconography. We think we might rely too much on being able to read rules and descriptions. But on a phone, everything is crammed to the point where it’s impossible to make out half of the text or the iconography. If you’ve played the board game before, we’re sure it might be easy enough to conclude that an icon could only mean one of a few things, and you probably don’t need to read much/any of the tutorial text. It feels like trying to learn Civ 6 by playing a direct 4k resolution PC port on a 6" screen. The GUI just doesn’t fit unless you have a microscope to see it or know what you’re looking for already.

Says its compatible with our iPad but crashes on every start. Waste of money.

Does not work with older iPads despite stating it was compatible in the description.

Scythe is one of our favorite games, and this is an amazing format. We love being able to forego the setup required with the board game, and we like to be able to play on our own schedule. The only thing we wish this game had was a stronger AI. Im a decent Scythe player (but not the best), and we have beaten the hard AI every time we have played against it be about 30 coins. If there was a harder AI, that would make this app even better.

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