60
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90
Players
2
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4
Time
Age
10
+

Description

Root is a game of adventure and war in which 2 to 4 (6 with the 'Riverfolk' expansion) players battle for control of a vast wilderness.

The nefarious Marquise de Cat has seized the great woodland, intent on harvesting its riches. Under her rule, the many creatures of the forest have banded together. This Alliance will seek to strengthen its resources and subvert the rule of Cats. In this effort, the Alliance may enlist the help of the wandering Vagabonds who are able to move through the more dangerous woodland paths. Though some may sympathize with the Alliance’s hopes and dreams, these wanderers are old enough to remember the great birds of prey who once controlled the woods.

Meanwhile, at the edge of the region, the proud, squabbling Eyrie have found a new commander who they hope will lead their faction to resume their ancient birthright. The stage is set for a contest that will decide the fate of the great woodland. It is up to the players to decide which group will ultimately take root.

Root represents the next step in our development of asymmetric design. Like Vast: the Crystal Caverns, each player in Root has unique capabilities and a different victory condition. Now, with the aid of gorgeous, multi-use cards, a truly asymmetric design has never been more accessible.

The Cats play a game of engine building and logistics while attempting to police the vast wilderness. By collecting Wood they are able to produce workshops, lumber mills, and barracks. They win by building new buildings and crafts.

The Eyrie musters their hawks to take back the Woods. They must capture as much territory as possible and build roosts before they collapse back into squabbling.

The Alliance hides in the shadows, recruiting forces and hatching conspiracies. They begin slowly and build towards a dramatic late-game presence--but only if they can manage to keep the other players in check.

Meanwhile, the Vagabond plays all sides of the conflict for their own gain, while hiding a mysterious quest. Explore the board, fight other factions, and work towards achieving your hidden goal.

In Root, players drive the narrative, and the differences between each role create an unparalleled level of interaction and replayability. Leder Games invites you and your family to explore the fantastic world of Root! —description from the publisher

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2018

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ROOT Review
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A Pawn's Perspective
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December 9, 2018 10:13 AM
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ROOT Review

ROOT Review

2 min Article

The Woodland has become a battlefield. The vile Marquise de Cat has taken over the once peaceful wood trying to spread her industry and exploit it for her own gain.
'Root' Could Become the Next Big Tabletop Board Game
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Comic Book
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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'Root' Could Become the Next Big Tabletop Board Game

'Root' Could Become the Next Big Tabletop Board Game

2 min Article

Tabletop game enthusiasts are drooling over Root, a soon to be released board game that pits four different factions with wildly different goals in a Redwall-esque forest setting.
Reaction: Root
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Pub Meeple
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Reaction: Root

Reaction: Root

2 min Article

In the end, I really enjoyed my first play of Root but this is not a game that should be played only once. The depth of strategy that I feel is there won’t be uncovered in that first play – simply because you aren’t paying that much attention to the other factions.
3 Things in 3 Minutes 14 - Root
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Nersi Games
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November 6, 2018 9:20 PM
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3 Things in 3 Minutes 14 - Root

3 Things in 3 Minutes 14 - Root

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Root in about 3 minutes
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3 Minute Board Games
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December 15, 2018 4:30 PM
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Root in about 3 minutes

Root in about 3 minutes

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ROOT Brings Cute Animals At War to the To Your Tabletop
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Geek & Sundry
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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ROOT Brings Cute Animals At War to the To Your Tabletop

ROOT Brings Cute Animals At War to the To Your Tabletop

4 min Article

Love board games? Join Becca Scott every week on Game the Game where she plays exciting board games with fantastic guests every week! Asymmetrical games offer players interesting choices as soon as they open the box.
Why is Root so Popular?
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Tantrum House
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November 6, 2018 9:20 PM
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Why is Root so Popular?

Why is Root so Popular?

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Putting Down Roots (Again)
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Space-Biff!
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Putting Down Roots (Again)

Putting Down Roots (Again)

5 min Article

Root is mighty cool. I wrote as much last week. But that was before trying my hand at everything offered by its first expansion, Riverfolk. What follows are my thoughts on every last additional ingredient it tosses into Root’s already-potent stew of factions. Like so:
ROOT — First Impressions
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Board Game Minimalist
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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ROOT — First Impressions

ROOT — First Impressions

5 min Article

Like Pandemic Legacy, Gloomhaven, or even Scythe before it, ROOT is the board game of the moment. Although I’m instinctively cautious about this ‘hot’ games, I was very curious to try ROOT.
Root & The Riverfolk Expansion Board Game – What to Expect, Brief Overview
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Meeple University
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October 17, 2018 9:39 PM
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Root & The Riverfolk Expansion Board Game – What to Expect, Brief Overview

Root & The Riverfolk Expansion Board Game – What to Expect, Brief Overview

6 min Video

Root Review
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Board Game Quest
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October 7, 2018 10:21 AM
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Root Review

Root Review

6 min Article

“Oh, look at those cute little woodland creature meeples,” I can hear you saying. Root certainly has all the looks of a carefree romp in an enchanted forest. But happy-go-lucky this forest is not.
How to Play Root
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Geek & Sundry
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January 3, 2019 9:28 PM
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How to Play Root

How to Play Root

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Review for Two – Root
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Cardboard Clash
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October 26, 2018 3:50 PM
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Review for Two – Root

Review for Two – Root

7 min Article

Thank you for checking review #72 by Cardboard Clash. My aim is to focus on reviewing board games and how they play for two people and, on occasion, how they play for one person.
Review: Root
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Geeks Under Grace
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Review: Root

Review: Root

7 min Article

It turns out that having children can put you behind the times on the hotness in your hobbies. So, one day I finally made it back to BGG and found myself furiously clicking through information on Root, a game I had never heard of.
Root is a terrific—and fully asymmetric—woodland wargame
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Ars Cardboard
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Root is a terrific—and fully asymmetric—woodland wargame

Root is a terrific—and fully asymmetric—woodland wargame

7 min Article

Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com.
Root Review with Max Davie
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The Dice Tower
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December 28, 2018 10:29 AM
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Root Review with Max Davie

Root Review with Max Davie

8 min Video

Root: A Game of Woodland Might and Right – Review
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Australian Tabletop Gaming Network
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Root: A Game of Woodland Might and Right – Review

Root: A Game of Woodland Might and Right – Review

8 min Article

Leder Games was kind enough to supply us with a copy of their latest board game Root: A Game of Woodland Might and Right designed by Cole Wehrle. It’s a game of strategy and takeovers, but all set in an adorable autumnal forest inhabited by anthropomorphic critters.
Rootin’ Around
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Space-Biff!
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January 3, 2019 9:28 PM
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Rootin’ Around

Rootin’ Around

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The cats are in charge. The noble birds are swooping from their roosts. A gathering of woodland smallfolk agitate in their holes and burrows, whispering, whispering. And a winsome raccoon packs his rucksack and sets out for adventure.
Game Buzz: Root
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Boards and Bees
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Game Buzz: Root

Game Buzz: Root

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“Had to lose my way to know which road to take.  Trouble found me.  All I look for was washed away by a wave.” – Imagine Dragons Root is a new game from designer Cole Wehrle that has been published by Leder Games.
Review: Root
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iSlayTheDragon
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Review: Root

Review: Root

11 min Article

Contrary to what Disney would have you believe, the forest is a dangerous place for a critter just trying to make a living for himself. If it’s not the Cats opening big box stores and driving away small business, then it’s the birds going on and on about their birthright over your land.
Root & The Riverfolk Expansion Review
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The Cardboard Herald
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January 3, 2019 9:28 PM
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Root & The Riverfolk Expansion Review

Root & The Riverfolk Expansion Review

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Root Final Thoughts
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Rahdo Runs Through
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November 27, 2018 9:28 AM
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Root Final Thoughts

Root Final Thoughts

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Root - Kickstarter - Board Game Review
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Unfiltered Gamer
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November 23, 2018 9:20 PM
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Root - Kickstarter - Board Game Review

Root - Kickstarter - Board Game Review

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Gameosity Reviews Root
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Gameosity Reviews
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November 20, 2018 8:59 PM
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Gameosity Reviews Root

Gameosity Reviews Root

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Root Review - with Tom Vasel
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The Dice Tower
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Root Review - with Tom Vasel

Root Review - with Tom Vasel

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ROOT
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Hiew's Boardgame Blog
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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ROOT

ROOT

16 min Article

Plays: 4Px1. ROOT has the cute, kawaii looks, but is actually hardcore inside, kind of like a heavy metal band with K-pop faces (no offense to fans of either genre). Players are major animal factions in a forest teeming with life, fighting for supremacy.
Root Review with Bryan
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The Dice Tower
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Root Review with Bryan

Root Review with Bryan

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Root (and the Riverfolk Expansion) - Shut Up & Sit Down Review
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Shut Up & Sit Down
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January 3, 2019 9:28 PM
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Root (and the Riverfolk Expansion) - Shut Up & Sit Down Review

Root (and the Riverfolk Expansion) - Shut Up & Sit Down Review

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Root & The Riverfolk Expansion Review
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No Pun Included
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January 3, 2019 9:28 PM
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Root & The Riverfolk Expansion Review

Root & The Riverfolk Expansion Review

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Root Review
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Drive Thru Review
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Root Review

Root Review

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Root
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The Opinionated Gamers
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Root

Root

23 min Article

As befits their style, Leder Games’ Root is known for its asymmetrical gameplay and Kyle’s infectiously delightful artwork.
Root - How to Play and Faction Guide
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November 9, 2018 11:21 AM
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Root - How to Play and Faction Guide

Root - How to Play and Faction Guide

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ROOT Review - with TALKING CARDBOARD
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Talking Cardboard
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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ROOT Review - with TALKING CARDBOARD

ROOT Review - with TALKING CARDBOARD

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Root Gameplay Runthrough
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Rahdo Runs Through
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November 27, 2018 9:28 AM
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Root Gameplay Runthrough

Root Gameplay Runthrough

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Root Extended Gameplay
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Rahdo Runs Through
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November 27, 2018 9:28 AM
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Root Extended Gameplay

Root Extended Gameplay

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Root Board Game – How to Play & Setup, Including Factions Rules
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Meeple University
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October 17, 2018 9:39 PM
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Root Board Game – How to Play & Setup, Including Factions Rules

Root Board Game – How to Play & Setup, Including Factions Rules

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Root | Game the Game
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January 3, 2019 9:28 PM
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Root | Game the Game

Root | Game the Game

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ENGN 106 - Root: Deep Dive and Improve Your Play
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January 3, 2019 9:28 PM
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ENGN 106 - Root: Deep Dive and Improve Your Play

ENGN 106 - Root: Deep Dive and Improve Your Play

88 min Video

MHGG Review: Root
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Mile High Gaming Guys
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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MHGG Review: Root

MHGG Review: Root

98 min Podcast

00:02:11 Rules Overview
00:03:03 Initial Thoughts
00:11:03 Components
00:27:16 Rules and Rules Explanation
00:40:46 Gameplay
01:21:23 Final Thoughts
01:32:00 Cost and Availability

Root 4p Play-through & Teaching by Heavy Cardboard
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Heavy Cardboard
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Root 4p Play-through & Teaching by Heavy Cardboard

Root 4p Play-through & Teaching by Heavy Cardboard

120 min Video

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