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This game is a trivia game with questions based on Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone. At the start of a game you choose a house to be in either Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin. The objective is to collect six different charm cards which you win by correctly answering questions then make your way to the center of the board and answer the final question.
The questions vary in their difficulty and cover all aspects of the story from muggles to spells to magical creatures. The game is fun to play, the spell cards and threat of imprisonment in either the dungeon or the forbidden forest add excitement and the special die expediency as it is possible to roll an 11 with just one die.
The game must have been created by someone with an intrinsic knowledge of Harry Potter and the Wizarding World as there are questions in there few people could devise and answer.
This game is a must have for all Harry Potter fans and can be played several times as the large number of question cards prevents frequent repetition of questions.
Harry Potter Trivia Game is a game which, I could honestly say is a game I could play all day; every day. The numerous days that I have spent with my young brother on this game has given me so much enjoyment.
It is clear that the game has been made and designed by someone who really knows Harry Potter, someone who has a knowledge and a reading experience of what the game is like.
The questions are varied across a wide range of subjects which widens the knowledge further. Also, the way the game is designed, it lets you by competitive, in the way that you can collect charm cards for getting a question right - two charm cards if you don't use the multiple choice answers.
However, you do get punished for getting questions wrong - you recieve a curse card where you are told to go somewhere negative - there are four detention rooms situated around the board or you could be told to get rid of one of your charm cards.
Also, there is tension at the start of the game, where you pull a card out a random to see what house you represent.
All in all, this game is a brilliant game, which can be enjoyed with players of up to around 8 - two people in a team in one house. Or, my favoured option - playing with just two people where you can have a game just for an hour.
Your personal preference! Your choice!
This is a trivia game based on the first Harry Potter book - "Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone". Basically, you join with one of the houses - Ravenclaw, Griffyndor, Slitherin or Hufflepuff. You then have to answer question on the different topics in the book - beasts, muggles, hogwarts, etc. and then you can move along until you win the game. It's suited for all age groups as if you don't know the answer straight (which would have got you two charm cards), you can opt for the 3 multiple choice (which might get you one charm card), and this makes it much easier for the younger generations. The board is a strange representation of hogwarts with the game more than the accuracy in mind. The little spaces that you move along are extremely small and it is very hard to tell if someone is cheating or not. The rules must be terribly hard for any junior to read. They are simple until it gets to the spells section where it says this can be used at all times except... So you really have to know the rules backwards to give everyone a fair chance. The game is for two to eight players but you would be mad to play with just two players. If you did the vast amount of questions would be used up so quickly the game would become obselete. Obviously, a game that has a certain amount of cards can only get easier and this is very true. You start off very rusty on the questions, but each gradually brings back the story and by the end, it surprising if somebody gets one wrong. The game should have been made a lot longer as it only takes about 15 minutes to play and this is much to short to feel comfortably and really start enjoying it. Overall, I give the game a thumbs up but I'm constantly wary of Harry Potter becoming a sell-out which would be a disaster for the wonderful books.