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June 2016 Update

Hi! With 26,000 copies of Scythe on boats headed to various fulfillment centers around the world, we're excited to announce an upcoming expansion: Invaders from Afar. Details below!

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Scythe: Invaders from Afar

While empires rise and fall in Eastern Europa, the rest of the world takes notice. Two distant factions, Albion and Togawa, send emissaries to scout the land and employ their own distinct styles of conquering. This expansion to Scythe adds 2 new factions: 10 miniatures, 62 custom wooden tokens, and 2 faction mats.

Originally the game was to be capped at 5 players, but I wanted to include 2 new player mats in the expansion. I realized that some people were going to use the mats to play 6-7 player games no matter the what the box says, so I needed to make sure the game worked for them! To scale up, the expansion includes alternate abilities for some of the original factions.

Invaders from Afar will be available later this year via a retailer-focused pre-order campaign (similar to what we did for Moor Visitors) with an MSRP of $30. We'll post teasers on BGG and the Scythe Facebook group, and we'll announce the campaign on this e-newsletter.

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