Fresh New Mechanics - Check
Immersive theme and atmosphere - Check
Balanced asymmetrical play with unlimited replay - Check
Scythe is a mix of action economy, worker placement, and strategy. Actual strategy that involves plotting moves turns in advance with out 'take that' mechanic that destroys your carefully laid plans. Combat is present but ill-advised, where the threat of combat is just as powerful as combat itself. With multiple paths to victory, unique factions and economies, and gorgeous art your gaming group will be thankful if you pick this up.