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Roots of Power

Save the world with words!




In a world of Greek mythology, join forces with your fellow players to fight Chaos! Will you hold the cards to make it right?

Developed with the help of the Games for Entertainment and Learning (GEL) Lab at Michigan State University, Roots of Power teaches Greek and Latin word roots. With a combination of chance-based, skill-based, and collaborative play, even the most beginning player has an even shot of winning. The game has been playtested many times and went through 10 iterations to perfect the playing mechanics.

Roots of Power won a Silver award at the 2019 Serious Play Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Real quotes from real people: "I like it! It was fun" -- 4th grader at Kendon Elementary School in Lansing, Michigan

"I've never seen anything like it! This could really help build vocabulary skills!" -- Elementary school principal and former reading coordinator at Lansing School District

"I love this game!" -- Adult female player


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Average Rating 1 reviews
Publish Date December 06, 2011
Edition First
Department Games
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Why buy this?

  • Easy to play!
  • Teaches Greek myths!
  • Teaches word origins, roots and affixes!


  • This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.


See It In Action

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Own It Played It Fun Priced Well High Replay Value Well Written Rules Nice Artwork


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