Miracle Merchant Guide – How to master the fine art of potion brewing

Miracle Merchant is the latest card game by Tiny Touch Tales taking the internet by storm at the moment, and it’s easy to see why. Miracle Merchant is immensely charming with its colorful, hand drawn artwork. And the gameplay, too, is definitely something special.

This clever new game sees players concocting potions in a fantasy shop in a fresh new take on Solitaire. The game requires a certain level of strategy, though, and that’s where we come in. Here are some beginner’s tips to help you set up shop.

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Miracle Merchant is a fun new alchemy game from Card Crawl developer Arnold Rauers

Game developer Arnold Rauers and his studio TiNYTOUCHTALES have gained a worthy reputation for great game design. Card Crawl and Card Thief have received numerous plaudits from critics and gamers alike. Their latest title, Miracle Merchant, is already creating a buzz since it was released on the Play Store yesterday, with an impressive rating of 4.8 stars from 17 reviews, at the time of writing.

15 of those users gave it 5 stars, with the only criticisms from the other 2 reviewers being battery drain and difficulty level, but they still praised the gameplay.

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Mix and match magical brews in Miracle Merchant, arriving in August

Miracle Merchant, the charming fantasy card game by Tiny Touch Tales, is arriving next week. The development team, which also brought you Card Crawl and Card Thief, announced the game’s launch with a pleasant little trailer that showcases the game’s quirky hand-drawn artwork. Eye-candy aside, we get a quick look at the sheer variety of potions you’ll be able to make by mixing and matching cards.

Miracle Merchant is a Solitaire-esque game at its core, requiring you to match the proper ingredients to mix up potions for your devoted patrons. If Tiny Touch Tales’ past games are anything to go by, they’ve mastered the card genre and made it their trademark. We’re excited to see how the team pairs Miracle Merchant‘s beautiful, fantastical world with their skill in card game design.

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‘Miracle Merchant’, the Next Game From the Developer of ‘Card Thief’, Is Looking for Beta Testers

Card Thief [$ 1.99] is without a doubt one of the best iOS games of the year thus far, as Tinytouchtales managed to take the successful formula from Card Crawl [$ 2.99] and blend it with a load of peculiar stealth elements. The resulting amalgam was something that felt both familiar and intuitive, but also unlike anything that had been done before on the App Store, and it stood out even amongst the strong offerings of Apple’s indie game showcase at the time. Hot off the tails of Card Thief’s success, the developer has put their time into the next Tinytouchtales project in the form of Miracle Merchant. While we first heard about Miracle Merchant last September, the solitaire-style potion creating title has progressed significantly since this first glimpse, and is now looking for beta testers on our forum thread.

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In keeping with Tinytouchtales’ mastery of card-based experiences (the enjoyable turn-based strategy release ENYO [Free] aside), Miracle Merchant deals your character a variety of colorful, hand-illustrated cards that must be combined to create various eccentric potions. Rather than having to slay a nefarious beast, Miracle Merchant tasks you with fulfilling the orders of customers, and will test your card management skills to the limit with ingredients that change between games. While the developer describes Miracle Merchant as ‘one of [their] smaller projects’, I’m as impressed as ever with the vibrant hand-crafted aesthetic of the game and the typically distinctive spin on an age-old classic card game. From a developer with a pedigree as strong as theirs, Miracle Merchant is one to look out for when it launches later this year. However, if you can’t wait, sign up for the beta test now on our forum thread.

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