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Root Board Game

Root Board Game

Dire Wolf Digital

A Digital Board Game of Woodland Warfare

4.5 Ratings 423+ Reviews 5K+ Downloads

About Root Board Game

A Digital Board Game of Woodland Warfare
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Ratings & Reviews

4.5
423+ Ratings
  1. 5
    74+%
  2. 4
    15+%
  3. 3
    5+%
  4. 2
    3+%
  5. 1
    3+%
  • How board game apps should be done. Oct 17, 2020

    By Chriss Jackson
    Root is a fantastic game. It’s not an easy game to learn, nor is it for everyone. But for anyone out there interested in this strategic war game set in a woodland setting with cats, birds, mice, and even a lone badger thrown in, you couldn’t ask for better. Many apps translate a board game experience into a digital experience fairly easily, and with roots intrinsic complexity you wouldn’t fault a more basic experience for this one, but that’s not what you’re getting here. No, this is the premium deal with combat animation and catchy beats, each character on the map has heart; this is bar none the best digital adaption I’ve ever witnessed. Bravo to the developers. If your new to root or just to the app, the tutorials are brilliant. The controls are fairly straight forward, but give the tutorials a glance, because there’s a lot going on. That being said, the app condenses much of the fiddliness of the physical game and manages things with ease. A couple of points that I’d love the developer to consider in future updates: an option to invite friends to a game and a small notification when a message in in-game chat has been sent. Thanks.
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  • Nov 22, 2020

    By Dustin Crispo
    Game is great. Might wanna look into balancing the tincker plus favor cards...the combo is super powerful, not sure if it's intended or not. I got on Google Play can on play on steam as well? Or do I have to buy again?
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  • Great adaptation Nov 6, 2020

    By Zoop218
    Animations are a fun novelty but quickly turned them off and zoomed all he way out. I wish you were able to see the other players info without clicking on their player icon but it is a trade off with the screen. It would be fun to see a match history tally. So you know what faction you are best with. And of course, I hope to see other factions include soon. 10$ is a lot, especially when you’ve already bought the game and expansions once! But I downloaded this game this afternoon and have already played about a dozen games. Always room for improvement but all in all would recommend
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  • Nov 21, 2020

    By C. Truman Aitken
    Root is a truly incredible board game and the digital version really carries. The game play is solid and the developers are listening to player feedback.
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  • I never write reviews Oct 15, 2020

    By Shar Mom
    But this is important. BUY ROOT. I need enough people to buy this game that they have reason to release the expansion factions! At the very least the winter map would be a nice change of pace. We need new content, and you need to experience the sleekest version of what very well might be the greatest board game of our generation. Oh, and devs - if you could speed up quick battles like 20% more (especially when the outcome is certain like removing an Alliance token) you’ll have earned your fifth star. Also also - the AI for the birds is nearly braindead (ive seen it place cards in recruit for suits it doesnt have a roost in at the time, and it doesnt value having a card in build especially a bird nearly enough) although at the same time the bird bot made a galaxy brain play and favor of the foxed on the last turn one time which was hilarious. And the vagabond has a pretty weird prioritization for which items get damaged - instead of letting other items get damaged then repairing them with hammers or ranger repair it just damages the hammers in the first place.
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  • Oct 2, 2020

    By Christopher Benton
    It has fatal bugs. If they fix them I will update this review, because the game itself is truly a masterpiece, the animation superb, the stylistic choices completely on point. You just can't finish a game. Of the 15 or so games I've started with friends thus far, maybe 9 or 10 have glitched out and refused to let us continue them. We will enter combat and two x's will appear on the dice (and some random number of characters will die on either side) and thats it, but the fighting never resolves.
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  • Oct 27, 2020

    By etothe c
    I would like to leave a 5-star rating, but the most recent update has destroyed the game's functionality. I cannot get it to download all necessary content on opening the app. Very frustrating! It just hangs; then I get an error message stating that required files didn't download. Hoping you can find a fix!
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  • How board game apps should be done. Oct 17, 2020

    By Chriss Jackson
    Root is a fantastic game. It’s not an easy game to learn, nor is it for everyone. But for anyone out there interested in this strategic war game set in a woodland setting with cats, birds, mice, and even a lone badger thrown in, you couldn’t ask for better. Many apps translate a board game experience into a digital experience fairly easily, and with roots intrinsic complexity you wouldn’t fault a more basic experience for this one, but that’s not what you’re getting here. No, this is the premium deal with combat animation and catchy beats, each character on the map has heart; this is bar none the best digital adaption I’ve ever witnessed. Bravo to the developers. If your new to root or just to the app, the tutorials are brilliant. The controls are fairly straight forward, but give the tutorials a glance, because there’s a lot going on. That being said, the app condenses much of the fiddliness of the physical game and manages things with ease. A couple of points that I’d love the developer to consider in future updates: an option to invite friends to a game and a small notification when a message in in-game chat has been sent. Thanks.
    more
  • Nov 22, 2020

    By Dustin Crispo
    Game is great. Might wanna look into balancing the tincker plus favor cards...the combo is super powerful, not sure if it's intended or not. I got on Google Play can on play on steam as well? Or do I have to buy again?
    more
  • Great adaptation Nov 6, 2020

    By Zoop218
    Animations are a fun novelty but quickly turned them off and zoomed all he way out. I wish you were able to see the other players info without clicking on their player icon but it is a trade off with the screen. It would be fun to see a match history tally. So you know what faction you are best with. And of course, I hope to see other factions include soon. 10$ is a lot, especially when you’ve already bought the game and expansions once! But I downloaded this game this afternoon and have already played about a dozen games. Always room for improvement but all in all would recommend
    more
  • Nov 21, 2020

    By C. Truman Aitken
    Root is a truly incredible board game and the digital version really carries. The game play is solid and the developers are listening to player feedback.
    more
  • Nov 20, 2020

    By jaeon crighton
    Yes! Excellent digital adaptation of a fantastic board game! Clockwork is great. Can't wait for the other expansions
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  • I never write reviews Oct 15, 2020

    By Shar Mom
    But this is important. BUY ROOT. I need enough people to buy this game that they have reason to release the expansion factions! At the very least the winter map would be a nice change of pace. We need new content, and you need to experience the sleekest version of what very well might be the greatest board game of our generation. Oh, and devs - if you could speed up quick battles like 20% more (especially when the outcome is certain like removing an Alliance token) you’ll have earned your fifth star. Also also - the AI for the birds is nearly braindead (ive seen it place cards in recruit for suits it doesnt have a roost in at the time, and it doesnt value having a card in build especially a bird nearly enough) although at the same time the bird bot made a galaxy brain play and favor of the foxed on the last turn one time which was hilarious. And the vagabond has a pretty weird prioritization for which items get damaged - instead of letting other items get damaged then repairing them with hammers or ranger repair it just damages the hammers in the first place.
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  • Nov 21, 2020

    By Ethan Furman
    Beautiful, well-done adaptation -- the only nit is that battle animations take way too long.
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  • Oct 29, 2020

    By Tristan Peters
    This is a solid adaptation of the board game. The tutorial could use a little tweaking however. Not a lot of things are explained well and after completing all the tutorials I still had several questions. I love the challenge mode. It is a fun alternative to the standard game with fun extras that make a game harder or even easier. I'm looking forward to the expansions being added into the game. Hopefully we get all the new factions, maps, and decks from the physical game!! Great work devs!!!
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  • Love it! BUT... Sep 26, 2020

    By Davidbwins
    So this is an amazing port of an awesome board game, but I did take a few issues with it that forced me to give it 4 stars. First, and most importantly, the AI. I played a game as the Eyrie with all 4 factions in play. The marquise had a huge lead over all factions (they had about 22 veeps while everyone else was at 7-10 veeps) and the woodland alliance AI was hellbent on taking me out lol. Now I own the real boardgame and play often, when someone has a lead that strong, they are going to win unless other factions shift their focus to them for at least a turn or two. So the woodland Alliance AI going after me at a time like that felt like they were throwing the game, enabling the marquise to take an easy victory. Felt like playing against someone who didn’t know how to play the game, a n00b if you will. Also, I have an iPhone X, it’s pretty powerful. Yet the game does experience some hefty lag here and there. I know it just came out and I’m sure it will be optimized more. The Raiders app runs very smoothly and I feel that one is just as beefy. Either way, I love your work dire wolf. Unlike other board game apps, I know when your logo is on something, that I can safely purchase knowing it will be a quality product. Keep it up!
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  • Great game, but with some bugs Oct 26, 2020

    By LastMan0nEarth
    I absolutely love this game and hope expansions are released with more maps and more factions, BUT I would not invest in it until the bugs are fixed. The game “locks up” or “gets stuck” quite a lot. Usually, this seems to happen when AI initiates a battle. The “scuffle cloud” animation will pop up and just... never goes away. Sometimes I can Save & Quit, them resume the game and it will get past it. Sometimes it will keep getting stuck at the same spot and I just have to forfeit and start over. The other thing that happens (less frequently) is that it will be a human player’s turn and the game just won’t let them take any actions (including “end turn/next/etc”) I have had to quit and restart 3 games IN A ROW due to a combination of the above. All games have the following parameters: Player 1 human Marquise Player 2 human Vagabond Ranger Players 3&4 AI Eyrie and Alliance Battle animations OFF So far I have played through maybe a dozen challenges and I don’t recall this ever happening during those games. I have never played online yet. Most of my games are local pass and play in case this helps. Thanks
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  • Great board game, meh mobile game Oct 16, 2020

    By Impact8887888
    A great board game that hasn’t translated too well to mobile. While the artwork and UI looks great, it does not bode itself well to how the game actually plays. In fact, if you haven’t played Root the board game, I wouldn’t recommend this mobile adaptation - not before watching gameplay of the actual game, at least. Even with the tutorial, new comers will find themselves stuck and confused with any race other than the Marquis as many of the game mechanics that are normally quite clear on the board game are poorly visualized here (the Vagabond especially). That’s not to say that it “looks” bad - in fact the game looks and sounds amazing - it’s just hard to tell what’s going on. Unfortunately, it seems too much info needs to be displayed to fit on a tiny screen, and while the developers have tried their best to condense that amount of info, much is lost. If you are a fan of the board game, then it’s not a bad purchase and will provide hours on fun, but I would wait for a few updates as a newcomer.
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  • It’s nice, but huge Oct 6, 2020

    By grimoire_games
    I’ve been wanting to buy the hardcopy of this game since playing around with it “illegally” on tabletop simulator for a while. The devs and artists have done a great job with the interface, and despite being screwed by boardgame apps iver and over again, I can’t stop myself from indulging the hobby ... I wouldn’t recommend this for a normal iphone as it’s half a GB in size. My google drive app doesn’t take up this much space. Probably better for an ipad or something. I will have to delete it when I’m done with it each time sadly. Very pretty though. Also, I don’t understand the logic of locking tutorials. I don’t want to go through the same tutorials again when I reinstall.
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  • Oct 2, 2020

    By Christopher Benton
    It has fatal bugs. If they fix them I will update this review, because the game itself is truly a masterpiece, the animation superb, the stylistic choices completely on point. You just can't finish a game. Of the 15 or so games I've started with friends thus far, maybe 9 or 10 have glitched out and refused to let us continue them. We will enter combat and two x's will appear on the dice (and some random number of characters will die on either side) and thats it, but the fighting never resolves.
    more
  • Oct 27, 2020

    By etothe c
    I would like to leave a 5-star rating, but the most recent update has destroyed the game's functionality. I cannot get it to download all necessary content on opening the app. Very frustrating! It just hangs; then I get an error message stating that required files didn't download. Hoping you can find a fix!
    more

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