Root: The Riverfolk Expansion Board Game Expansion by Leder Games

Root: The Riverfolk Expansion Board Game Expansion by Leder Games

The Riverfolk Expansion adds two new factions (The Riverfolk and The Lizard Cultists), new vagabonds, and exciting new game modes.

This Expansion Works With:

Expansion Pack

Play Time
90-120 Mins
1 to 6
Age Level
14 and Up
Expansions Guide
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$33.00 USD
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$33.00 USD
Details Expansions Guide What's in the Box? Rule Book Reviews and Questions


Each Game Includes:

  • A New Core Faction: The Riverfolk Company
  • A New Core Faction: The Lizard Cult
  • An Extra Vagabond
  • One Custom Card Holder For Each Player
  • Cooperative Scenarios
  • Rules for Bot Play
  • and Three Additional Vagabond Variants

This is an expansion. A copy of Root the board game is required to play.


Mechanical Marquise – Wage war against the Mechanical Marquise in competitive, solo, or cooperative modes!

Two New Factions

Lizard Cult

Attempt to indoctrinate the dispossessed creatures of the woods and spread your creed far and wide.

Riverfolk Company

Capitalize on crisis. Offer services and expand your trade operations to secure your status as a merchant king.

Expansions Buyers Guide

The Root base game is a stand-alone experience that plays 2-4 players. With it, you’ll be able to learn the fundamental concepts around Root and play different factions that hit all varieties of asymmetric complexity: low, moderate, and high. We highly recommend starting with the Root base game first, and expanding on your game after your first play.

Refer to the chart below to find out how you can expand on your experience and discover different ways to enjoy Root!

Expansion The Riverfolk Expansion The Underworld Expansion The Clockwork Expansion The Marauder Expansion The Clockwork Expansion 2 Hireling Packs
Requires Root Base Game Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Other Expansion(s) Required - - - - Riverfolk and/or Underworld required -
New Factions Yes Yes - Yes - -
New Map - Yes - - - -
Solo Play Yes - Yes - Yes -
Co-Op Play Yes - Yes - Yes -
Increases Max Player Count to 6 Yes Yes - Yes - -
Great for Lower Player Count - Yes** Yes** Yes** Yes** Yes**
Great for Higher Player Count Yes** Yes - Yes - Yes

** Suggested play style

What's in the Box

  • 15 Buildings (15 Gardens)
  • 9 Tokens (9 Trade Posts)
  • 3 Victory Point Markers
  • 1 Outcast Marker
  • 9 Relationship Markers
  • 11 Items (3 Boots, 3 Swords, 1 Bag, 1 Hammer, 1 Torch, 1 Coins, 1 Crossbow)
  • 17 spare pieces with letter backs for future scenarios
  • 40 Warriors (25 Lizard, 15 Riverfolk)
  • 1 Vagabond Pawn
  • 4 Spies
  • 2 Faction Overviews
  • 3 Vagabond Characters
  • 4 Faction Boards (Second Vagabond, Mechanical Marquise, Riverfolk Company, Lizard Cult)
  • 3 Service Markers
  • 1 Card Stand
  • Learning to Play Booklet

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