My Little Scythe

My Little Scythe

Designed by Hoby Chou with daughter Vienna Chou | Art by Katie Khau

A competitive, family-friendly adventure Euro game

1-6 players | 45-60 minutes | ages 8+ | $50 MSRP

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My Little Scythe is a competitive, family-friendly game in which each player controls 2 animal miniatures embarking upon an adventure in the Kingdom of Pomme.

In an effort to be the first to earn 4 trophies from 8 possible categories, players take turns choosing to Move, Seek, or Make. These actions will allow players to increase their friendship and pies, power up their actions using upgrade tiles, complete quests, learn magic spells, discover precious resources through an innovative dice mechanism, deliver gems and apples to Castle Everfree, and perhaps even engage in a pie fight.

Some of My Little Scythe’s mechanisms are inspired by the bestselling game, Scythe. It caught the eye of Stonemaier Games as a fan-created print-and-play game in 2017 (it went on to win the BoardGameGeek 2017 award for best print-and-play game).

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Release Details

  • Retail release on August 17, 2018 (MSRP: $50; SKU: STM800)
  • Available in several non-English languages later in 2018


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116 Comments on “My Little Scythe

  1. Whenever My Little Scythe Expansion become available for pre-order, will we be able to order the Base Game with the expansion as Bundle? I see right now, the Base Game + 17 Figures ($40 + $13.99) I assume it will be same as Base Game + Expansion ($40 + whatever the expansion cost)?

  2. My husband loves cartoons and adorable things (he was a brony back in the day too). We ended up grabbing this at a con because we were too brain-tired to get into Scythe and thought this would be an amusing, easy game that is cute.

    We still haven’t played Scythe, own this game – and we have no children. Mostly because my husband just loves the artwork in the game and he said we need more “brain dead games” on our shelves.

    We will play big kid Scythe – but kudos to creating a game aimed at kids that adults can enjoy too!

    1. I should clarify – he says brain dead because it doesn’t require a ton of heavy thinking – not because the game is dumb. Just a few choices to make and simple mechanics.

  3. My family just played for the first time! What a joy! We needed some laughter and family time and this was perfect! Can’t wait for the expansion!

  4. My whole family loves this game! Easy to learn, fun to play, quality pieces, and adorable art. Just a great, game all around.

    My daughter would like me to request that when you add expansion characters you make some rabbits. She’s absolutely obsessed with rabbits.

  5. This game is fantastic! My son is always asking to play and he loves it! My one question is that somewhere along the line we lost the friendship tracker for the Boar faction. Is there any way to order a replacement? Willing to buy the entire set (trophies, pie tracker and friendship tracker) if needed.

  6. Finally picked up this game, and gotta say we love it! Very easy to pick up and get everyone playing. Can’t wait for some expansions!

  7. Great game! My (almost 5 but still 4 year old) got it down in the first game and proceeded to win, no kidding! Needless to say he loves the game and asks to play often! Look forward to any expansions and maybe playing the big kid Scythe with him at some point.

  8. THANK YOU ! just bought the italian version of the game! It’s Wonderful, the art is amazing and the miniatures are really beautiful. The rules! What can i say? This is literally A Little Scythe! Thanks for the good work. Live Long And Prosper

  9. Hello! I want to play this with my kids. Is it necessary that they can read English or is it possible to play with a little help? Because they can’t read or understand any Englisch (yet).

    1. Roel: Yes, as long as you have 1 English speaker at the table, you’ll be fine. There is one “secret” element (personality cards), but each player only has one of them, and they can be played openly.

  10. Hello! I want to order this game from Germany (Amazon), but I want English version. Does German version exists or all of them are English?

  11. I played it with my kids and my sister today. Lots of fun. Only problem was that we had trouble with the colors on the dice. I am color blind, so I didn’t even try, but my sister had to determine the colors by lifting the dice up and looking at the other sides to eliminate.

  12. Looking to get things prepared for when my pre-order arrives. Can you please let me know sleeve sizes and counts? Thank you!

  13. I know you cannot speak for everyone, but why don’t we see more publishers get behind their games and develop them the way you do? Seems like all too often it’s print it and forget it! Yet the industry is still growing at a rapid pace.

    At some point we have to reach equilibrium, where the amount of games going in and the amount of games not selling will start to equal out. That may be a ways off in the sunset but when will we start to see acquisitions and mergers on a large scale?

    I just keep thinking there cannot be enough room in the marketplace for all the publishers!

    1. “Why don’t we see more publishers get behind their games and develop them the way you do?”

      While I’m sure that happens from time to time, even if a publisher gets a game submission and doesn’t develop it at all, they still spend a lot of time on the art, graphic design, project management, logistics, marketing, etc. So I think it’s more a case of how selective publishers are about the games they publish. Some publishers release dozens of new games each year, hoping that a few of them will catch on. Others really focus on a few specific games and put all of their efforts into those games.

      We’ve seen some mergers and acquisitions over the last few years, but with Kickstarter and small-batch manufacturing, there’s really no barrier to entry for new publishers. That leads to some exciting new companies and projects, as well as some duds. As for the room in the marketplace, I think you’re right that there’s a saturation point.

  14. Excited to see this! I’ve tried playing Scythe with my 8-year-old son, and while he absolutely loves the world setting and mech figures, he has a lot of trouble juggling the larger ruleset in his head and maintaining his attention span throughout an entire complete game. This new version looks like it trims the game mechanics and play time to be more accessible to his age, which is great! Also, while the new world setting appears to be “not as cool” (my son’s exact words) as Scythe, I really appreciate the gender-neutral appeal of the characters and concepts. I think my son will still love this, once he has a chance to apply his active imagination to the new characters and make them his own. And if all else fails, maybe we’ll just swap out the creature minis for the Scythe mechs!

  15. After the initial print run, will it be possible to purchase a separate set of miniatures for painting. I’d try it on the ones that come with it, but I’ve never done it before and would like to give it a go.

  16. Hey Jamey,

    I just contacted Feuerland Spiele, who did the german version of Scythe. They said they are not doing the german “My little Scythe”. Will another company be doing that, or will there be no german version?

      1. Good to know. It would be even better to know, which one it will be. My bet is on either Schwerkraft or Asmodee.

          1. OK, thanks. We will have to wait for that, then.
            Can you maybe tell them to contact me at, so that we can have a news article about the release ready once it is announced? It is hard to contact them myself if I don’t know who to contact ;)

  17. Any idea when retail preorders will be up? IN know you can’t control stores but presumably they’ll be sorting stock with you for ordering nowish. Unfortunately I can’t justify the $44 tax and shipping bringing the game up to $94 approx £70 at the moment but I so want to support this and my boy was so excited when he saw it!

  18. Thank you to Jamey and everyone else who made this a reality. A year ago all I wanted to do was to do SOMETHING I love for SOMEONE I love. I think whenever we do that, great and unexpected things can happen. We hope you enjoy the game. If you have any stories to share or any questions about the game, we’re here for you.

  19. I would like to order this, however the retail stores are not set up for pre-orders. Can anyone here assist?

  20. Congratulations. I can see it being a huge hit.

    I went to pre-order My Little Scythe, and the Champion discount is fantastic. I was prepared to pay $20 shipping to Ireland plus customs tax, but Shoppify have shipping at $44. The shipping costs more than the game. I will just have wait for it to be shipped from within the EU. Any one in the U.S. would be insane not to pre-order this now :) It’s on the top of my must buy list.

    1. Yeah, shipping a heavier product like this from St. Louis to anywhere international is expensive–I’m sorry about that. But your local retailers should be able to carry it.

      1. I understand. I will contact the local stores and inform them of the next hit game their customers will be wanting ;)

      2. Can I just do St. Louis pickup since I’m already there? :) I suppose I could do Gencon pickup too….

  21. I’m excited! My children will love it, I’m sure. Jamey, is there still room for an expansion in the insert?

      1. I know I am late to this party, but my 6 year old daughter can play this game well, she only needs help reading the encounter cards. I imagine the same would be the case for a 5 year old.

    1. Exactly what I’m looking to find out – be good to have this along side 1-6 players | 45-60 minutes | $50 MSRP

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