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Root Board Game

by Dire Wolf Digital
Positive
92%
critic
8%

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User Reviews for Root Board Game

Reviews: 62Avg. Rating: 9.2/10

Positive reviews

5 out of 5
Clockwork Expansion not implemented correctly

The Electric Eyrie wins every game even on it’s lowest setting, regardless of the settings of the other AI. It goes the whole
game without ever going into turmoil and wins in the fewest possible turns. So that means you can only play as the Eyrie against
the other Clockwork bots. Same problem with t

By Horvo63.
January 4, 2021
5 out of 5
Complete base game well implemented and then some

I was really surprised at how smooth the game runs and how good the interface is. I’ve gotten sucked into this one.

The tutorials are great. I never played the physical game before this but I learned everything from the tutorial series, plus they
were fun.

My criticisms are that the AI turns can t

By Unamoose.
December 31, 2020
4 out of 5
Great Except Incomplete

One of the best digitized board games and one of the best board games, but needs the expansion factions to really open up the
experience options.

By Keithustus.
December 31, 2020
5 out of 5
Thank you developers!

This iOS game was thoughtfully transplanted from the original. Found the app tutorial for each character very helpful to get me
going right away into understanding this complex game. You’ve also captured all the charm of the original and brought it to life
on screen. Highly recommend. No crashes dur

By guactapus.
December 29, 2020
5 out of 5
Worth the price

I never write a review, but for this game I need too. I highly recommend the physical copy of root , but for the price you’re
paying it’s definitely worth it with that being said the game definitely has a learning curve , but thankfully you can go
against bots and change the difficulty, another thin

By Just Gabriel.
December 8, 2020
5 out of 5
Outstanding digital rendition

This is ROOT the board games in all its splendor. It is easily the best digital adaptation of a boardgame I’ve ever played.
I’m stunned by the quality of the animation, music, and interface for such a challenging game.

My daughters and I have been playing pass and play constantly for the past f

By Crawdaddy357.
November 30, 2020
5 out of 5
Fantastic game

So far I have played this with my family and friends, we love the game very much. Please add the other factions.

By oRam3189.
November 29, 2020
5 out of 5
Best digital board game on the market

Other developers please take note- this is the best digital board game on iOS, period. It really shows when devs take the time,
love, and care to make a good implementation it really shines and does the real game justice. As someone who owns dozens of
digital board games (and the physical copies as

By Baguafox.
November 24, 2020
5 out of 5
Great port!

This is a wonderful port of an amazing board game! There are bugs here and there, but it’s easy to see the DWD is working hard
to make a the best product they can. I had difficulty with the new clockwork expansion but customer service was very friendly and
sorted it out in a jiffy!

By Cam Cavedo.
November 22, 2020
4 out of 5
AI/Animation Speed Need Work — Rest is Good

Just echoing some comments from other people:

(1) Please, please, PLEASE implement an “undo” button. I can’t count the number of times that I’ve clicked the wrong
button (especially on the phone, where the buttons are tiny), and can’t go back and fix it.

(2) The AI definitely needs work. One p

By robbjunk2.
November 21, 2020
5 out of 5
Awesome!

I own the board game and have yet to play it in person. Got the app and love it! Hopefully they will have the expansions in the
future! Great adaptation!

By Rayvn2000.
November 21, 2020
4 out of 5
Fantastic implementation... with no Undo button!

This is an enjoyable and beautiful adaptation of a great tabletop game. In addition to normal play against varying degrees of AI
difficulty, there are a ton of interesting Challenges which shake up the game. The AI makes some questionable decisions at times,
but I would still highly recommend this g

By pjr862.
November 17, 2020
4 out of 5
Very well done but AI too easy even on hard

I think this game is fantastically well done and at least on solo I haven’t experienced any bugs that others are mentioning.

My only complaint is that it is not difficult to win every time even on hard. It would be great if the AI could be improved, may
add an “extra hard” level. Unfortunately I’m

By Scott111234.
November 15, 2020
5 out of 5
Very well made

I wish all board game apps were this well designed.

By samson233.
November 13, 2020
5 out of 5
Great adaptation

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

By Zoop218.
November 6, 2020
5 out of 5
A great board game done right

My brother owns the actual board game and we used to play it quite often with friends but it was always a hassle getting together
in person. Now we all play this online. It’s a great game gone mobile. Very slick and intuitive controls. Well done!

By PsyonicReaver.
November 3, 2020
4 out of 5
Just 1 Issue

Great port of the boardgame. This is really well-done! My only issue is that I usually play in 2D (I love to see the entire board
at once) and, while in 2D, the bottom-most left clearing is covered by the Vagabond's "mat," when I play that character. I can't
see the pieces in that clearing. Also, th

By Rob the W..
October 27, 2020
4 out of 5
Great game, but with some bugs

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

By LastMan0nEarth.
October 26, 2020
5 out of 5
'I already love this game, now I can

'I love the game of Root. I would always try to convince people to play it. The strategy, the design, and the replay value are all
so good. \n\nWhen I found the digital version I immediately downloaded it. And I can

By TMascara.
October 23, 2020
5 out of 5
'How board game apps should be done.'

'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 expe

By Chriss Jackson.
October 16, 2020
5 out of 5
'I don’t write app reviews'

'I play so many app games I don’t rate very many though. But as a board game collector I HAD to rate this one. This game was in
my top ten before the app was even an idea. But these freakin guys brought it to life!!! It’s UNREAL!!! It’s so good I might
sell my physical copy! Well maybe not. I

By Dravenn.
October 15, 2020
4 out of 5
'I never write reviews'

'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 greate

By Shar Mom.
October 15, 2020
5 out of 5
'Literally THE best board game app'

'I’d never played Root before buying this app, but the app makes it so easy to learn. It’s whimsical yet thinky at the same
time. I highly recommend for anyone who wants to play Root solo, or try the game out to determine if they want to buy the physical
board game. Fantastic!'

By Christiana J.
October 15, 2020
5 out of 5
'Great game'

'I love this game and am very happy to be able to play it on my phone. I have owned the board game for a while but it’s hard to
find 4 people to play it with and even then it’s hard to explain 4 different factions. This app is the best way to teach and
play the game.'

By Bronco505.
October 13, 2020
5 out of 5
'Fantastic'

'Love when developers update the AI. Great work!'

By Thomaslfhewitt3.
October 13, 2020
5 out of 5
'Amazing game!'

'This is an amazing game! I loved the board game version (although I only had it in French) and this embodies that game perfectly!
The only suggestion I have is adding the game expansions (i.e. river folk and underground)!'

By Sidquavious.
October 6, 2020
5 out of 5
'???? ROOT done RIGHT ????'

'Translated from a physical, tabletop game top game to an exquisite digital experience! The Kyle Ferris inspired art from the game
immerses you into a beautiful and alive woodland battlefield. Underneath the cute facade is a highly tactical war game that pushes
you to analyze your opponents resource

By Sausage the Rat.
October 6, 2020
5 out of 5
???? ROOT done RIGHT ????

Translated from a physical, tabletop game top game to an exquisite digital experience! The Kyle Ferris inspired art from the game
immerses you into a beautiful and alive woodland battlefield. Underneath the cute facade is a highly tactical war game that pushes
you to analyze your opponents resources

By Sausage the Rat.
October 6, 2020
5 out of 5
'Excellent port, can’t wait for more'

'Excellent assymetrical war game that comes to life wonderfully in this digital version. I would love to buy some DLC.\n\nSome
comments (October 6, 2020):\n\nAn undo button is much needed as it is easy to ruin a turn by accidentally making a bad move.
Between die rolls, you should be able to undo.\n

By BobDS.
October 6, 2020
5 out of 5
'It’s Root done right, so I love it. But...'

'The online gaming function has an unforgivable flaw. I was part of an online game, it was my turn, I chose to attack somebody,
when I did that the game had to wait for the other player (his name was Pele13, I feel I should mention that cause he cheated me
out of a win and I want him to receive some

By Benjamin7887.
October 6, 2020
5 out of 5
'Amazing !!'

'The adaption of this app is amazing if you are new to the game the tutorial is very helpful and learning curve is really low if
you already knew the game if you are player like me hard to find people to play Root with this is the perfect app for you. You can
play with people online,AI or try the ch

By pagliacciHuang.
October 5, 2020
5 out of 5
'🐈🦝🐁🦅 ROOT done RIGHT 🦅🐁🦝

'Translated from a physical, tabletop game top game to an exquisite digital experience! The Kyle Ferris inspired art from the game
immerses you into a beautiful and alive woodland battlefield. Underneath the cute facade is a highly tactical war game that pushes
you to analyze your opponents resource

By Sausage the Rat.
October 5, 2020
4 out of 5
'Great Rendition! (Small critiques)'

'Even if you’re not familiar with Root, I’d recommend picking this up. The tutorials and overall flow of this digital version
are fantastic. The game has plenty of good animations and SFX without seeming too flashy. It also makes gameplay a lot more swift
than the physical edition, and eliminate

By 01100101 01100001 01110100 001.
September 30, 2020
5 out of 5
'Can’t put down!'

'Great adaptation of the game, I have the board game but haven’t played nearly enough as this. Looking forward to further
updates (especially with regards to the AI) on making a great game even better. Only gripe is not getting sound, other than that
I’m loving it'

By donchiwanna.
September 30, 2020
4 out of 5
'Great game, needs an undo button (for non-dice) e

'I love Root the board game! Now I don’t have to clean anything up. The only thing would be if there were an undo button for
non-random events due to possible mistakes, especially on iPhones. Either having a static undo (similar to Through the Ages) or a
timed undo (similar to Santorini). When are

By gotexaslonghorns.
September 30, 2020
4 out of 5
'Appreciate the efforts but buggy'

'Armorers was buggy for me and depending on the battle order I should be able to choose to use armorers on the second or third
attack against me if the first battle was not an optimal time to use it. Happened to me as WA and would not let me use armorers
after the first attack was against a sympathy

By DanniL287.
September 28, 2020
5 out of 5
'Fun playing AI'

'Fun playing AI and nice and easy too look up the rules'

By dirsch8363826.
September 27, 2020
4 out of 5
'Complicated game, well made, not for young kids'

'This game gets five stars for how well it’s made, how great it looks.\n\nI never played the board game but the description of
this looked so interesting to me I pre-ordered.\n\nThe 9+ age rating is too low I believe. I don’t know any 9 year old that
would make it through the tutorial without be

By WabbyTwax.
September 27, 2020
5 out of 5
'Root'

'Great app. Keep those BoardGames coming'

By Danbo1732.
September 26, 2020
5 out of 5
'Even better than I imagined!'

'The UI makes the game so easy to use and the art style is perfect for a 3D adaptation of the board game! I would love to see the
expansions added later as an update or paid dlc, along with the addition of the winter map!'

By InverseBirch84.
September 26, 2020
4 out of 5
'Love it! BUT...'

'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.\n\nFirst, 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

By Davidbwins.
September 26, 2020
5 out of 5
One of the best Board Game adaptations

?????? Great job devs! One suggestion - can you add a feature that allows skipping through battle animations? Thanks!

By thenmrkid.
September 25, 2020
5 out of 5
'Great game'

'I only have one complaint sometimes it is hard to take actions on the bottom tiles. It will be great when they add expansions'

By geebatron.
September 25, 2020
5 out of 5
'Chinese Plz'

'though i can enjoy this game,it would be appreciate to localize into Chinese.\nAnd,more dlc plz'

By Orc-1s.
September 25, 2020
5 out of 5
'Wonderful game'

'This app is very well implemented. Great tutorial, beautiful graphics and gameplay. please have the expansions available soon.'

By 😁😁😁😜😜😜😝😝😝.
September 25, 2020
5 out of 5
'Chinese Plz'

'though i can enjoy this game?it would be appreciate to localize into Chinese.\nAnd?more dlc plz'

By Orc-1s.
September 25, 2020
5 out of 5
'Wonderful game'

'This app is very well implemented. Great tutorial, beautiful graphics and gameplay. please have the expansions available soon.'

By ?????????.
September 25, 2020
5 out of 5
'One of the best Board Game adaptations'

'?????? Great job devs! One suggestion - can you add a feature that allows skipping through battle animations? Thanks!'

By thenmrkid.
September 25, 2020
5 out of 5
Chinese Plz

though i can enjoy this game?it would be appreciate to localize into Chinese.
And?more dlc plz

By Orc-1s.
September 25, 2020
5 out of 5
Wonderful game

This app is very well implemented. Great tutorial, beautiful graphics and gameplay. please have the expansions available soon.

By ?????????.
September 25, 2020
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Critic reviews

3 out of 5
Nicely made

Really enjoying the pocket version on my iphone but I have an issue with it on my iPad where all text blocks in all menus and
cards appear to be file names such as “solooptions.singleplayer” or “root.cardtext.codebreakers”

I’m familiar enough with the game to get by but it’s irritating to say the l

By springfinger.
October 26, 2020
3 out of 5
Great board game, meh mobile game

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 actua

By Impact8887888.
October 16, 2020
3 out of 5
Love this, but THE BUGS!

Played six games so far. All online with friends. I’ve only finished one of them.

By BeachOnTheBrain.
October 14, 2020
3 out of 5
It’s nice, but huge

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

By grimoire_games.
October 6, 2020
3 out of 5
Undo and better AI please!

Beautiful port of a beautiful game. The only missing features are that you should be able to undo any action that doesn’t
involve drawing cards or rolling dice and a more competent AI. Fix those and it’s 5 stars.

By Tysen2k.
September 25, 2020
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