Root board game
Root board game


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Find adventure in this marvelous asymmetric game. Root provides limitless replay value as you and your friends explore the unique factions all wanting to rule a fantastic forest kingdom. Play as the Marquise de Cat and dominate the woods, extracting its riches and policing its inhabitants, as the Woodland Alliance, gathering supporters and coordinate revolts against the ruling regime, the Eyrie Dynasties, regaining control of the woods while keeping your squabbling court at bay, or as the Vagabond, seeking fame and fortune as you forge alliances and rivalries with the other players. Each faction has its own play style and paths to victory, providing an immersive game experience you will want to play again and again.

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  • A surprisingly deep and strategic asymmetric game. Use of many common components and core rules makes it vastly less brain burny than Vast, which was overly asymmetrical and a bit of a heartbreaker for me.
  • Great game. Would probably enjoy it even more a second time playing. I was able to play with the expansion also, and the Lizard Cultists seem like an amazing faction.
  • Initial rating because do not have people to play with and rate the game by experience. Excellent design, assymetric factions. Really enjoyed. The downside is that you need stable group of same people and more plays to enjoy the game.keeper
  • Played a couple times via TTS. Pretty cool, but I feel like I learned my character (the vagabond both times) more so than the game. Would play again if asked, but I wasn't blown away. Just satisfied.
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I taught #Root a couple of times.  It's fairly difficult to teach, but I've done it so much and done so much research that now it's cake.  I also taught #King of Tokyo a couple of times and that's a piece of cake.

Teaching always go well for me.  My approach is to usually go over the rules and then play a round going through the steps for each faction for Root, but just going through a round in general is helpful to me.  Teach while playing is the best in my opinion.

I prefer to do the teach.  It's rare that I'm taugh a a game.  Maybe it's because I'm a teacher as a profession that I prefer the teach over being taught.