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Root: The Underworld Expansion

A project in St. Paul, MN by Patrick Leder

Status: Active

Return to the world of Root with new factions, maps, and an alternative game deck!
Backers: 14329
Average Daily Pledges: $107,828
Average Pledge Per Backer: $83

Funding: $1,186,108 of $25,000
Dates: Mar 14th -> Apr 2nd (20 days)
Project By: Patrick Leder
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Latest News

The Corvid PNP, a Surprise Stream, and a Development Diary.

March 22nd - via:
 Hi everyone, We’ve got a few bits of news today. First, we’re happy to officially release the Corvid Conspiracy PNP. You can find the PDF for them here. Second, to celebrate the release of the Crows, we’ll be hosting a livestream this... (Read More)

Golden Geek Awards and New Shipping Zones

March 21st - via:
Hi everyone,  As you may have heard, Root has been nominated for several Golden Geek Awards this year, including awards for Artwork and Presentation, Expansion (for the Riverfolk Expansion), Innovative, Strategy Game, Thematic Game, and Board Game... (Read More)

Developer Diary

March 20th - via:
Hey everybody! I’m Nick, graphic designer and developer for Root: Underworld. Writing isn’t exactly my strong suit, but today I want to talk about my relationship with Root, Leder Games, and my experience transitioning from being strictly a... (Read More)

One Million Dollars!

March 19th - via:
Hello backers! I can’t believe this project has been only open for just 5 days at this point. This has been an amazing affirmation of the work we have done. I don’t know how much more my heart can take right now. Also a huge thank you to everyone... (Read More)

Mountain Map!

March 18th - via:
I have always had a fascination with maps. One of the joys of dungeon-mastering Dungeons & Dragons for me is getting to lovingly toil on my own maps and spending time poring over other artists' maps. One of my favorite map types is the dungeon... (Read More)

Root takes top tabletop award at SXSW, Cole goes to GDC

March 17th - via:
Hi everyone! As you might have heard, Root won the Tabletop Game of the Year award at this year's SXSW! Patrick and I were in attendance and it was our honor to accept the award on behalf of the entire staff at Leder Games. Needless to say, this... (Read More)

Leder Games Studio Stream and SXSW Awards

March 16th - via:
Twitch Stream Hello Everyone! We are planning to stream a game of Root from the office at 2:00 PM CST live on our twitch channel which you can find HERE! The developer of the new expansion Nick Brachmann will be showing off the Moles against some of... (Read More)

SXSW Details, Livestream Tomorrow, and some Shipping News

March 15th - via:
 Good morning everyone!  As Patrick mentioned yesterday, this weekend he and I will be at SXSW showing off Root: The Underworld Expansion. If you happened to be in Austin for the show, you can find us in the Tabletop Experience at the Austin... (Read More)


March 15th - via:
I had a feeling when I woke up, today was going to be a day I wouldn’t soon forget. I cannot imagine I will forget this day as long as I live. We just passed the original Root campaign’s funding in less than 14 hours! What! How is this even... (Read More)

'Root' Announces Underworld Expansion Kickstarter

March 14th - via:
The popular board game Root is getting a second expansion. Yesterday, Leder Games launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of Root: The Underworld Expansion, which will be released in late 2019. The new expansion adds two new factions, the Great Underground Duchy made of moles and the insurgent Corvid Conspiracy that features crows. The new expansion will also include a new two-sided board featuring mountains and lakes and an updated ruleset. Those who back the Kickstarter will also get a few extra bonus items like custom meeples for the Vagabonds and a new "Exiles and Partisans" deck. (Read More)

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