Big Potato presents new eco-friendly tabletop games
Table editor Big Potato revealed two new board games this week as they release more eco-friendly titles. The two games in question are the game of social deduction Snakes and the simple mission-driven title herd mentality. Both were created with different ways of being eco-friendly. The boxes are both 50% smaller than your standard size titles and have been packaged without plastic. The stickers were replaced with cellulose with strips of recyclable paper and designed to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. Additionally, the company has pushed its “One Game. One Tree” initiative so that every game purchased through Amazon will go towards planting a tree in places like Kenta, Uganda, and Mozambique. You can read more about bot titles below.
herd mentality (Big Potato – MSRP: $20; Age: 10+; Players: 4+)
herd mentality is the moo-velous, family-friendly game with a simple black-and-white mission: don’t stand out! It all starts with a random question (eg Name a hard-to-juggle fruit). Secretly write down an answer that you think everyone will choose (maybe Banana). Determine the most common answer in the group. If you think like the herd and your answer is the majority, win a cow token! If you’re the odd one out, you’re stuck with the pink cow. If you have the pink cow, you cannot win the game, no matter how many cow tokens you have. Hopefully another player is the odd one out on a later turn to get rid of it! Be the first to collect 8 cow tokens while avoiding the pink cow—yeehaw!
Snakes (Big Potato – MSRP: $20; Age: 12+; Players: 4-8)
Snakes is a super simple social deduction trivia game. Score points by answering multiple-choice questions correctly, but watch out for the Snakes that will charm you into choosing the wrong answer! Are you a snake who has already knows the answer ready for deception? Are you a human who doesn’t know the answer or who to trust? Or are you the mongoose of truth that is definitively not a Serpent but as uncertain as all Humans? Read the questions aloud, then close your eyes! Only summon the snakes to take a peek at the answer, while the humans and truth mongoose keep their eyes closed and stay in the dark… Once your eyes are open, you have 2 minutes to discuss what could be the answer, but beware of the snakes that are trying to trick you! The time is up and it’s time to guess. The humans and the truth mongoose get a point for each player who guesses right, while the snakes pocket the points for the wrong answers. Score the most points after six rounds!