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Potion Permit (2022) is an adventure game about a chemist working to help village inhabitants get better from various ailments. You explore the world for ingredients and craft medicine by completing puzzles and mini-games. It stands out for the tension it expresses between superstition and science, along with the expansive world and charming people you meet within it.

After the town's Witch Doctor fails to cure the Mayor's daughter, you're sent in by the Medical Association to try and overcome the distrust for modern alchemy and medicine. You forage the surrounding area for ingredients, sometimes having to fight monsters and animals to get them. You chop down trees, pick plants, and fish in the stream. Sometimes, your potions require animal parts so you have to take on bears and other creatures in fast-paced combat.

You then craft medicinal potions to match the needs of the townsfolk. Crafting is more than just throwing the right ingredients into the pot, you have to fit each one into a grid with no overlaps or spaces, like a game of Tetris. To administer the correct medicine to each patient, you first need to diagnose them through a mini-game where you need to press buttons at the right time in a rhythm challenge. Once you've done this, you can give the patient the needed medicine.

Get all this right and you increase your standing in the town. This deepens your relationships with the locals and lets you upgrade the town's run-down buildings, and customise your own house with items you unlock.

At its core, Potion Permit is a game about helping people, be that by curing their illnesses, rebuilding their village, or nurturing deeper relationships with them. Using the simple loop of fetching, brewing and mini-games, it creates a strong sense of personal achievement as you restore a village and its people to their former status.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Potion Permit 23 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 6 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Puzzle game with Fighting, Narrative, Role-Play, Simulation and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.


We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Mild swearing. The player's character can be attacked, including by animals and monsters, as he or she gathers ingredients around the town. The player's character can use tools as weapons to defend against attacks. Violence and reactions are unrealistic in nature. Enemies flash when hit, characters have health bars, and there is no visible harm. Enemies disappear in puffs of smoke when defeated, leaving behind materials. The player's character blinks when hit and faints if defeated, waking up the next morning in his or her house.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE for Mild Fantasy Violence, Alcohol Reference. Players sometimes battle cartoony enemies (e.g., slime creatures, bears, giant insects), using axes and scythes. Battles are accompanied by impact sounds, as enemies disappear in puffs of smoke. The game references alcohol in the dialogue (e.g., "œShe's quite a drinker, but never got drunk.").

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Younger children will enjoy the game for its potion crafting and diagnosis minigames, while older ones will appreciate the precise combat.


Potion Permit usually costs £5.99 to £16.99.

Potion Permit

XBox Store Xbox X|S £16.99
XBox Store Xbox One £16.99
Switch Store Switch £16.99
Steam Store PC £16.99
Steam Store Mac £16.99
PlayStation Store PS5 £15.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
Android Store Android £5.99
App Store iOS £6.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 22/09/2022, updated in 2024

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle (Fighting, Narrative, Role-Play, Simulation and Traversal)

Accessibility: 19 features

Components: 2D Overhead, Day and Night, Grid and Pixels

Developer: P Qube Games (@PQubeGames)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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