2 - 4 players, 10 yrs & up
Average gameplay is 60-90 minutes.
Root is an asymmetric game of woodland might and right. Play as one of three groups (Vagabonds, Eyrie birds of prey, or the Woodland Alliance) or as the Marquise de Cat. Each has specific abilities and goals to win the game. Use your cunning, strategize, and live to rule the forest kingdom…
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 Vagabonds may sympathize with the Alliance’s hopes and dreams, these wanderers 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!