Independent board games company returns to London Toy Fair with its weird and wonderful Games Menagerie.
Visitors to London Toy Fair can check out the brand new collection from Big Potato, which will feature alongside its current range of adult and family party games. Best-sellers include triple award-winning whodunnit game The Chameleon and the recently released Truth Bombs – a collaboration between Big Potato and YouTube duo Dan and Phil.
Big Potato will also be showing off its line-up of third-party games which includes Klask and Foooty.
Klask is a wooden tabletop football game, designed by Danish Carpenter Mikkel Bertelsen, a fast-paced, two-player game that blends football and air hockey. Klask has already won the Danish Game of the Year, received The Dice Tower’s Seal of Excellence and racked up 3.3m views on LadBible. The aim of the game is for players to hit the ball into their competitor’s goal. Sounds simple, but there’s a catch — the whole game is operated by magnets. Each player has a goal scorer which they control by moving a magnet under the table. If they lose control of their player they lose a point. Players also have to avoid the white magnetic markers; get too close and they’ll stick to the player’s ball – attract two of them and they lose a point. Finally, when players score a goal they musn’t forget to shout Klask.
Foooty is an innovative Dutch toy that was invented by Jean-Pierre Raes, who often found himself on holiday wishing he had brought a football — or that after buying one he had to leave it behind to save space in his luggage. His solution was Foooty, a flat-pack toy that can be hooked together to make durable 3D shapes. Working with his own development agency Apollo 11, Jean-Pierre created Foooty and launched it on Kickstarter in 2016. The flexible panels allow users to build a football, frisbee, rugby ball, star, rocket and even a giraffe. It’s easy to assemble and even easier to deconstruct, and is an ideal size and weight for fitting into a pocket or bag. This year, Big Potato will unveil the brand new glow-in-the-dark edition of Foooty.
To find out more about Big Potato’s third-party games, visit stand H46 at Toy Fair.