Root Game

Root Game

# 010235

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Item #: 010235
Grades: 5-AD

Product Description:

In this adorable asymmetrical strategy game, players take control of four woodland factions vying for control of a forest. Players share the same basic abilities – moving characters around the board, gathering resources, collecting new cards and buildings, and fighting opponents’ armies. But each faction plays a little differently, and the key to victory is focusing on your chosen faction’s unique abilities and goals.

The Marquise de Cat and his band of tyrants have seized the woods, intent on harvesting wood and developing the land. The upstart Woodland Alliance has risen to challenge them – they covertly instill sympathy in those affected by the Marquis’ rule, and foment uprisings to combat the other players. Meanwhile, the great birds of Eyrie have installed a charismatic leader intent on reclaiming their treetop throne. If they can assemble an avian army and capture the most territory, they may have a shot at driving out the others. All the while, Vagabonds roam the forest, partnering with some, and sabotaging others in order to fulfill a hidden quest. A unique game for 2-4 players, that takes between 60-90 minutes to play.

Publisher Description:

Find adventure in a marvelous asymmetric game. Root provides limitless replay value as you and your friends explore the unique factions all wanting to rule a fantastic forest kingdom.

Play as the:
Marquise de Cat: Dominate the woods, extracting its riches and policing its inhabitants.
Woodland Alliance: Gather supporters and coordinate revolts against the ruling regime.
Eyrie Dynasties: Regain control of the woods while keeping your squabbling court at bay.
Vagabond: Seek fame and fortune as you forge alliances and rivalries with the other players.

Each faction has its own play style and paths to victory, providing an immersive game experience you will want to play again and again.

Category Description for Root:

In this adorable asymmetrical strategy game, players take control of four woodland factions vying for control of a forest. Players share the same basic abilities – moving characters around the board, gathering resources, collecting new cards and buildings, and fighting opponents’ armies. But each faction plays a little differently, and the key to victory is focusing on your chosen faction’s unique abilities and goals.

The Marquise de Cat and his band of tyrants have seized the woods, intent on harvesting wood and developing the land. The upstart Woodland Alliance has risen to challenge them – they covertly instill sympathy in those affected by the Marquis’ rule, and foment uprisings to combat the other players. Meanwhile, the great birds of Eyrie have installed a charismatic leader intent on reclaiming their treetop throne. If they can assemble an avian army and capture the most territory, they may have a shot at driving out the others. All the while, Vagabonds roam the forest, partnering with some, and sabotaging others in order to fulfill a hidden quest. A unique game for 2-4 players, that takes between 60-90 minutes to play.


Primary Subject
Games, Puzzles & Toys
Grade Start
5
Grade End
AD
EAN
602573655900
Format
Other
Brand Name
Leder Games
Weight
4.25 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.5" x 9.0" x 3.0"
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Why did you choose this?
Rainbow Resource Center Store
Reccomended by cousins in France.
Nancy J on May 20, 2022
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Reccomended by cousins in France.
Nancy J on May 20, 2022
I like the game
Kevin S on May 19, 2022
A customer is looking for it...
My 11 year old son loves board games and plant information - and fantasy type worlds. He asked for it and did chores to earn the money, so here we are.
Stephanie P on May 12, 2022
Heard a lot of good things about this game and will hope it will be a fun addition to our game nights!
Nathaniel B on May 10, 2022
Price compared to other sources. Game was requested by grandson.
Marvin S on May 5, 2022
Grandson’ 9th Birthday - His Choice after review of about 8-10 options.
Viola L on May 5, 2022
The best asymmetric interactive wargame I have played that ends in ~2 hours! So amazingly good and can support up to 6 players with an expansion
Kyle M on Apr 30, 2022
husband is a teacher and requested it
Tracey P on Apr 20, 2022
Recommended by friend, sounds different
Hugh W on Apr 20, 2022
Looking for a great family game! This was highly recommended.
Talferd J on Apr 16, 2022
Gift for a friend. He liked this game
Ben R on Mar 15, 2022
My son asked for this game for his birthday.
Tamara A A on Mar 15, 2022
It looks really cool, and has very high reviews!
Cecilia D on Mar 8, 2022
Played it over the weekend and it was excellent
michael h on Mar 7, 2022
My son really wants it! For family game night.
Maggie V on Mar 4, 2022
My son requested it for his birthday (22nd)
Julian L on Feb 6, 2022
reviews
Michael O on Sep 10, 2021
I chose this game as it's a great game to teach teamwork and the artwork is very beautiful.
Francisca G on Sep 8, 2021
Fun Game
Landon R on Sep 6, 2021
Recommended by my brother
Elijah B on Aug 31, 2021
Great Price!
Tracie on Aug 18, 2021
Fantastic game!!! A friend brought it over and we instantly became hooked.
Michael M on Aug 15, 2021
While nefarious in nature, this game is designed to help develop critical thinking skill.
Chase L on Aug 10, 2021
Christmas Gift
Kyle T on Dec 16, 2020
It has been a wish for sometime....So Christmas gift it is.
Brendin J on Dec 16, 2020
My son wanted it
Robin A on Dec 12, 2020
it was wished for by my secret santa, and it was cheaper than on amazon.
Secret S on Dec 11, 2020
My 16 year old nephew asked for this for Christmas.
Karla W on Dec 9, 2020
gift recommendation for daughter's boyfriend
Cara V on Dec 1, 2020
My husband asked for it for Christmas.
Hilary W on Dec 1, 2020
It's a gift for my boss ^_^
benjamin k on Nov 30, 2020
I wanted a fun strategy game to get into during lockdown
Sydney C on Nov 22, 2020
gift for grandson
susan a on Nov 15, 2020
My friend has been looking for this game everywhere! Birthday gift! Thanks!
Joshua H on Aug 24, 2020
Looks like a fun game for my daughter's birthday.
K D on Aug 11, 2020
Loads of fun with all the different factions especially if you get the expansions.
Matthew B on Jul 29, 2020
Wanted a fun family game to surprise our kids with after having studied the Middle Ages this year. We have a couple of games from when we previously studied this time period (a few years ago) but those were more historically accurate and we
Carlyn A on Mar 29, 2020
This is an incredibly unique game and $50 is by far the least expensive price you can find it right now.
Arthur B on Mar 20, 2020
It's an extremely fun, fully asymmetric game and it's hard to find.
Kyle S on Feb 14, 2020
Game is on back order anywhere it is sold. Rainbow Resource had a lower price than other outlets, and reviews on the site/ feedback from staff let me know I was getting the most recent version of the game.
phillip h on Feb 10, 2020
I wanted to play this game!
Jonathan W on Feb 7, 2020
I've heard great things about it, and my husband wanted it :)
Virginia E on Feb 7, 2020
Amazing game, and it was available at a good price.
Adrian C on Jan 29, 2020
it has really good reviews and looks like a fun game! this site sells it so much cheaper than on amazon.
Megan N on Jan 21, 2020
Good reviews.
Nate P on Jan 19, 2020
Good game rating on BOARDGAMEGEEK DOT COM
Christi H on Jan 18, 2020
Came highly recommended by others for engaging young adults.
Debra R on Jan 8, 2020
My son is really excited to play this game.
Monica N on Jan 8, 2020
it looked like a fun and my kids watched a bunch of the reviews and videos about it.
Anne C on Jan 5, 2020
I like the game
Kevin S on May 19, 2022
My 11 year old son loves board games and plant information - and fantasy type worlds. He asked for it and did chores to earn the money, so here we are.
Stephanie P on May 12, 2022
Please refund my money. I have not received the game. I ordered well before Aug 15?
Tania D on Aug 25, 2022
BEST ANSWER: Hello Tania,
We are happy to refund your money but I do need you to contact our customer service department. They can be reached at 888-841-3456, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm central time.
When will this item be back in stock?
Valerie on Nov 14, 2021
BEST ANSWER: At this point, we don't know. The publisher needs to reprint and has not given us a date when this will be completed.
Which printing are both of these? Is it the newest?
A shopper on Dec 29, 2020
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Root Game: Riverfolk Expansion
BEST ANSWER: 1/5/21 The Riverfolk Expansion is the 4th printing. The Root Game was also the 4th printing in September. Currently, we do not have that item in stock to check.
What edition is this one?
A shopper on Dec 4, 2020
What printing edition of Root do you have in stock?
A shopper on Aug 31, 2020
BEST ANSWER: 9/4/20 We are currently stocking the 1st edition, 4th printing, 2019 edition.
can you do store pickup?
A shopper on Jun 11, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry but we don't have a physical store. We only have shipping options.
what printing is this?
A shopper on Jan 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This item is currently and temporarily out of stock. When it does come in, it will be the latest printing/version and that might mean that we have to update our graphics.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great game
Really fun game once you learn how to play it, takes a little bit but it’s definitely worth it.
April 27, 2022
Purchased
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fun Competive Board Game
Fun game wear each group plays very differently. A competitive game where everyone has a different goal of what they want to accomplish to win the game.
April 21, 2022
Purchased
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My family has been really enjoying this game. There are many rules to remember and we've definitely forgotten some each time we've played. Excited to finally get the game down and then move on and purchase the game's expansions.
January 24, 2022
Purchased
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great game
Really excellent game that even my 8 and 7 year olds have learned to play. Lots of variation, esp with the expansions. Also appreciate finding the game for $20 less here than other online stores.
September 18, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
So much fun
Really enjoy playing this game as a family. Each faction is unique and different combinations makes each game a new challenge.
August 31, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Wonderful complex game with beautiful art and good theme, steep learning curve, recommend to those who love complex strategy games.
This is an amazing and complex game with an adorable nature theme. The play style changes depending on which characters you’re playing as, so it has a steep learning curve - but after you’ve learned how to play its a very well balanced game with a lot to do and a lot of value in replaying as different groups.

(This item is still on backorder, so I have not received my copy - but I have played this game multiple times and enjoyed it immensely, it made me sad seeing bad reviews before people could play it. The game itself is worth it)
February 16, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Root
Have not received it yet. It has been on backorder since December
February 4, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 2 out of 5
I haven't gotten it yet...
It's two stars because of that...
January 29, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Ordered on 12/23/19. Still haven’t received it.
January 28, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago


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