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We made a viewable Google Doc answering some of the most common rules questions we’ve received about Root that you can view here. We will be updating this document from time to time. If your question is not answered below, feel free to email us at!

Everything from the Kickstarter is included in the Root expansion, Root: The Riverfolk, except the double sided board. The double sided board is in the core set. 

We are currently on our fifth printing of Root Core and Root: The Riverfolk Expansion. 

  • US/Canada – Root core and all of its related products and expansions are currently available through distribution.
  • Asia, Australia, EU, rest of world – Root core and all of its related products and expansions are currently available through distribution.

Please note that the Root Mountain/Lake Neoprene Playmat is currently sold out on a distributor level and is expected to be restocked by Jan 2021.

(Last Updated: Nov 2020)

    When we play tested in the office we got to witness hundreds of games. Now that we are witnessing thousands of games we noticed certain patterns emerging and made some balance fixes. The changes are very slight and can already be implemented in your current games. For details on Cole’s diary and the exact changes, it can be viewed at the BGG thread here. This is not a second edition of the game.

    We recently ran a Kickstarter in March 2019 to fund a new Root expansion as well as a physical upgrade pack for early adopters of Root. The upgrade kit contains an updated rulebook as well as all new player boards printed on new material and contain the new balance changes. You can either purchase the upgrade pack through our late orders on Backerkit here. We’ll also have the upgrade pack available at regular retail and distribution channels once available. 

    You can also implement the balance changes now if you want! Print this pdf at home and affix the changes to your player boards.

    The first printing Riverfolk expansion only came with 5 card holders. The Riverfolk player does not need one as they play with their hand open.

    Second printings and onward now only contain 1 card holder as they were too expensive to make and ship in subsequent printings.

    We have signed deals for the following languages:


    Root is an interactive game and players should understand that seating order is a dimension of the game's asymmetry. Sometimes it's a good thing to go first, sometimes it's not. It's up to players to figure out how to adjust their strategy to the situation :)



    ROOT Second Expansion

    The Second Root expansion includes the following:

    Two new factions:

    The Crows – Espionage masters, they will have a smaller presence on the board. They score points by manipulating the other player’s hands.

    The Moles – An ancient kingdom ascending to the surface. The Moles like the Cats, Birds, and Lizards will be about putting large amounts of Warriors on the map, while controlling clearings.

    Two New Maps:

    The Mountain Pass Map – Battle for control of a couple of mountain passes.

    The Lakeside Map – Battle around a lake.

    A new rulebook – We want to keep the rules current as each faction arrives so we will just reprint the whole rule book.

    A learn to play – For the Moles and Crows.

    Our Kickstarter campaign in March 2019 also included a “Kickstarter Edition” that came with the following inside of the box (please note that all of these items will also be available separately for purchase at retail):

    • Vagabond Meeple Pack
    • Resin Clearing Markers
    • Exiles and Partisans Card Deck – an alternate card deck with updated art to include the representation of all factions

    Underworld is currently available at retail and distribution and on our webstore here!

    Copies of Root: The Underworld expansion purchased directly from our Kickstarter campaign came with $40 USD worth of items for free: A Vagabond meeple pack, resin clearing markers, and the Exiles & Partisan alternate card deck. The retail edition does not come with any of these items included but can be purchased separately at retail once released. 

    Patrick had the idea for the expansion factions and worked on those while Cole and Nick were wrapping up Vast: TMM. Cole has been involved in the testing and the planning for the expansion and we are moving forward with his complete support. Cole works in the same room as Patrick and they discuss it frequently. Nick will be taking over development as we move forward and will be working with Cole.

    There are currently no official plans on an all-in-one storage solution for Root. Root still has lots of potential ideas and concepts we want to explore in additional content that make it difficult to consider a storage solution until the full view of Root is realized.

    VAST: The Mysterious Manor

    We are currently accepting orders here to ship Mysterious Manor to North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand

    Vast: The Mysterious Manor is actually a standalone title with all-new characters and setting! Crossplay between Crystal Caverns and Mysterious Manor is available through the Haunted Hallways expansion.

    VAST: The Crystal Caverns

    The core game of Vast: The Crystal Caverns, The Miniatures expansion, and The Fearsome Foes expansion are all sold out and currently out of print. We unfortunately do not have plans to reprint any of these products at this time.

    (Last Updated: May 2020)

    We only printed one version of the game. Subsequent printings have some rule clarifications and the first printing had a cool black sleeve for Kickstarter backers. Some of the rules were also simplified and more examples were put into the rules. The content is the same otherwise. We are not currently shipping first editions. First printings of the game only went to backers and were sold directly at Gen Con.

    You can tell whether you have a newer printing if there are reviewer endorsements on the back or if your treasure meeples are not yellow.