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Root: A Game of Woodland Might & Right

£59.99

Product Details

  • Players: 2-4 Players
  • Playing Time: 60-90 Minutes
  • Age: 10+
  • Mechanisms: Action/ Movement Programming, Area Control/ Area Influence, Area Movement, Dice Rolling, Hand Management, Variable Player Powers
  • Designer: Cole Wehrle
  • Contents: Cards, Counters and Faction boards featuring hand-drawn illustrations by Kyle Ferrin, Over 50 screen-printed wooden warriors, Two sided mounted map, Rules reference and robust learning to play manual

Description

Root is a game of adventure and war in which 2 to 4 (1 to 6 with the 'Riverfolk' expansion) players battle for control of a vast wilderness.

The nefarious Marquise de Cat has seized the great woodland, intent on harvesting its riches. Under her rule, the many creatures of the forest have banded together. This Alliance will seek to strengthen its resources and subvert the rule of Cats. In this effort, the Alliance may enlist the help of the wandering Vagabonds who are able to move through the more dangerous woodland paths. Though some may sympathize with the Alliance’s hopes and dreams, these wanderers are old enough to remember the great birds of prey who once controlled the woods.

Meanwhile, at the edge of the region, the proud, squabbling Eyrie have found a new commander who they hope will lead their faction to resume their ancient birthright. The stage is set for a contest that will decide the fate of the great woodland. It is up to the players to decide which group will ultimately take root.

Root represents the next step in our development of asymmetric design. Each player in Root has unique capabilities and a different victory condition. Now, with the aid of gorgeous, multi-use cards, a truly asymmetric design has never been more accessible.

The Cats play a game of engine building and logistics while attempting to police the vast wilderness. By collecting Wood they are able to produce workshops, lumber mills, and barracks. They win by building new buildings and crafts.

The Eyrie musters their hawks to take back the Woods. They must capture as much territory as possible and build roosts before they collapse back into squabbling.

The Alliance hides in the shadows, recruiting forces and hatching conspiracies. They begin slowly and build towards a dramatic late-game presence--but only if they can manage to keep the other players in check.

Meanwhile, the Vagabond plays all sides of the conflict for their own gain, while hiding a mysterious quest. Explore the board, fight other factions, and work towards achieving your hidden goal.

In Root, players drive the narrative, and the differences between each role create an unparalleled level of interaction and replayability. Leder Games invites you and your family to explore the fantastic world of Root!

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Impressed with my first purchase

Impressed by the speed of my order which arrived well packed and safely shipped. Would definitely recommend using these guys again

Great game for two people - probably even better with more

We were looking for a new game that will work with just the two of us, and Carcasonne worked great. Looking forward to introducing friends to it post lockdown!

Yet 2400

I’ve been a fan of this ships or years so it is perfect for my fleet , the model is outstanding in its detail and paint. It is a welcome addition and goes nicely with my yt1300 freighter.
Well worth buying.

Fun game and brilliant service

Such a great game to play, we bought it as a present after playing it with friends. Athena games sent our order super quickly too :)

Great Box for any Starting Sylvaneth.

Decent Starters Kit for any starting Sylvaneth. Treelord can be made into it's Ancient and Spirit of Durthu variants if you want an additional Leader, and Dryad kits are quite posable. Lots of extra bits like insects and owls if you want to add additional features to your models also!

Overall a solid Get Starting box!