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Potionomics (2022) is a potion-brewing game where you make friends, run a shop, and haggle for deals in turn-based card battles. As you play, you must keep careful track of time to ensure that you have your best potions ready for the competition every ten days. It combines life and dating simulation, card collecting and deck-building, and potion-making to create a unique game.

You play Sylvia, a witch who takes over her uncle's potion shop after he dies. Along with the shop, however, comes a huge debt you pay off by competing in the potion competition. Each round, you make three potions by combining ingredients in your brewery. To get these ingredients, you make friends with the townspeople, each of whom helps you in a different way, and can have romantic relationships with different people. All the while, you need to run the shop, bartering with the customers to ensure you make enough money to stay afloat.

Gameplay is a mix of talking to your friends, brewing potions, haggling with customers in turn-based "fights", and competing in the competition. As you make friends, you can enlist their help in gathering, storing, or providing you with new materials for your potions, all for a price. Additionally, by spending time with them, you gain new cards which you can use when negotiating prices, which is done in turn-based play where instead of damaging attacks and defensive moves, you manage your stress, the value of your potions, and your attraction to the customer. Different cards do different things, and experimenting with your deck is essential in getting the best price for you.

Time management is key, as there are only so many activities you can do in a day, and making sure you optimise what you do and when is essential. For example, by starting a potion brewing first thing in the morning, you can then get on with other activities while it develops in the background.

The result is a unique and highly involved game that combines management, strategy, and skill as you balance all aspects of the diverse gameplay to emerge the winner of the competition and pay off your debt.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Potionomics 20 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 20 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Communication and Sequencing game with Collecting, Narrative, Role-Play, Simulation and Strategy elements. This is a single-player game.

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Play Time: This game will take between 19 hours and 25 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to expertly manage your time and come up with ways to get as much done each day as you can, all while planning ahead to ensure everything is done in time. Having the skill to deal with multiple systems simultaneously is important to progress and enjoy the game.


Potionomics usually costs £19.99.


Steam Store PC £19.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 17/10/2022

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Communication, Sequencing (Collecting, Narrative, Role-Play, Simulation and Strategy)

Accessibility: 15 features

Components: 2D Side-On, Cards, Cartoon and Day and Night

Developer: Voracious Games (@Voracious_Games)

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