Root Game: Underworld Expansion
Much of the drama of Root may happen on the surface, but the war in the forest has not gone unnoticed by those above and below. The Underground Duchy thrives in burrows beneath the forest, ascending into the daylight to strike the surface dwellers. But any excursion made must be supported by the politicians of the Duchy, and setbacks can cause ministers to resign in disgrace! The Corvid Conspiracy seeks to control the woods through terror. They are masters of guile and manipulation, relying on hit-and-run tactics over brute force. Also includes a double-sided board for more maps. Allows up to 6 players.
Delve deeper into the world of root with the Underworld Expansion, which adds two new factions and a new board.
Play as the: Underground Duchy – Sway your ministers to lead a righteous expedition to the Woodland, bringing order to the unending war and chaos above. Corvid Conspiracy – Use cunning and trickery to hold the Woodland hostage, instigating plots to seize control through terror.
Play on the: Mountain Map – Trek across outcroppings, clear blocked routes, and hold the mountain pass to show you are an effective leader.
Lake Map – Whisk yourself across the map by travelling on the ferry, meeting new friends and allies along the way.
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.