Little Alchemy

  • Android, Website, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 12+
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About Little Alchemy

Little Alchemy is a puzzle game available on the web and for iOS, Chrome, and Android. It's an update of the original Little Alchemy game with more items, new art, and more.


Little Alchemy Review

What do we like about Little Alchemy?

The four fundamental elements of air, earth, fire, and water are available to players at the beginning of the game. They can combine and recombine these elements, such as puddles, energy, the planet, lizards, love, humans, zombies, robots, and farmers, by dragging and dropping them to the workspace on the left.

What skills does it improve?

Little Alchemy, an entertaining puzzle game promotes creativity, perseverance, and systems thinking. It can also spark an interest in math, science, history, and literature through creative integration.

What age is it appropriate for?

Little Alchemy is appropriate for students in grades 6-12.

Is Little Alchemy free?

Little Alchemy is available free to users. 

Is Little Alchemy easy to use?

There are similarities between several of the components. It's jam-packed with exciting discoveries and experiments. The flavour text is hilarious.

How will students benefit?

Students can learn via exploration and discovery with Little Alchemy in its own special way. It offers an incredibly entertaining experience that, if teachers are adaptable, can result in subject learning. Students will need to utilise their imagination, systems thinking, and educated guesses as the game becomes more challenging to find new combinations. 

Many of the pairings make sense, such as the creation of birds when air and animal are combined. However, many of the combinations are more complex. Students will develop patience and learn how to control their frustration as a result of the gradual combination of a few factors.

How will teachers benefit?

Little Alchemy is a free-form sandbox puzzle game that can enhance classroom instruction or devolve into joyful mayhem. Through trial and error, students can play the game with ease. By urging pupils to approach play with greater consideration, it would be possible to manage the trial-and-error process a little better. They could talk about their decisions and make predictions, or they might map and diagram their options. However, this method is not given much assistance in the game itself, which may aggravate some educators. 

The experience is motivating, practical, and engaging in a way that few more conventional educational games can be for teachers who are more accustomed to the open-ended nature of the game and who are willing to put in a little additional work to help kids learn. Little Alchemy 2 can be used by teachers to talk about the differences between how objects mix in real life and in the game, as well as the reasoning behind specific combinations.

What can Little Alchemy improve on?

Students might need to use suggestions to finish the game if play devolves into trial-and-error.

How much does Little Alchemy cost?

Little Alchemy is available free of cost to users. 

Final thoughts

Players who are successful in this game will have used critical thinking, inventiveness, and comedy. Though creative teachers are left in charge of teaching a more structured curriculum, students' persistence and lateral thinking will be challenged. The website has general tips for strategy as well as a cheat section that explains to pupils exactly what parts must be joined to make certain elements. Students that run into trouble can benefit from these strategies.

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In-App Purchases - Yes

In-App Advertising - No


Jakub Koziol

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