Big Potato Games Pop-Up @BOXPARK


15 Nov 17

Next in our unit 26 pop-up is independent board game company ‘Big Potato’. They’ll be here with board games that’ll make great stocking-fillers this upcoming festive season. Read on to find out what to expect from their stay here:


Tell us about who you are and what you do?

Hi. We’re Big Potato, an indie board game company from Shoreditch, London. We began life as a wee potato back in 2012, with the launch of our very first game, a simple quiz called Linkee.

Five years on and we’ve grown to 14 people and 14 games — kids, family and grown-up ones. All our games are made to three rules: they have to be easy to learn, quick to play and hard to put down. We even make the odd app and TV show just to mix things up.


Which song best sums up your brand?

The Monster Mash by Bobby Picket. (Well, it’s sort of potato-ish.)


What can we expect from your stay at BOXPARK?

Loads of tip-top boards games, that have been invented less than 100m away in our office above Pret. We’ll find the perfect game for you and teach you how to play it. We’re also creating a window display that works like those seaside peep boards where you stick your head through for a funny photo opp.


Which piece from your current collection is your favourite?

A tricky one. We probably all have different faves but as I’m writing this I’m going to say Colourbrain. It’s another super-simple quiz where all the answers are colours and you’ve to decide which colour cards to play. It’s a good post-Christmas-lunch-foodcoma game.


What’s the best reason to come to Shoreditch for a shopping spree?

Finding something different. There’s something interesting and creative around every corner.


What’s your top Shoreditch tip?

Starve yourself the day before. There are lots of nice places to eat. Start with a bacon naan at Dishoom and go from there.


What does the future hold for your brand?

We’re doing pretty well in the UK and the US, but we’ve yet to crack the rest of the world. So I guess the answer is — world domination!


You can catch Big Potato Games’ pop-up from Tuesday 21st – Sunday 26th November in unit 26 of BOXPARK Shoreditch!