A digital board game of woodland warfare.

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.

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Release date:
November 16, 2021
up to 4 players
Board Game, Strategy, Multiplayer
Dire Wolf Digital
Dire Wolf Digital
Game file size:
524 MB
Supported Languages:
Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, English
Supported Play Modes:
TV mode

TV mode

Tabletop mode

Tabletop mode

Handheld mode

Handheld mode

ESRB Rating:

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This game supports:

Individual DLC

The Clockwork Expansion



The battle for the wild wood kicks into gear with the Clockwork Expansion!

Four fiendishly automated enemy factions bring new challenges to Root in a customizable alternative to the game's AI! Can you overcome the mechanical menace and secure your right to rule the forest?

Introduces Co-op Play! Team up to take on powerful automated opponents!

Mechanical Marquise 2.0
This is the simplest of the bots and can be used to fill out the player count in dozens of configurations. Though this bot is straightforward, don’t get complacent. At least one player will need to keep it in check!

Electrical Eyrie
The Electric Eyrie will inspire fear in the most stalwart of players. Like the Eyrie Dynasties, this bot can ramp up its action potential aggressively.

Automated Alliance
The Automated Alliance is especially zealous and will revolt frequently. Keep in mind their potential targets so you avoid any unpleasant surprises. Once they do establish a foothold, timing is critical. Don’t let them consolidate their warriors or you’ll be in trouble!

The Vagabot makes for a capricious friend or foe. Like a human player, he will reward those who craft items. But be careful, he can make for a dangerous enemy once he gets enough items to boost his maximum hits.

The Riverfolk Expansion


Two new factions and Vagabond variants bring new challenges to Root!

Riverfolk Company
The Riverfolk Company is open for business – the woodland may be at war, but there's no reason you can't make a profit! Establish trade posts and earn your victory!

Lizard Cult
Spread the scaly gospel of the Lizard Cult! Tend your gardens to radicalize new acolytes, and reveal the true extent of your proselytizing power!

New Vagabond Variants!
Three new Vagabonds skulk into the woodland to help you swindle your way to victory! The Scoundrel torches the woodland rather than see others rule it; the Vagrant starts fights that others have to finish; and the Arbiter offers their services...for a price, of course!

New Challenges!
New single-player scenarios and tutorials help you learn the wily ways of the latest woodland warriors!