Affaire Des Poisons 9+

Witches and Demons Arcade Game

Jay Moores

    • 4.6 • 44 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Many of our fears of witchcraft come from the series of 1677-1682 investigations known as the Affair Des Poisons which focused on two notorious French Fortune Tellers, Catherine Monvoisin (La Voisin) and Marie Bosse (La Bosse). These witches sold love potions, good luck potions, and a hot little item referred to as inheritance potions, which was a very fancy name for poison. For a nominal fee La Bosse would sell these potions and powders, and instruct you how to use them. With the help of these witches, wives could escape marriages, family members could inherit wealth, and lovers could remove rivals.

Woodcuts illustrating witches mixing potions, sacrificing babies, and consorting with devils were partly inspired by La Voisin and La Bosse’s 17th century crimes. La Voisin conducted Satanic black masses with the French aristocracy at her side, including King Louis XIV’s favorite mistress, Madame de Montespan. Mme Montespan, fearing that the king may soon tire of her, was willing to sell her soul to the devil and poison her rivals to keep her position.

After several poisonings and murders, the scandal made it to the court’s inner circle where the king feared for his life. Many deaths among the aristocracy were attributed to the secret sale of poisons. It led to a 5 year investigation and the systematic torture and execution of 36 people by burning at the stake.

La Voisin had been a midwife by trade. She secretly performed illegal abortions and used the fetuses to conduct Satanic black masses for her wealthy clients. Madame Montespan is known to have confessed that she paid La Voisin a great fee to conduct a black mass that involved a child sacrifice. During the investigation the remains of 2,500 infants were dug up in La Voisin’s garden. The horrific news about the witch spread across Europe.

The woodcuts that illustrated the news stories of the time created mass hysteria and fear of witches worldwide. I have always had a fascination with these old world depictions of witches. Because monsters and creatures are a feast for the imagination, I made a video game based on 17th century woodcuts of witches, demons, devils, and imps. The game is oddly cute, while maintaining the underlying horror of it all. It’s a strange trip, because you’re playing as the evil witch La Voisin herself, out on one of her terrible crime sprees!

The game starts out with La Voisin running around the countryside with Madame de Montespan. The two of you are collecting all the babies you can find, you know, for Satan. You must avoid the angry mob of Bible thumpin’ church goers and find your way to Marie Bosse’s Potion Shop, where you can purchase different imps and familiars to do your evil bidding. Once you’ve paid Marie Bosse’s fee and unlocked the creature of your choice, you can play the game again with all new powers in the form of a flying demon, a witch on a broomstick, a very handsome goat, and many more. It’s wicked good fun, and you’ll only go to hell a little bit for playing this game! Just a little. Like your toe. It could be possible that your toe might go to hell for playing this game.

- Collect 13 tarot cards one play for a reading of the Heretic's Oracle. (Hint: Stay above ground and avoid the potion shop. You lose your cards if you fall into the underworld or jump into the potion shop, and you'll have to start collecting your cards all over again!) 
- Test your memory with the Make-a-Potion Challenge at Marie Bosse’s Potion Shop to win 100 babies.

Enjoy your evil rampage. You know you’ve earned it.

What’s New

Version 2.2.0

All new mini game available in the Potion Shop: test your memory with the Mix-A-Potion Challenge to win 100 Babies. New scenes added to game play: evil imps can now kidnap babies for a whole new chase feature. More enhanced performance and app improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

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this game ngl is a little weird A LITTLE and it's about kidnapping babies and giveing them to satan. I love the game bc of the graphics and baby noises, it's CUTE! I also love that it gives off satan vibes and witchcraft vibes, this was a good game idea ( my opinion I know some on y'all dislike this.) to me this is a vary fun game to play and I love how there are witches and the video game is in black and white <3 P.S : I have been playing this game for hours <3

werewolfinsandiego ,


The only reason im giving five stars is because of the graphics and baby noises
I keep dying without knowing why

Qmagicpowersbm ,


Nice like it wish their was more I was searching for free

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