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** The Fifth Ingredient expansion is now available! You'll meet the Professors, concoct unbelievable new Potions and unleash a new ingredient, the Ghost Ectoplasm, in this madcap expansion! The Fifth Ingredient also adds Reward and Scolding tokens. **

The official adaptation of Potion Explosion, the award-winning puzzle board game.
Play this game solo or against players from all over the world with Solo, Online and Local Pass & Play modes!

In Potion Explosion, you will explode ingredients, trigger chain reactions and gather it all in your caldron. You will then use your hard-earned unicorn tears, fairy dandruff and other magical ingredients to craft powerful mixtures with wacky effects! May the best wizard win!

At the beginning of the game, each player is given potions to complete with specific effects and ingredients. You will have to select ingredients in the dispenser; once your selected ingredient is removed, the ingredients above will slide down. If two ingredients of the same nature collide, they explode and you get them too! You can then use your ingredients to cook up your potions. You only have a limited tank space to store remaining ingredients from one turn to another, so choose carefully! Once a potion is completed, you score points, get to use its powerful effect and pick another potion to craft. The wizard with the most points wins!

Play against up to 3 adjustable AIs to sharpen your potion crafting skills!

Play against wizards from all over the world online and get to the top of the worldwide leaderboard!

To sum up, the game features include:
• The magical universe of the board game, fleshed out and digitally enhanced
• A tactical gameplay, allowing for different playstyles and strategies
• A Solo mode against up to 3 adjustable AIs
• An online Multiplayer Mode with a worldwide leaderboard
• The Fifth Ingredient expansion: new rules and even more challenges with the arrival of Professors, new Potions and the new Ghost Ectoplasm ingredient. Available from the game shop!

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Languages available: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Polish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese.

*IMPORTANT* Potion Explosion requires an iPhone 5 (or newer), iPad 4th Generation (or newer), iPad Mini 2 (or newer), or iPod Touch 6th Generation (or newer)

What's New

Version 2.03

The Fifth Ingredient expansion is now available!
•A new ingredient: the wildcard Ghost Ectoplasm
•Four completely new potions.
•Six professors to use as game modifiers: combine them and create new rule sets.
•A new tutorial and updated manual to discover the new content.
•New achievements for the Fifth Ingredient content.
•A new stage with new music, background, and flasks!

We've also listened to the community and added several key changes to the core game:
•AI Improvements: fairer, stronger, and with an added intermediate level.
•A better combo/explosion system that makes the Filter of Lavamancing stronger.
•Many UI and graphics improvements.
•Fixed rare black screen on startup, online games desync, and missing notifications.
•Added iPhone X support

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5

45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Really fun! Would recommend


I haven't played the physical version of this game as the artwork never really caught my attention, but I bought this app when it was on sale, and I have loved the game play! Strategic gameplay made more challenging by adding additional players and on hard mode. Would like to see the expansion added for additional challenge or a new level of master AI opponents as I can see this becoming too easy over time.

- You have to wait in game for someone to join your online game because if you leave to a different screen, it removes your game from the list and takes you offline
- I cant figure out how to get several of the achievements and nowhere online seems to have answers
- Once you understand the strategy, becomes too easy without other challenging opponents

Very Buggy


Love the game, and have played the cardboard version several times. I run into at least one instance per game (usually immediately following the final turn of the game) where it hangs indefinitely. The app needs to be completely restarted in order for the game to continue. I also have experienced on numerous occasions where the Play! button does not appear on the turn order screen. Instead it just hangs.

I can't recommend this app until these issues are resolved. Honestly, the game deserves a better implementation than what I have experienced thus far.

Developer Response


Those issues were resolved several updates ago. This is strange, could you please contact the support:

best regards,

Great translation of board game.


A fun game and if you are a fan of the original board game it is a must have.

My only issue with the game is when you are create an online game and you are waiting for a player to join your game becomes unplayable until someone else joins it. This is a huge issue as I have never seen more than two players online at a time. The ai is too easy so the developer really needs to fix this issue.

This would be 5 stars if the online issue was fixed.


Asmodee Digital
392.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Horrible Games. Worldwide exclusive distribution by Asmodee Digital
In-App Purchases
  1. The Fifth Ingredient $0.99


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