Scythe is a strategic board game set in an alternate history 1920s Europe. Each player takes on the role of a faction leader competing for resources and territory on a war-torn continent. Players must manage their actions effectively, balancing farming, production, and military presence. The game involves elements of area control, resource management, and engine building. Victory points are earned through various actions, including completing objectives and occupying certain territories. The player with the most victory points at the end of the game is declared the winner.