Big Potato reveals board game vending machine

Published on: 28th November 2018

Big Potato has installed a vending machine in East London’s Loading Bar, offering up a selection of its party game classics.

The Shoreditch-based indie games company Big Potato has unveiled a new board game vending machine at East London gaming hub, Loading Bar. Inside, customers can purchase a huge range of party games, from the death-defying adult game Bucket of Doom, to the festive rhyming game Santa Banter.

The vending machine officially launched on Friday the 23rd of November at Loading Bar in Dalston, where it will live out its year-long tenure. To celebrate, Big Potato is giving customers the chance to win an exclusive Potato Plushie whenever they use the machine – customers can look for the special sticker on the back of their new game and, if lucky, go up to the bar to collect their prize.

The Big Potato team will also be holding a Twitch live-stream from inside Loading Bar today (Wednesday 28th) at 5pm, where they’ll be playing a wide range of party games.

Big Potato’s Alex Lolies has been working with Loading Bar on the installation, and commented: “We’re always looking to do something a bit different and cool and this seemed like the next step for us. We have a very good and longstanding relationship with our neighbours at Loading Bar, so this was the perfect opportunity to collaborate on something interesting that will also fit really well into their space.”

James Dance, the owner of Loading Bar, added: “Whenever an interesting idea comes along, we can’t say no. When I got the email from Big Potato suggesting a vending machine, I was excited to have all kinds of snacks up for grabs – it was too awkward for me to say anything once I realised it was board games.”

Readers who are interested in installing a Big Potato Games vending machine of their own should get in touch with Alex Lolies – or 0758 8690 997.


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