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After 4 years of successful activity in Cape Town, the Big Box Café is looking to expand through Franchisees across South Africa.

Target areas include; 

  • Johannesburg
  • Pretoria
  • Durban
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Plettenberg bay (in progress)
  • Cape Town – Southern Suburbs (in progress)
  • Cape Town – Northern Suburbs


What we do

Established in 2015, the Big Box Café is a concept store.
It combines a board game store and a traditional Café, creating a unique environment where people can meet and play a large selection of demo games (currently more than
400 available in our flagship store). 

The Big Box Café has become one of the leading game publishers in South Africa, publishing such games as “House of Cronies”, “Hilarious!” and “Ambition”, and with more games on the way before the end of the year. 

The Big Box Café concept can be divided into two distinct activities:

The Café

The Big Box Café is above all a café/ restaurant where people come to eat, have a coffee, work and meet with friends.
What makes us unique is that patrons can also play a board game from a large selection demo games available to play, for FREE.

The Shop

As a game publisher and reseller, The Big Box is also a board game store, where people can purchase a selection of first and third-party games to enjoy at home. The Big Box also has a online store where people can order games for delivery directly to their door.

Franchisee profile

Entrepreneurial individuals who believe in the concept that is the bedrock of
The Big Box Café. The Franchisee must have sufficient capital and previous experience running this general type of business is a big plus.

 The estimated setup cost for a 150m2 boardgames café is R650 000 to R900 000, including equipments, stock and franchise fees.  

What do you get from a franchise?

  • Successful brand
  • Exclusive territory
  • Operation manual
  • Full training
  • Permanent support
  • Supplies
  • Commission from online sales within the allocated territory

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