Search for magical ingredients and conjure up some fun with Hodgepodge Hollow - A Potions Primer Deluxe. Crafty dragons have stolen a book of secrets belonging to the gnomes and they need your help to get it back. First however, you must search their enchanted land to find all of the necessary ingredients. Can you stay clear of the dragons to conjure up these recipes?
create magical potions to help a group of gnomes in this hidden object hunt
explore a mystical realm full of enchanted creatures
find hundreds of hidden ingredients and objects for your potions
For the HOG lover this one will seem easy and a little unchallengeable. It has a great storyline and graphics and will be a good one for the kiddos! I personally love the game but had to quit after level two as it didn't provide enough of a challenge to keep me interested but will definitely recommend this one for kids and new HOG players or fantasy lovers.
joyell7 | Added on: November 3, 2011
An enjoyable break from the everyday world. Great for kids!
emi1 | Added on: February 8, 2011
MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the trial hour CAN NOT be up. nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! i love this game. the graphics are absolutely incredible-r they really hand drawn??? the details will amaze u. the map is extremely detailed-cool the way the different areas change to color when u need to go there to obtain ingredients. i really thot-looking at the screen shots that this game'd be too easy-while it's fairly easy, u really do have to look for the items. i used several hints-how cute that the gnome goes to sleep while he's recharging. i can't imagine how long it took to come up with all the amazing drawings. really-is it hand drawn??? this is a great game to share with kids. i've gotta buy it so i can look at the details more. the different sights make me smile-not only the graphics, but the names of the places. thanx, guys-u've out done yourselfs!!!!!!!
I enjoyed the colorful graphics and the fun facts about Gnomes. Finding things is neither too difficult or too easy. Potions were fun to make and the music very enjoyable.
araleith | Added on: February 7, 2011
I loved this game. The art style is simple and adorable, like looking into a beautiful fairy tale. The game itself is simple, but gives you enough variation in what sorts of things you have to find, and in the potions you have to create that it stays fresh and fun. The story is really cute, as well, which makes it even more fun to play. Younger children would probably like this game, as well as anyone who just loves something cute and fresh and fun. :)
This game is hard not to like, mostly because it's so darn cute. Easy gameplay, relaxing music and moves right along. Bought this game for $2.99 and am very happy with my purchase.
klinder369 | Added on: February 9, 2011
This is a good game for kids. On a child's level, it is fun and interesting. The story is good for children.
kesay17 | Added on: February 8, 2011
An easy fun game. Good graphics. The HO's are fairly easy to find. Mixing potion were fun also. Older children may enjoy this game. Finished in a few hours tho. Try it, if you want a break from the dark HOG out there.
infinity | Added on: November 1, 2011
A charming game with wonderful graphics that remind me of an illustrated version of Tolkien's Hobbit stories. No, the hidden objects are not grueling to find, as others have noted, yet at the same time they are cleverly hidden by altering the color of the object, e.g, a unicorn or a sprite, so that it blends in with the background. Silly as it may seem, I enjoyed playing wizard by mixing up the potions with ingredients acquired on my "travels" through the fairytale realm. I even had an explosion with the first potion because I didn't follow the directions carefully. This is a relaxing HO game, so super-sleuth gamers may find it much too tame. But when life is already stressful, this is a good way to unwind. A great game for kids to play, especially those interested in fantasy and wizard tales. Performing the spells is an excellent way to reinforce their reading and interpretation skills while indulging their dreams of studying at Hogwarts school of magic.
At first I thought, "this is just for kids." But I loved finding the magical ingredients and creating the potions. The gnome characters have a sense of humor and the drawings are whimsical fun. This is a fun, relaxing game for any age.
cjvp | Added on: February 17, 2011
Charming game with beautiful graphics and lovely, peaceful music. I think this would be a wonderful game to share with younger children.
edtech30 | Added on: February 8, 2011
Very cute game, I really enjoyed the theme. A definite choice if you love fantasy HO games like I do.
Serenewoman | Added on: March 7, 2011
Pretty graphics. Making potions enjoyable. The game is long enough without getting tiresome or boring
Siren | Added on: March 8, 2011
This game had beautiful graphics and tranquil music. That alone gave it a star. The potions were a nice touch but not very difficult at all. Many of the HO scenes were finding a multitude of the same thing and that got very tedious. Also, the objects were very easy to find. This game was not challenging at all and I became bored with it. I was disappointed because although I love the dark and sinister HOG games, sometimes it is nice to lighten things up a bit. I thought that this would be fun to try but it really wasn't much fun at all because I became rather annoyed at how brainless it actually is.
If you're at all a fan of fairy art a La Froud, you'll like this one. The style's different and entertaining. The plot's cute too. It's easy but entertaining. There's a lot of repetition in the areas but most scenes go by pretty fast. (There tends to be a lot of find 20 butterflies rather than find 12 random objects on a list) Which is actually a form of HOG I really enjoy. This game's really like eating potato chips. The scenes go by so fast you're always ready for one more. Beyond the potion minigame and a few puzzles this one's really all about HO scenes with very little filler.
What a delightful game! Gnomes and magic potions - all you need for a few hours of non-violent, relaxing fun. The graphics are incredible and the quiet harp music lends itself very nicely to the atmosphere of the game. Definitely Kid Friendly although adults may find the puzzle solving aspects too easy. Hints are unlimited but you have to wait for the gnome to wake up before requesting another one. This doesn't take very long but I found I didn't need to use many hints at all. This is one the whole family can enjoy and I recommend taking a look at it!
I tried this game from the recommenation of the other reviews. This is an easy game. Very relaxing. I didn't find anything to challenge me. My mind or my eyes. The objects were easy to find, the tasks were laid out in front of you. I think a child would find this interesting. The background and characters were nicely done and eye catching but I had to quit after the hour.
eartha | Added on: March 4, 2011
I found this game a nice change from all the "dark" ones out there. I loved the graphics! Hidding of the objects was very clever.Would recommend to those who are looking for a light game to play.
Rapatorette | Added on: February 14, 2011
Figuring all the potions was mind boggling at times. I was at a point where I almost gave up but wanted to see the ending. It was a cute story and a different type of hidden object game. It could have been a little less potion finding and more object finding but a good game in all.
Aether_Dreamer | Added on: May 12, 2011
I really enjoyed this game. Most Hidden Object type games are bound and determined to make me use the hint button to the point of exhaustion to find all the items they have ridiculously hidden. This is not one of them. Hodgepodge Hollow has an incredibly simple story that's addictive and has lots of replay value. Those that truly want to hunt and think with every game they play - this won't be for you. Hodgepodge is more for those that want to hunt but want to relax doing it. It's not easy but it's not hard. Sit back and really enjoy it!