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Root: A Game of Woodland Might and Right

A project in St. Paul, MN by Patrick Leder

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With creatures and cunning, you'll rule a fantastic forest kingdom in the ultimate asymmetric game of adventure and war.
Backers: 8454
Average Pledge Per Backer: $75

Funded: $631,771 of $24,000
Dates: Oct 24th -> Nov 21st (29 days)
Project By: Patrick Leder
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Latest News

Tabletop RPG releases 2020: 10 upcoming roleplaying games you should play this year

February 3rd - via:
From the first Warhammer: Age of Sigmar RPG to Nordic horror and underground cities, these are the tabletop RPGs to watch out for 2020. (Read More)

Root, Res Arcana and Gloomhaven lead 2020 nominations for the As d’Or, France’s board game of the year awards

January 29th - via:
The nominations for this year’s As d’Or awards have been announced, with both Gloomhaven and Root vying for the same prize. (Read More)

Gen Con Wrap-Up: What GeekDads Enjoyed Most in 2018

August 9th - via:
Gen Con 2018 has come and gone. As usual, those of us who were able to attend have been asked to put down some of our thoughts on the  (Read More)

PAX Unplugged and the arrival of the Druids

November 20th - via:
It is late here in the Eastern Time Zone and I am very very tired. PAX: Unplugged was incredible and my hat is off to the organized despite my skepticism. The Enforcers and everyone involved did a fantastic job! Shout out to our zone’s enforcer... (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Rooting for 'Root'

November 17th - via:
Root is an asymmetric war and adventure game for 2 to 4 players (or 1 to 6 with the expansion), ages 10 and up, and takes about 60 (Read More)

350,000, PAX: Unplugged, and BGG con

November 16th - via:
I woke up to 350,000 pledged so far! Wooo! I am hopeful we can break 450.000 with this momentum! Anyway here comes the Sellsword. I need to research trademark for badger names before we give him a proper name. Congrats to the people that kept saying... (Read More)

The teaching video arrives!

November 13th - via:
Hi everyone, Today we had a very busy day in the office getting ready for Pax Unplugged. There was lots of merchandise to pack (T-Shirts!), demo kits to assemble (Root and Vast 2), and all the other details of travel to get in order. While everyone... (Read More)

Info about Coop/Solo Mode and Final Stretch Goal Revealed

November 10th - via:
Hi everyone, We’ve had a busy week here getting the PNP ready for you guys. It’s been amazing to see how many people have built sets already. We hope you guys have as much fun playing it as we did making it! Today we have hit the last of our... (Read More)

Live Game

November 9th - via:
Watch on YouTube right now!  (Read More)

Print and Play

November 9th - via:
Well here we are. Cole and Kyle have been working very hard to get this ready for you.  The rules are in a document format for now since its easier to edit. We are including a rough cut of the audio for the upcoming video. Its a good guide but... (Read More)

Art Preview

November 8th - via:
We are all hands on deck getting ready for the Print and Play release. Cole has the set built and we are doing another round of reading in house. Cole is working on an audio file explaining how to play ( and video if he can get to it ). Keep an eye... (Read More)


November 7th - via:
Will you be translating Root? I don’t think translation is a good idea for a company our size. I now base my campaigns around the idea that printing 2500 is where I will turn a comfortable profit and 5000 is my desired print run. I pick materials... (Read More)

More Stretch Goals!

November 6th - via:
My goodness what a weekend! Thanks to everyone for helping spread the word about Root. As promised, we’ll continue to announce new stretch goals as the old stretch goals are met.   That means we owe you all two announcements. So, without further... (Read More)

Root: The Riverfolk Expansion!

November 2nd - via:
Happy mid-campaign everyone! We are so amazed with how things are going and I want to really thank everyone for the help you are providing. I am reaching out to you today with the following news and change to the campaign. Starting now we are... (Read More)

Trick or Treat!

October 31st - via:
Social Stretch Goal! Alright despite our seemingly impossible social stretch goal of 2000 shares everyone has been a good sport about it! We did some counting, estimating of uncountable things and some heavy rounding up and we are going to go ahead... (Read More)

Good Morning! Stretch Goal #6!

October 30th - via:
Hello everyone!   This morning Patrick is taking his cat to the vet, so it’s fallen on me (Cole) to give the update. As you all know, sometime yesterday we crossed 150,000 dollar threshold. This came so fast that I didn’t even have a graphic... (Read More)

We did it! Stretch goal #4!

October 27th - via:
We have unlocked the screen printed meeples! Thank you everyone! We are now pleased to announce we will be adding a new faction at $250,000. This will provide new ways of playing every player count. This may turn into an free expansion for our... (Read More)


October 26th - via:
Wooo!  3 days in and we reached 100,000! We will provide another player board and another meeple so players can play Root 5 player. And we reveal the first unlocked Vagabond. Kyle the Wolf Ranger. He isn't as good of a thief as the Raccoon but once... (Read More)

Social Media Goal and Avatars

October 25th - via:
We are asking folks to Retweet the following Tweet. If it is Retweeted 2000 times before November 1 we will add the Illusionist Vagabond to the game as an alternate Vagabond. Tweet Also we made Avatars!                              ... (Read More)

Second Stretch Goal!

October 25th - via:
We have now unlocked a fancy box insert.  At 150,000 we will unlock an alternate Vagabond the Tinker! He is good at crafting as well as adventuring! You can use the alternate Vagabond as a replacement for the Thief or the Ranger. What is the Ranger?... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal!

October 24th - via:
We now have custom Meeples! The Meeples will be approximately Carcassonne sized. We can now reveal the 125,000 stretch goal will be to add eyes to the custom Meeples through screen printing!    (Read More)


October 24th - via:
 It's been a trying 90 minutes but I’m starting to get a good feeling about this campaign. Actually it's been pretty exciting and I thank you for your faith in me. We are funded and have been for about an hour. Through the panic of all of the... (Read More)

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