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Botany Manor (2024) is a peaceful puzzle game where you explore a 19th-century English home and gardens and care for the plants you find. By reading the newspapers, postcards and posters in the house, you discover how to look after each species, from pot size to location to temperature. The distinct lack of score, time pressures or overarching objectives enables the simplicity and joy of growing beautiful plants to shine.

You wander through a multitude of unique and antique rooms in the manor and its sprawling grounds. As you do you find all sorts of plants, pots, seeds, and helpful tips for keeping each species. Sometimes this is a clipped phrase from an article in the paper. Other times it's a letter from an old friend. With this acquired knowledge and growing confidence you can set about moving and repotting the plants you find, so they can thrive in the perfect environment.

It's more than a matter of fetching and carrying the flora though. As you foster the plants, you need to think outside the box to find clever ways of maximising their ideal environment; experimenting with different locations and variables is often the key to success.

The result is a unique puzzle game where brutal environments and rigorous objectives are replaced by the more relaxed yet equally challenging trials and tribulations of keeping your plants alive, where experimentation, curiosity and patience are the keys to success. Along the way, you uncover scraps of information that tell the story of the manor's former owner and her journey through her scientific career.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Botany Manor 20 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 8 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Puzzle game with Brain Game, Collecting and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 4 hours and 5 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Finding all the necessary information about how to care for your plants requires careful inspection of every object you find and, sometimes, prolonged concentration. You need to have patience and perseverance to keep trying if you are stuck (and you are likely to get stuck).

CostsCosts

Botany Manor usually costs £20.99 to £22.49.
 

Botany Manor

XBox Store PC £20.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store Xbox X|S £20.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store Xbox One £20.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

Switch Store Switch £22.49
Steam Store PC £22.49
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 09/04/2024

Out Now: PC, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle (Brain Game, Collecting and Simulation)

Accessibility: 22 features

Components: 3D First-Person and Cartoon

Developer: Balloon Stu (@Balloon_Stu)


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