Root board game Clockwork expansion
Root Clockwork expansion with base game in active play
Root game The Clockwork Expansion vagabot player board
Root The Clockwork Expansion artwork Mechanical Marquise and Automated Alliance
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Root: The Clockwork Expansion

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Quick Takes: Crowd of people icon 1-4 players Clock icon 60-90 minutes Adult and child icon Ages 10+ 3 of hearts Level 3 (advanced, looking for a challenge)

About the game:

In Root, our favorite asymmetric strategy game, you play as adorable woodland creatures intent on taking sole control of the forest. This is a perfect game for competitive people and rewards you for making alliances and immediately breaking them.

We find that Root plays better at 4 players than it does at 2. Since two is the most common player count in our Board's Edge Games household, we immediately ordered Root: The Clockwork Expansion for ourselves and carry it in our store.

This expansion features automated factions so that you can play against a full set of factions (4) even with a lower play count. As a bonus, the automated factions have fun names (Mechanical Marquise, Vagabot, Electric Eyrie, and the Automated Alliance). You can even play this solo or as a cooperative game. Choose as many automated factions as you need to complement Root. This is an expansion, not a complete game, so you do need to core Root game to play.

Why we chose this game for Board's Edge:
  • We love Root so much at Board's Edge Games that we established a weekly Root night - but we can't always field 4 players. Enter: The Clockwork Expansion!
  • Unique - very few games have this style of game play and interaction
  • Competition - don't be shy
  • Strategy - brush up on your negotiating skills; a roll of the dice won't let you win this one!
Selected Awards and Honors (for core game Root):
  • 4x Golden Geek Winner: Most Innovative Board Game, Board Game of the Year, Board Game Artwork Presentation, and Thematic Board Game - 2018