Root - The Clockwork Expansion

#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. Root Patch 1.25.0 – Clockwork Expansion! Patch Notes: 1.25.0 Today’s Patch 1.25.0 contains The Clockwork Expansion and Action Log, along with continued stability and performance improvements. Root Clockwork Expansion! The Clockwork Expansion contains automated versions of all four factions from the base game of Root: the Mechanical Marquise 2.0, Electrical Eyrie, Automated Alliance, and Vagabot. This expansion is fully compatible with our other expansions, so if you want to play the Riverfolk or the Corvids against the Clockwork factions, you can! Root: The Clockwork Expansion offers automated versions of all four of the original factions, so players can round out a low-player count game, team up for cooperative play, or play an exciting solitaire game! The Mechanical Marquise 2.0 got an upgrade, and players must dodge her marauding patrols.

Product Description

Contains the Marquise De Cat, the Eyrie Dynasty, the Woodland Alliance, the Vagabond, the Fall Map, and the Winter Map. The nefarious Marquise de Cat has seized the great woodland, intent on harvesting its riches.

The Clockwork Expansion for Root allows players to square off against four fiendishly automated factions. Insert a faction to round out a low-player count game or team up for co-operative play! Compete against the:

  • 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.

Root Clockwork Expansion Release Date

Designer:Benjamin Schmauss, Cole Wehrle
Publisher:Leder Games
Player numbers: 1-4 Players
Recommended Age: 10+
Game Time: 60-90 minutes

This is not a stand alone product and requires a copy of Root to play.


Next week the battle for the wild wood kicks into gear with the Clockwork Expansion! Four fiendishly automated enemy factions bring new challenges to Root in a customizable alternative to the game’s AI! Can you overcome the mechanical menace and secure your right to rule the forest?


Introduces Co-op Play! Team up to take on powerful automated opponents!


Mechanical Marquise 2.0

This is the simplest of the bots and can be used to fill out the player count in dozens of configurations. Though this bot is straightforward, don’t get complacent. At least one player will need to keep it in check!

Electrical Eyrie

The Electric Eyrie will inspire fear in the most stalwart of players. Like the Eyrie Dynasties, this bot can ramp up its action potential aggressively.

Automated Alliance

The Automated Alliance is especially zealous and will revolt frequently. Keep in mind their potential targets so you avoid any unpleasant surprises. Once they do establish a foothold, timing is critical. Don’t let them consolidate their warriors or you’ll be in trouble!


The Vagabot makes for a capricious friend or foe. Like a human player, he will reward those who craft items. But be careful, he can make for a dangerous enemy once he gets enough items to boost his maximum hits.

The Clockwork Expansion will be available in game for $5.99 on all platforms.

Root Clockwork Expansion Kickstarter

Get ready to fend off the mechanical menace when the Clockwork Expansion comes to Root!

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