Your ultimate guide to the list of best Root expansions. The original game came out in 2018 and has since churned out a total of 3 quality expansions over the years. These do everything from giving you new boards to all the things you need to do with them. In case you are unaware, Root is an asymmetric area control game that has different races facing off to complete different goals. The base game is great, but it can be made better. This is our comprehensive guide to the best Root expansions.
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LARGE EXPANSIONS (3 TOTAL)
#03 | Root: The Riverfolk Expansion (2018)
Root: The Riverfolk Expansion takes a low spot the list of the best Root expansions because while great, this is not where you should start. It is just not as good as the other expansions on this list. It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy it. The main things are that this now allows Root to be played with 1-6 players and new factions are added to the forest fray.
- A New Core Faction: The Riverfolk Company
- A New Core Faction: The Lizard Cult
- An Extra Vagabond
- One Custom Card Holder
- Cooperative Scenarios
- Rules for Bot Play
- and Three Additional Vagabond Variants
#02 | Root: The Underworld Expansion (2020)
Root: The Underworld Expansion takes the middle spot on the list of the best Root expansions because it has tons of great content that you will love, but there just happens to be one other better. Similar to what you would expect, this lets you delve deeper into the world of root with the Underworld Expansion, which adds two new factions and a new board.
- The Great Underground Duchy: an imperial faction that mixes the flexibility of the Marquise with the escalating Eyrie Dynasties.
- The Corvid Conspiracy: a secretive faction that hatches plots directly into the hands of their opponents.
- Two new maps: dig tunnels on the mountain map or fight to control the ferry on the lake map.
#01 | Root: The Clockwork Expansion (2020)
Root: The Clockwork Expansion takes the top spot on the list of the best Root expansions because while the task is difficult given the field, the options and additional gameplay are just too good to not be at the top. The new hook is very cool. The Clockwork Expansion allows players to square off against four fiendishly automated factions that can be used in solo, competitive or co-operative games.
- Mechanical Marquise 2.0 – Dodge her marauding patrols as you try to stop her from completing her building tracks.
- Electric Eyrie: Shore up the Woodland’s defenses against this fearsome invader. If they go unchallenged, the Woodland will soon be flooded with their forces.
- Automated Alliance – Police these radicals and raze their bases before a little uprising turns into a massive rebellion.
- Vagabot – Hunt the dastardly Vagabot across the many clearings of the game or attempt to court him with items.