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Jack Schedel
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Just a quick question to those who've played this before---

Is this a role playing game, like Myth or Mice and Mystics?
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Is this an actual board game, like Catan or Ticket to Ride?
 
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jackschedel wrote:
Just a quick question to those who've played this before---

Is this a role playing game, like Myth or Mice and Mystics?
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Is this an actual board game, like Catan or Ticket to Ride?

It's a board game.
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Well, Myth and Mice & Mystics aren't really role playing games. They're dungeon crawl games with a campaign....and they're actual board games (although Myth could be argued either way depending on whether you're using freeform vs questing).

Having said that, by your implied categories, I'd wager that Scythe falls into the "actual" board game category even if it plays nothing like Catan or Ticket to Ride.

Watch Rodney's video: https://boardgamegeek.com/video/100963/scythe/scythe-how-pla...

That should clear things up for you...
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jackschedel wrote:
Just a quick question to those who've played this before---

Is this a role playing game, like Myth or Mice and Mystics?
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Is this an actual board game, like Catan or Ticket to Ride?


Those are all actual board games if you ask me
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I understand your question but Little bit of advice as you are a new user. Leave out opinionated comparisons you will not only offend people who like the games you are belittling , but the designers of these games a regulars of the forums. Stressing by underlining your opinion is even worse you will accidentally offend people and cause needless arguments.

But in answer to your question:

Scythe meets your criteria for being a board game , but is quite a bit more involved than Ticket to Ride or Catan. As n example I would play Ticket to Ride with 8 year olds and people who have never played Designer Board Games before. Where as Scythe I would only teach to at least teenagers and I would want to make sure that they had played a few other more medium level strategy games first.

In a word its an experienced gamers board game
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I think the question was simple enough and didn't mean much offense. I mean... The line gets blurred sometimes. Even DND was turning into a boardgame with 4e...

All that aside, if you're looking for that immersive experience I don't think you'll find that with Sythe. They add a lot of theme and flavor but it's still very mechanical at its core. That flavor can be glossed over and it wouldn't affect the game at all. To simplify it, to me if feels like risk meets catan.

I wouldn't say it's that heavy of a game though. I've taught and played this a couple times with non boardgamers and they were able to follow pretty easily. It's certainly a bit heavier than ticket to ride but not that much in my opinion.
 
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ACGalaga wrote:
To simplify it, to me if feels like risk meets catan.


That's funny, I was going to make that exact comparison. Though it really doesn't do Scythe justice, it is probably a good way to explain it to someone unfamiliar with hobby level boardgames.
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Yuting Yang
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It's not so much as what he said, but how he said it and I can easily see someone taking offense at the unintentional (I am going to assume it is) condescending tone of the OP's question on a bad day (oh I don't know, like waiting for your shipping notification when others have been playing the game for 2 weeks now )

Getting back to point, Scythe is a board game, like Catan and Ticket to Ride.
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If Catan and Ticket to Ride had a baby, it would be Scythe.
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Baimi wrote:

It's not so much as what he said, but how he said it and I can easily see someone taking offense at the unintentional (I am going to assume it is) condescending tone of the OP's question on a bad day...


Ahhhh... I see. It does seem like they're implying that Mice and Mystics et al. aren't "real" board games. "Oh those silly RPG kids wouldn't know a board game of it bit them in the bum!"
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Wow, some easily offended, overly precious people up in here.
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AztecTwoStep wrote:
Wow, some easily offended, overly precious people up in here.

Haven't you seen the shipping threads?

It really feels like most Scythe players are stuck in a glass case of emotions.
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Jimmydm90 wrote:
If Catan and Ticket to Ride had a baby, it would be Scythe.


It would actually be called Tican.

And I dislike both those games (sorry not sorry) so it's a good thing Scythe is nothing like what you describe.
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Jack, sorry if I came off a little sharp. I didn't mean to seem offended, as I'm not.
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jeffiesnugglebottom wrote:
Jack, sorry if I came off a little sharp. I didn't mean to seem offended, as I'm not.

Thanks for the words, I know jack and he wasn't as all trying to belittle, just get clarification!
 
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Jimmydm90 wrote:
If Catan and Ticket to Ride had a baby, it would be Scythe.


But this baby, like TtR has no dice. Yet unlike TtR has 32 pages of rules!

And like Catan it has a map, but unlike Catan, the map never changes.

Unlike TtR there are battles.
And unlike Catan, there's no trading of resources with other players.

Hmm. Seems to me it is more unlike either game than like either game. IMO, there is NO resemblance to either of these two games.



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Jimmydm90 wrote:
If Catan and Ticket to Ride had a baby, it would be Scythe.



Sounds like a painful delivery...
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