Roots: A Game of Inventing Words

A project in Pasadena, CA by Predicate

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The pen is the sword in this casual tabletop experience for 3-5 players
Backers: 742
Average Pledge Per Backer: $36

Funded: $26,709 of $10,000
Dates: Oct 21st -> Nov 20th (31 days)
Project By: Predicate
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Latest News

$25k Stretch Goal Unlocked: LINEN BOX

November 18th - via:
Future lexicrats, With just 10 hours to go, we've unlocked the most important stretch goal for the game's physical presence: the linen box. Roots will now ship at its most svelte potential. Thank you all for your interest, support, and participation... (Read More)

Introducing the fourth Subject card expansion theme

November 18th - via:
Backers, After reviewing and discussing your great suggestions, we've decided to go with Famous Places as the fourth Subject card expansion theme. There's already enough serious, academic material, so we wanted to choose something fun to lighten the... (Read More)

We passed $20K, unlocking LINEN CARD STOCK

November 17th - via:
Backers, Thanks to you guys, Roots keeps getting better. This morning we passed $20k, unlocking linen card stock for all copies. We have 45 hours to go - and are scooping up pledges left and right - so that linen box is very much in sight! Let's keep... (Read More)

Only 70 hours left!

November 17th - via:
Backers, Roots has entered its home stretch with less than 70 hours to go. Analytics predict we'll fall just under our next stretch goal (the linen card material), so please help us promote and push Roots over that threshold! Every backer counts in... (Read More)

Roots hit its first stretch goal!

November 7th - via:
Backers, We're proud to announce that Roots hit its $15k stretch goal, upgrading all cards to rounded corners. We have 9 more days to go, so let's get the cards and packaging to the vinyl material! Also, here's a beautiful new photograph of the game,... (Read More)

The campaign is halfway done!

November 5th - via:
Illustrious backers, Yesterday our campaign passed the halfway point at over 140% funded, leaving us another 14 days to reach our stretch goals. Everybody wants the all-linen everything - trust me, it's gorgeous - so please continue to help us spread... (Read More)

New interview with James on The Meeple Mechanic

October 30th - via:
Hey, everyone! Lead Game Designer James Pianka answered some questions about Roots for The Meeple Mechanic, which you can read here.  (Read More)

Here are some Roots avatars for your Kickstarter profile!

October 29th - via:
Hi, everyone! Our visual designer, Eric Wallace, whipped up some Roots-theme avatars for you to sport around Kickstarter (or anywhere, really). Enjoy! Also, don't forget to submit your ideas for Subject card expansion packs. Thanks again for... (Read More)

Submit your ideas for a new Subject card expansion pack!

October 28th - via:
Kickstarter, Currently, each of the three Subject card expansion packs will contain 40 cards - the same number as the standard Subject deck. We realize that, at no change to production cost, we could reduce that number to 30 cards each and add a... (Read More)

WE'RE FUNDED! Here's a bunch of new content in honor of that milestone.

October 21st - via:
We're extremely grateful to announce that, just 7 days into the campaign, Roots has met its funding goal. We've had enormous support from backers worldwide, and for that we thank you all. Please continue to share Roots with your friends, as we've... (Read More)

Pickstarter: Make Up Words and Sound Intelligent with ROOTS, A New Board Game

October 21st - via:
You know how people are always making up words by portmanteauing (not a word either) two different words? We’ve come to just accept those things as being valid and kind of go on with our day. BUT, what if there were a way you could actually construct a word out of component pieces using actual etymology and assign a meaning that totally makes sense, and is indeed irrefutable (that is to say, an actual word)? Well, that way is now totally real! (Read More)

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