Root is certainly doing well with reviewers and fans alike. We are enjoying the fruits of our hard work and we beyond delighted folks are enjoying the game. Demand is high and people that don’t have Root are excited to get it. This has lead to a large uptick in rumors, miss information, and direct contact to me about availability of the game.
Please I am begging you to stop contacting me directly. I only have so many hours in the week, I am currently trying to hire someone, design our next title, organize the reprint, and spend some time with my family. Contacting me after business hours is cutting into my family time and I’m trying to not be rude but this is getting out of hand. I know you are excited but please let us do our job.
I am going to provide this FAQ and I will keep it maintained on BGG and our Website. If you see a question on the internet about the reprint or rumors please I am asking you to help us out and use this FAQ to address the issues. Please post links to it and do not copy/paste it in another forum. I will only keep it live on BGG and our website.
If you have ANY questions the preferred way to contact us is email@example.com.
It will take time to reply. Please don’t contact support and then contact me another way asking me to go read the support email you sent an hour previous. Caryl reads the email every business day and is working her way through a large backlog. Even FFG has taken a week or more to respond to my queries and they have 100+ employees. We have 7 please respect it is going to take some time.
Root availability FAQ
The First printing of Root was completed this summer. The First printing consisted of 20,000 Roots and 12,500 expansion.
The majority of the units we printed went to fulfilling the KS demands and backerkit pre-orders. If you are missing either of those things, please read the relevant updates on the KS page. If you are still concerned that you don’t have your game yet, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some retail stores got copies also as they were KS backers.
Direct Sales – Leder Games website
US – We sold out of the units we could comfortably sell. We are readying a small batch of Root Games to put back on our website, but we have a lot of discussions how to use that remaining inventory. We are out of expansions until the reprint. All the ones that were ordered should have been shipped or be heading out shortly.
Canada – The Shopify store on our website has about 200 Roots left to sell to Canadian addresses.
EU – We have a supply in the EU. Part of that will go to distribution and part of it we will sell directly. We haven’t committed it until we are done with replacements from fulfillment.
Asia – We have a supply in Asia. We will sell it direct once fulfillment and replacements in Asia are complete.
Australia – We are getting ready to sell off our extra in Australia once we can verify how many we have left.
If you are concerned about a direct sale following me on Twitter or our page of FB is the best way to be informed as they go back up for sale.
We sent about 5000 Root games into distribution. The majority of those were in the US, Canada, and the EU.
No expansions were sent to Retail from this printing beyond those that were from the KS.
The factory has started working on 30,000 Root games and 15,000 expansions.
WE ESTIMATE that it will be done printing in mid to late October and will take until November to early December to get to depots. Go back and read that again. WE ESTIMATE. We will divide up the lot based on our distributor orders and ship it around the world. The majority of the second printing will go into distribution.
We will probably start a second pre-order as soon as we know who will be handling the shipping as Atlas and Leder Games are trying to find the best solution for both of us.
Will there be translations?
I will compile a list soon of the companies we are working with as we wrap up negotiation. The translation will include the expansion too. The earliest they could go into print is November. I have no firm timelines yet.
What is different between the KS edition/First printing/Second Printing?
KS/First Print – There is no separate KS edition. If you purchase the First Printing at retail you are getting the same thing the KS backers received (though they got the expansion for free).
Second Printing – The Riverfolk expansion had 5 card holders in it. We are eliminating all but 1 of them as they are very expensive to produce at this scale. If you want card holder there are many vendors on Amazon that will provide them. For a point of reference even with a massive economy of scale the median price on Amazon seems to be 15 dollars. It was hard to squeeze into the budget of a 40 dollar expansion.
Everything will be the same. It will include the meeples with the screen printing. The Meeples in the second printing will be a solid piece of MDF.
Will there be another Kickstarter?
We have no current plans for a Kickstarter, we are funding the reprint out of pocket to expedite the process. I believe in the future we could do one to fund a second expansion as Kickstarter is an excellent platform for marketing. We are not committing or ruling it out at this time.
What conventions will you have games at?
Essen – It is very unlikely we will have any games at Essen. There will be a presence and we will bring copies to demo though!
PAX: Unplugged – As we will be getting the second printing around that time, we will take all of our remaining US inventory to PAX: Unplugged and sell the rest there.
PAX: South – We would like to attend and if we do we will bring games to sell.
PAX: East/Origins/Gen Con – We should have ample supply by then.
We will probably not be attending other conventions for the time being.
My online retail order didn’t ship. Can you help me?
Please don’t contact us about online retail sales, particularly if there is a delay with your order shipping or them overselling. That is between you and the retailer, I have very little power over the retailer as they are a step removed from the company via the distributor.
I need a replacement. What should I do?
Contact email@example.com and we will attempt to accommodate your request.
I need help with a question I can’t find here?
Please check the FAQ on the Leder Games website and/or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also be aware that our reply might go to your spam folder.