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The board extension slides next to the back side of the standard game board, creating a complete board with 70% bigger hexes (the content is the same). All units and resources in Scythe are kept on the board, so the larger hexes procide more space. The standard game board is 624X818mm, and it grows to 818X939mm with the extension.
ViticultureA is a worker-placement game set in the foothills of Tuscany. TheA Essential Upgrade PackA turns a second-edition copy ofA ViticultureA into theA Essential Edition. The Tuscany expansions in this pack (Properties, Mamas & Papas, advanced and new visitors, and Automa) were hand-picked by famed designer Uwe Rosenberg.
In Viticulture, the players find themselves in the roles of people in rustic, pre-modern Tuscany who have inherited meager vineyards. They have a few plots of land, an old crushpad, a tiny cellar, and three workers. They each have a dream of being the first to call their winery a true success.
The Scythe modular board adds a new level of variability to Scythe, with the map (double-sided board and 4 big double-sided tiles) and the faction locations (home base tiles) changing every time you play. The modular board adds a drafting element to setup, along with a variant for a tighter map at low player counts.
It is a time of unrest in 1920s Europa. The ashes from the first great war still darken the snow. The capitalistic city-state known simply as a The Factory,a which fueled the war with heavily armored mechs, has closed its doors, drawing the attention of several nearby countries.