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Is Root fun to play?
Root

Players: 2 – 4 players | Game Duration 60 – 90 mins | Min. Age 13+ | Game complexity: HIGH

Genre: Animals,Fantasy,Wargame

Solo game mode: No | Co-op: No | Online Version: No

What is Root about?

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 is a 2-4 player, fast-paced board game of adventure and war where players are 1 of 4 factions and rule the vast Woodland. The 4 factions are: Marquise de Cat, Eyrie Dynasties, Woodland Alliance, Vagabond. Each faction has its own objectives, abilities and can score points in its own way such as:
Marquise de Cat score by constructing buildings in Woodland
Eyrie Dynasties score by building and protecting roosts in Woodland
Woodland Alliance score by spreading sympathy for their cause
Vagabond score by aiding and harming other factions
Each player/faction has 3 phases
Birdsong
Daylight
Evening
Players can win by scoring 30 victory points for your faction or play and complete a DOMINANCE card

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Awards Won by Root

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
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

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