Play the digital adaptation of the beloved tabletop board game. Root is a game of adventure and war where 2 to 4 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.

What’s New

Version 1.24.1

With this update, we’re correcting a few errors and performance issues introduced in Monday’s patch.

- Friends list should now properly update again.
- Fixed a number of softlock issues where players could get stuck in battle.
- Resolved game slowdowns that some players reported.

If you continue to see any issues, please let us know and drop us a line to

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

Chriss Jackson ,

How board game apps should be done.

Root is a fantastic game. It’s not an easy game to learn, nor is it for everyone. But for anyone out there interested in this strategic war game set in a woodland setting with cats, birds, mice, and even a lone badger thrown in, you couldn’t ask for better. Many apps translate a board game experience into a digital experience fairly easily, and with roots intrinsic complexity you wouldn’t fault a more basic experience for this one, but that’s not what you’re getting here. No, this is the premium deal with combat animation and catchy beats, each character on the map has heart; this is bar none the best digital adaption I’ve ever witnessed. Bravo to the developers.

If your new to root or just to the app, the tutorials are brilliant. The controls are fairly straight forward, but give the tutorials a glance, because there’s a lot going on. That being said, the app condenses much of the fiddliness of the physical game and manages things with ease.

A couple of points that I’d love the developer to consider in future updates: an option to invite friends to a game and a small notification when a message in in-game chat has been sent. Thanks.

Developer Response ,

Hi Chriss!

Thank you so much for the incredibly kind words, we deeply appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts! We are absolutely thrilled to hear you are enjoying Root!

As for your feedback, we are working towards making Root the best it can be and we hope to incorporate new features and quality of life improvements as we move forward! If you have additional thoughts or feedback, you can always drop a line to as well!

Sausage the Rat ,

🐈🦝🐁🦅 ROOT done RIGHT 🦅🐁🦝🐈

Translated from a physical, tabletop game top game to an exquisite digital experience! The Kyle Ferris inspired art from the game immerses you into a beautiful and alive woodland battlefield. Underneath the cute facade is a highly tactical war game that pushes you to analyze your opponents resources and positions and your approaching goal of a wining score.
A more complex board game that rewards the learning curve with a cerebral experience that stays with you.
Bravo to Direwolf on this watershed moment in board game-to-digital development.
And do yourself a favor if you haven’t yet- pick up a copy of the physical game to enjoy with your friends.

Shar Mom ,

I never write reviews

But this is important. BUY ROOT. I need enough people to buy this game that they have reason to release the expansion factions! At the very least the winter map would be a nice change of pace. We need new content, and you need to experience the sleekest version of what very well might be the greatest board game of our generation.

Oh, and devs - if you could speed up quick battles like 20% more (especially when the outcome is certain like removing an Alliance token) you’ll have earned your fifth star.
Also also - the AI for the birds is nearly braindead (ive seen it place cards in recruit for suits it doesnt have a roost in at the time, and it doesnt value having a card in build especially a bird nearly enough) although at the same time the bird bot made a galaxy brain play and favor of the foxed on the last turn one time which was hilarious. And the vagabond has a pretty weird prioritization for which items get damaged - instead of letting other items get damaged then repairing them with hammers or ranger repair it just damages the hammers in the first place.

Developer Response ,

Hi there!

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts, we appreciate the feedback and we will take a look!


Dire Wolf Digital LLC
470.6 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence


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