We’re a family of avid gamers, and if you’ve been following us for a while you would have seen our collection of games grow. Over the past few years, we’ve not only diversified our collection of games, but we’re now at a level where we’re attending UK Gaming Expos!
That being said, although we’re always open to trying new games there are only a few places that we trust to give us the best gaming experience!
Big Potato Games are a UK-based games company founded in 2013, although for us it feels like we’ve been playing games by Big Potato for DECADES. Our first ever purchase from Big Potato Games was ‘OK Play’ and we’ve never looked back.
What started off as a hobby has now turned into an addiction. For us, gaming isn’t just about playing the game and having fun, it’s an opportunity for quality time with friends and family, and Big Potato Games provides this ten fold.
As mentioned, our first ever game from Big Potato Games was OK Play; however over the years our collection has grown. This is purely because Big Potato Games offers so much variety when it comes to their games. Not only do they offer mixture of game type; from card games to tile games, they also offer both long and short games, as well as both family and adult games.
If you’re new to the Behemoth that is Big Potato Games, here are a few of our favourite games from their collection. We’ve also been incredibly lucky to have been invited to try out some of their new releases, therefore we’ll include some of these as well!
Chicken vs Hotdog
Probably one of the more “unique” games of their collection, Chicken vs. Hotdog is a throwing game where the object of the game is to build your pile of character cards before the other team. “Bid” for your turn and, if you win, earn a point by completing the task on the chosen card. Alternatively, you can give the challenge to your opponents in the hope that they lose.
This is a fast-paced game and can be played in around 15 minutes (longer if you lack skill like me). Great for the whole family and recommended for those who don’t like tons of rules!
For a slower-paced game, Colour Brain is a quiz-based game whereby teams have to answer colour-based questions. For each question, teams have a spectrum of colours to choose from and have a few seconds to pick their colours. This is harder than you think and relies heavily on memory!
After each team guesses their colour(s), the question card reveals the answer. Get it right (with at least one team getting the answer wrong) you score. If you all get it right, the question card rolls over to the next round.
Three Wise Words
Our first Big Potato Game where Meeples were included is Three Wise Words; a party game where the object of the game is to guess your teammates card using the three clues they give you. If you’re one of the teammates, don’t make it obvious, because your opponents will be listening to the clues as well; aiming to steal those point by guessing correctly.
Question: Captain, Jack and Bird
Mayhem in the Library
Whilst not massive jigsaw fans, Mayhem in the Library is a jigsaw with a twist!
Perfect for a Sunday afternoon, this 1000-piece puzzle is more than just a jigsaw. As you build, you’re invited to answer riddles as you go. Hidden within the picture are 100 literary masterpieces that are can only be revealed once you complete each area.
A Lion and a Witch coming out of a wardrobe? Definitely the Chronicles of Narnia!
Shoot for the Stars
Similar to a game of Higher or Lower, Shoot for the Stars is a strategic quiz-style game where you have to guess numbers closest to the actual answer. It doesn’t have to be spot on, just don’t go over the actual answer!
To play, player one in this round takes their first guess. They then go into the Captain’s seat. After this, each player must choose whether they’d like to stay with the captain and become crew, abandon ship if they think it’s too high, or take over the ship and guess an even higher number. Keep going until no one is willing to guess higher. Guess correctly (or close enough to the actual answer) and you – as well as the rest of your remaining crew – win the points. If, however, the captain at the time guessed incorrectly, then they and their crew lose points and those who decided to abandon ship get the points!
This is another meeple-friendly game, which I am loving with Big Potato Games at the minute.
If you fancy a game of truth or… bluff… Sounds Fishy is the game for you. In this game, you all take it in turns to trick one person into believing your answer to the question is the correct one. For the guesser, the aim of each round is to identify and collect as many “Red Herrings” as possible. Points are obtained by tricking the guesser as well as making sure you don’t get caught before the other herrings.
These are just a few of our favourite games from Big Potato Games. Which ones take your fancy? Let us know which ones you already have!
If you’d like to grow your collection or find out what games are coming soon, check what’s in store currently. Check out our referral code if you fancy getting £5 off at Big Potato Games!
We were sent Mayhem at the Library, Sounds Fishy, Three Wise Words and Chicken vs. Hotdog in exchange for a review and social media coverage. All thoughts, opinions and imagery are our own.
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