Roots: A Game of Inventing Words is a casual-yet-cerebral tabletop game for creatives, debaters, English language students, and anyone stoked on wordplay. Featured at IndieCade 2015 as an Official Tabletop Selection, Roots began as a successful Kickstarter, sold out its first print run on Amazon and other venues, and gears up now for a second edition based on player and press feedback.
Roots is a game of inventing words. Players combine Prefix and Suffix cards to create new words, competing for the best connection to a Subject card. Whoever delivers the best explanation for their word captures that Subject card, gaining a potential piece of their secret Win condition. But stay sharp: players can manipulate each other’s progress with various Power cards, undermining opponents while advancing themselves. The result is narrative warfare in which the most creative, best spoken, and craftiest thrive.