Root: The Underworld Expansion

A project in St. Paul, MN by Patrick Leder

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Return to the world of Root with new factions, maps, and an alternative game deck!
Backers: 20889
Average Pledge Per Backer: $83

Funded: $1,726,461 of $25,000
Dates: Mar 14th -> Apr 2nd (20 days)
Project By: Patrick Leder
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Latest News

Kickin' It Big Time: Minnesota's 4 Top-Grossing Kickstarter Campaigns

July 15th - via:
Celebrating Kickstarter's tenth birthday with some major Minnesota successes. (Read More)

Shipping to Brazil

April 1st - via:
Hi everyone, After much back-and-forth we have arrived at a solution for potential backers currently living in Brazil. One of the biggest issues in shipping packages to Brazil is the high variance in cost based on weight. For this reason we couldn't... (Read More)

Exiles & Partisans PNP & New Projects

March 31st - via:
Hello from PAX East!  First, I want to say a little thank you to the many fans who have come out to Boston and stopped by the booth. It's been a pleasure meeting you folks and getting a chance to show you the Underworld Expansion in person. Today... (Read More)

Last 72 hours!

March 30th - via:
Hey everyone! We are almost down to the last 72 hours of the campaign! As a  thank you for your support we are adding a new extra to the campaign. We are adding 2 more Vagabonds to the mix that Kyle, Cole, Nick and I have been working on at PAX:... (Read More)

Digital Rules for Root

March 29th - via:
Hi everyone, Over the past couple of days we've been out here in Boston preparing our booth at Pax East and showing Root to convention attendees. The show has been great so far, and we're all excited for what the next few days have in store. That... (Read More)

Off to PAX East!

March 27th - via:
Hi everyone, This morning everyone at Leder Games is flying out to Boston for PAX East. This is a special show for us. At this time last year we had just submitted Root to the factory and spent the convention celebrating the completion of the project... (Read More)

Insight into the New Automated Factions Development

March 26th - via:
Hello Everyone, My name is Marshall Britt and I'm the Operations Manager for Leder Games. In addition to my responsibilities managing our finances and logistics, I'm helping develop the new automated factions that we are offering. I'd like to take a... (Read More)

The Lake Map!

March 25th - via:
Hi everyone, Today we are releasing the lake map! This map is a little more conventional than the mountain map, but it offers some really interesting situations. Here the river has been “replaced” by a large central lake. One coastal clearing... (Read More)

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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