Parents' Guide to

Potion Explosion

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Familiar matching game with unclear rules and play.

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Matching puzzle games are usually fun affairs that don't require a lot of your attention. Potion Explosion is a bird of a different feather. Instead of matching three similar colors, you only need to match two for an explosion to occur. And you can remove a single color if you'd choose. You turn doesn't end until you actively finish it. Plus, remembering the advantages of each potion and how to best take advantage of them can be challenging. It's not a game to play for a few minutes, then return to later. It demands your time and attention -- and that could be a bit much for some players.

The general concept is a good one, though. And it's a lovely game to look at. Once you get a sense of the pace and rules of gameplay, Potion Explosion is a game that many people greatly enjoy. Just be aware that doing so could take longer than you want.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: September 18, 2018
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Publisher: Asmodee Digital
  • Version: 2.0.4
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires Android 4.4 and up; Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
  • Last updated: June 3, 2020

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