Need allies? Come row downstream! Discover unique strategies and make the Woodland wilder by adding hirelings. Best with fewer players, great with more!
Hirelings can be added to games at any player count. With fewer players, the hirelings add new pieces to the map, ramping up the tension and giving you more tactical options. With more players, some hireling cards will flip over to reveal new special abilities to gain, letting you explore unique and powerful strategies.
Riverfolk Flotilla/Otter Divers
Fire a cannon barrage with the Riverfolk Flotilla or swim in deep waters with Otter Divers.
Highway Bandits/Bandit Gangs
Terrorize the Woodland’s paths with the Highway Bandits or muster new warriors with Bandit Gangs.
Warm Sun Prophets/Lizard Envoys
Bring enemies into the fold with the Warm Sun Prophets or call for aid with Lizard Envoys.
ROOT is a fully asymmetric strategy board game designed by Cole Wehrle, lavishly illustrated by Kyle Ferrin, and brought to life by the team at Leder Games. Stalk the woods as one of the Vagabonds, seize the initiative with the Eyrie birds of prey, rule over your subjects as the Marquise de Cat, or command the Woodland Alliance to create a new order. In Root, the players drive the narrative, and the differences among the roles create unparalleled interaction and replayability.
To understand how Root integrates with all of our products in this campaign, as well as our current existing expansions, please refer to our New to Root Chart (click on chart to see the hi-res version).