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Root

Root

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Fee Summary

$10 flat fee - Australia (excluding P.O. Boxes)
$15 flat fee - Australian P.O. Boxes
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Postage within Australia

Australia Post Shipping

We use Australia Post as our primary shipping services in Australia. We discount the shipping for you to provide a $10 flat fee for residential addresses, and $15 for P.O. box addresses.

All shipments will be provided with a tracking number.

About P.O. boxes: Flat fee of $15 applies to P.O. boxes. This is due to the additional costs associated with P.O. boxes. 

International Orders

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Business Hours

Our business operates Monday to Friday but we try and answer questions from the online chat outside business hours if able to do so. Shipping drop offs and pickups are also Monday to Friday. 

Delivery Timeframes

For domestic shipping Australia Post typically delivers within 5 business days. We often see deliveries in Brisbane locations take 2 business days.

For international orders it is typically 9-26 days but we have seen this extend out to 35 days to some countries.

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Playtime, player count and age

60 -90 MINUTES

2-4 PLAYERS

10+ AGE

Style:

Variable Player Powers
Variable Set-up
Asymmetric Rules
Action Queue
Action Retrieval
Area Majority
Area Movement
Dice Rolling
Hand Management
Point to Point Movement
Race

Rank

We rank this game: 8.5 / 10

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Reviews and How to Play

Sleeve Qty and Size Requirements

64 x 88 mm , STANDARD 98 SLEEVES Add sleeves to cart here:
QTY 2 MATTE 63x88 STANDARD SLEEVES

Barcode: 602573655900

Decide the fate of the forest as woodland factions fight for contrasting goals

2-4 Players  |  60-90 Mins  |  Ages 10+

Features: Action Queue, Action Retrieval, Area Majority / Influence, Area Movement, Dice Rolling, Hand Management, Point to Point Movement, Race, Sudden Death Ending, Variable Player Powers, Variable Set-up

Theme: Animals, Fantasy, Territory Building, Wargame

Description:

Root is a game of adventure and war in which 2 to 4 (6 with the 'Riverfolk' expansion) players battle for control of a vast wilderness.

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 may sympathize with the Alliance’s hopes and dreams, these wanderers are old enough to 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.

Root represents the next step in our development of asymmetric design. Like Vast: the Crystal Caverns, each player in Root has unique capabilities and a different victory condition. Now, with the aid of gorgeous, multi-use cards, a truly asymmetric design has never been more accessible.

The Cats play a game of engine building and logistics while attempting to police the vast wilderness. By collecting Wood they are able to produce workshops, lumber mills, and barracks. They win by building new buildings and crafts.

The Eyrie musters their hawks to take back the Woods. They must capture as much territory as possible and build roosts before they collapse back into squabbling.

The Alliance hides in the shadows, recruiting forces and hatching conspiracies. They begin slowly and build towards a dramatic late-game presence--but only if they can manage to keep the other players in check.

Meanwhile, the Vagabond plays all sides of the conflict for their own gain, while hiding a mysterious quest. Explore the board, fight other factions, and work towards achieving your hidden goal.

In Root, players drive the narrative, and the differences between each role create an unparalleled level of interaction and replayability. Leder Games invites you and your family to explore the fantastic world of Root!

AWARDS & HONORS

  • 2020 Gra Roku Advanced Game of the Year Nominee
  • 2020 As d'Or - Jeu de l'Année Expert Nominee
  • 2019 UK Games Expo Best Board Game (Strategic Style) People's Choice Winner
  • 2019 UK Games Expo Best Board Game (Strategic Style) Judges Award Winner
  • 2019 Tric Trac Nominee
  • 2019 SXSW Tabletop Game of the Year Winner
  • 2019 SXSW Best Crowdfunded Game of the Year Nominee
  • 2019 Scelto dai Goblin Winner
  • 2019 Origins Awards Best Board Game Nominee
  • 2019 Juego del Año Recommended
  • 2019 Jogo do Ano Winner
  • 2019 Jogo do Ano Nominee
  • 2019 International Gamers Award - General Strategy: Multi-player Winner
  • 2019 International Gamers Award - General Strategy: Multi-player Nominee
  • 2019 Goblin Magnifico Winner
  • 2019 Goblin Magnifico Nominee
  • 2019 Dragon Awards Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game Nominee
  • 2019 American Tabletop Complex Games Winner
  • 2018 The Golden Elephant Award Finalist
  • 2018 Meeples' Choice Nominee
  • 2018 Golden Geek Most Innovative Board Game Winner
  • 2018 Golden Geek Most Innovative Board Game Nominee
  • 2018 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Winner
  • 2018 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Nominee
  • 2018 Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game Winner
  • 2018 Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game Nominee
  • 2018 Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Nominee
  • 2018 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork & Presentation Winner
  • 2018 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork & Presentation Nominee
  • 2018 Cardboard Republic Striker Laurel Winner
  • 2018 Cardboard Republic Striker Laurel Nominee
  • 2018 Board Game Quest Awards Game of the Year Winner
  • 2018 Board Game Quest Awards Game of the Year Nominee
  • 2018 Board Game Quest Awards Best Tactical/Combat Game Nominee
  • 2018 Board Game Quest Awards Best Game from a Small Publisher Nominee

3dLevelup Play test thoughts:

We love the artwork of this game and how each player has totally separate rules and scoring that somehow come together into a highly interactive game. A game that will always stay in our library. If you are able to digest game rule sets then we strongly recommend this game - if trying to understand multiple rule sets is too daunting then this one might not be for you. Although You tube videos do a good job on showing how to play :-)

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