Root: The Marauder Expansion

2021 · 2-6 Players · 60-90 Minutes
Root: The Marauder Expansion board game
Root: The Marauder Expansion board game

Root: The Marauder Expansion introduces two new factions and new gameplay options:

  • The Warlord is both charismatic and terrifying. He rules over a vast horde of warriors recently arrived to the woodland and is interested only in its domination. To help speed his conquest, he lights massive fires which can spread throughout the woods and destroy the buildings of other factions. The Warlord also interacts with crafted items, which he can plunder from players. These items increase his strength, but also cause him to develop an increasingly fearsome monomania.
  • The Stone Seekers are strangers to the Woodland, here only to recover the scattered and lost relics of an ancient civilization. The Seekers work to establish way-stations across the woodland and form alliances with other factions in hopes of recovering their relics more quickly. They will often find themselves deep within enemy territory as they search for their relics. Thankfully their finely crafted armor makes them difficult to dislodge.

Both of these factions are suitable to Root's two-player game, bringing the total number of two-player factions up to five without the use of bots.

Root: The Marauder Expansion also introduces a new level to the conflict for the woodland: minor factions! These small factions can be used at any player count and introduce surprising new power combinations as well as a chess-like tension to lower player count games of Root.

Finally, The Marauder Expansion also includes a new set-up draft system suitable for both casual and competitive play.

Description from Cole Wehrle


Kickstarter Information

$2,006,870 / $100,000

Ended 23 months ago



Year Published2021
Number of Players 2-6
Playtime 60-90 Minutes
Minimum Age 10
Mechanics Action Queue, Area Majority/ Influence, Dice Rolling, Drafting, Hand Management, King of The Hill, Modular Board, Point to Point Movement
Categories Animals, Expansion, Wargame
Learning Complexity N/A[Vote]
Strategy Complexity N/A[Vote]
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When will it launch on Kickstarter?

Root: The Marauder Expansion Kickstarter will launch on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.