Root Board Game 9+
Board Game of Woodland Warfare
Dire Wolf Digital
Designed for iPad
- Offers In-App Purchases
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.
Softlocks – Players should no longer get stuck in the Vagabond tutorial or when cancelling Charm Offensive.
Corvid Conspiracy fixes:
Cards used for Exposure should not be revealed to all players, and will appear in the Action Log
Marquise de Cat should no longer be able to Overwork to place Wood Tokens in a clearing containing a revealed Snare plot
Undoing a Revolt on a Plot Token should resolve properly
With Boat Builders constructed, Clearings across river paths should still be considered adjacent when Raid is destroyed
False Orders can no longer be used to move warriors out of a clearing containing a Snare
Underground Duchy fixes:
The Duchy should be able to claim Dominance Cards during Minister activation phase during Daylight
The Action Log should correctly reflect Duchy battles
Royal Claim should properly count the Burrow
False Orders should be able to target warriors in Burrow
The Duchy should no longer retain Rule after Digging to a clearing then undoing
New Map & Advanced Setup fixes
Other bug fixes, localization and UI improvements!
Ratings and Reviews
Great way to learn the game
Friends that we usually play board games with every winter weekend bought the board game and remarked how complicated it seemed. Not knowing anything of it, I downloaded the instructions and tried going through it without the board or pieces and I was lost. Even online videos were confusing but the game looked interesting and I read about the app. I decided to download it even though it was $10 and I was hooked!!! This game is so charming and a lot of fun and the app really explains well how to play the game and it translates to the board game very good as well. I played the four basic factions Friday and we played the board game Saturday with me using the app as a tutorial and it was a lot of fun. I even went out that day to my LFGS to snag what I could of Root and I’m still using the app as a tutorial. The app itself is great as the gameplay follows the board game and the animations are awesome with music that really fits the game. If you are a fan of the board game or just want to learn how to play, this app is a sold must have. Highly recommended and can’t wait for them to release the Underworld Expansion.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for taking the time to leave such a thorough and kind review! We are so thrilled you are enjoying Root!
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 ,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org as well!
The best experience of a board game on mobile hands down
For those unfamiliar with the og board game, root is a gem in every sense of the word with an unmatched level of replayability in the strategy/war game category. Each faction plays completely unique from the others which leads to tons of variability in matches, as well as tons of different play styles and combinations to try out for each player. The ability to play pass and play as well as turn based online is great, and the in game tutorials makes learning the complex mechanisms simple. To me this is the gold standard of a table top game being ported to mobile/digital and really puts other big name games with lesser ports to shame. Updates are frequent and there is clearly a dedication and care for the source material that is incredible huge fan and stoked for the underworld expansion to be added!
Developer Response ,
Hello Johnny! Thank you so much for the glowing review! Stay tuned to direwolfdigital.com/news for updates regarding expansions, and have fun playing!
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- Dire Wolf Digital LLC
- 1.2 GB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
English, Czech, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2020 Dire Wolf Digital, LLC under license from Leder Games
- In-App Purchases
- The Riverfolk Expansion $9.99
- Root: The Underworld Expansion $9.99
- Exiles & Partisans & Vagabonds $7.99
- The Clockwork Expansion $5.99
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.