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Harry Potter Board Games

Updated on September 18, 2014

Are your kids into anything Harry Potter? These uber cool Harry Potter games are great for muggle family game night. The board games let you interact with the classic JK Rowling stories in a whole new way.

Clue Harry Potter

Clue Harry Potter

Discover the secrets of Hogwarts in this version of the classic Mystery game. Enjoy new game play features and a moving Hogwarts game board. Dark magic has been performed at Hogwarts. A fellow student has vanished from the famous School of Witchcraft and Wizardry--and it is up to you to solve the mysterious disappearance. Play as Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Luna or Neville and try to discover who did it, what spell or item they used, and where the student was attacked. Was it Draco Malfoy with a Sleeping Draught in the Owlery? Move around Hogwarts making suggestions--but watch out. Wheels on the board actually move to reveal secret passages, hidden staircases, and even the Dark Mark. Think you've gathered all the facts you need? Go to Dumbledore's office to make your final accusation to win the game.

20Q Harry Potter

Hold onto your Nimbus 2000! The popular, mind reading 20 Questions electronic game from Radica now allows you to square off on all things Harry Potter. You'll score major house points if you can outsmart the artificial intelligence gizmo on people, places, and things from all seven of the Harry Potter books. Simply think of something related to the wizard's world and then give honest answers to 20 questions that the game asks. Answering "yes," "no," "unknown," or "sometimes" to each question prompts another query or a guess by the device. If you choose an obscure enough person, place, or item, you just might beat the game.

Scene It? Deluxe Harry Potter 2nd Edition

The popular board game that has players watching video clips and shouting out answers is now available in an upgraded Harry Potter theme. This second edition of Screenlife’s Scene It? Harry Potter game is chock full of questions, characters, and clips from the first five Harry Potter movies. Yes, that includes the recently released Order of the Phoenix.Pop the game’s DVD into your player to start the magic and mayhem. Loaded with new clips and puzzles, this version touches on "The Boy Who Lived" to "He Who Must Not Be Named" and all things in between. There are over 1,000 questions on the 160 trivia cards, so even if you see the same snippet from the 180 on the DVD during the same game, the question about that scene will be different. Special technology randomizes the order of the clips to ensure fresh fun each time the game is played.The themed, interactive game board can be spread out for longer games, or folded when you don’t have a lot of time (or players). To help you move around the board there are four metal player tokens (Fawkes, Buckbeak, the Knight Bus, and the Durmstrang ship), one six-sided die to determine how many spaces to move, and one eight-sided die that determines the category to be played. Once the dice have been rolled, clips are watched, questions are asked, and it’s revealed just how true a fan you are. Categories span from Colin’s Camera (trying to determine an item before the picture is fully developed) to Hagrid’s Hut (naming one of the many magical creatures) and from Divination (identifying the character in the crystal ball) to many more.

Harry Potter Mystery At Hogwarts Game

Was it Ron Weasley with the Wingardium Leviosa spell in Filch's office? Or was it Draco Malfoy with the Alohomora spell in the Transfiguration class? If it seems that the Mystery at Hogwarts Game bears more than a passing resemblance to Clue, the classic detective game, you're not imagining things or under the spell of Goyle's Forgetfulness potion. With colorful and stylish game equipment, Mattel has melded the world of J.K. Rowling and Master Potter with the realm of the Brothers Parker and Professor Plum. Players move about the representation of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to determine which three cards are contained in Fluffy's folder. Additional features include a roaming ghost, which can send players back to Start, and certain Hogwarts emblems on the dice that allow a peek at opponents' cards. The Mystery at Hogwarts Game is an attractive and well-designed (if not exactly original) deduction game tie-in to the publishing phenomenon. It will amuse fans more partial to Miss Granger than Mr. Green.

Harry Potter Diagon Alley Board Game

Harry Potter Diagon Alley Board Game

It's time to head back to school. And if that school is Hogwarts, there are a few special supplies students will need for their classes. In this board game, players race around to visit the six shops in Diagon Alley and load their trunks with required school supplies: an owl, wand, potion bottle, robe, book, and cauldron. Move fast, though, because items sell out, stores close, and opponents can slow you down--or, worse, steal your supplies--with magic spells. The use of pointy hats as playing pieces and wizard's money from Gringott's Bank gives added fun to the game's theme.

Harry Potter Championship Quidditch Game

Your objective is to score more goals than the opposing player. Then after the announcer says the number of points each side has, The golden snitch pops out of the high tower.

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone -- The Game

This game features six challenges. Each of these challenges is an individual game, with its own rules. These games are designed to be played in order, but they can also be played individually. The six games are: Hagrid's Challenge: Fluffy, the Three-Headed Dog Sprout's Challenge: The Devil's Snare Flitwick's Challenge: The Winged Keys McGonagall's Challenge: Chess (rules for chess and an abbreviated game of chess are included) Quirell's Challenge: The Troll Snape's Challenge: Secret Potions

Harry Potter Whomping Willow Game

Harry Potter and his pal Ron Weasley have crashed their car into the Whomping Willow. Now it's your turn to help them rescue their luggage. The electronic willow is easily assembled, in either easy or more difficult mode, and there are three ways to play: race the clock, collect a set of luggage, or collect the most pieces. There are enough pieces of luggage (which include school books, owls, and suitcases) and rescue cars for up to four players. Much like the classic Barrel of Monkeys, players use the antennae of flying cars to scoop up the luggage hanging from the branches of the wiggling and creaking tree (it makes some pretty creepy noises). Play can be made even more difficult by changing the mode of play to a more random "whomping" pattern, which is more unpredictable than the default play. The game is fun and challenging, great for muggle children 5 years old and older. Requires three AA batteries (not included).

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      Socialpro54 LM 4 years ago

      Wow what a great info and lens,would appreciate it very much if you could check out mine about King Of Tokyo Board Game

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have invented a Harry Potter board/card game. It can be played solo, or up to 18 people. How can i submit it to mattel?

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      atthehotel 5 years ago

      Whew, lots of Harry Potter games. No Monopoly game yet?

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      WriterJanis2 6 years ago

      I had no idea there were so many Harry Potter games. Thanks for the info!

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      KarenCookieJar 6 years ago

      I'm the only harry potter fan in my family so no one will play any of these with me =(

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      What a fun collection of Harry Potter board games! My daughter is a huge Harry Potter fan -- and she's in her 40's! :-). Am adding this to the related lens section on my 'Games & Puzzles' lens!

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      Pete D 7 years ago

      Great lens. Added as a featured lens on my Harry Potter Pages lens.

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      claremckenzie lm 7 years ago

      What a comprehensive listing! Thanks, this is very informative :-)

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      eclecticeducati1 8 years ago

      Goodness, I didn't realize there were so many!!! I would love to have the chess set, but it's Just slightly *cough cough* out of my price range. The Clue game looks awesome!! Great lens!!! :)