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How to Play with Your Kids. Harry Potter Hogwarts Lego Board Game. Buy Hogwarts Board Game Online.

Updated on January 29, 2011

Playing board games is a perfect way to spend quality time with your family or friends.

Do you remember, when a child, most of all you wanted (and needed!) to be near your parents. Besides the feeling of complete protection, it was just a mere joy to be next to your Mom or Dad. You longed for them to listen to you, to read to you, to play with you.

Do you remember how much you liked to play board games with them? I remember this very well. That’s why I would advise every parent to spend a lot of time playing board games with a child. It will not be difficult, since the choice of board games now is much better than it was in the time when I was little. Board games are almost as old as the world itself. Throughout history in many cultures and societies board games were played, enjoyed and appreciated.

Playing board games is a perfect way to spend quality time together. Besides the pleasure of playing together, board games also have a lot of learning opportunities. Children can learn social skills (like verbal communication, sharing, taking turns), organizational skills, leadership skills; games may have educational value. Also, children learn that life is about luck too. With a swing of a dice your luck can change and somebody else gets a better chance. Children learn to lose and then start everything from the beginning.

Another great way to play with your children is to play Lego with them. Children can play Lego also by themselves. Lego constructors have so many benefits for building children's skills that for decades Lego stays on the top of gifts for children.

Nowadays we have a lucky opportunity to see the perfect combination of Lego as a constructor toy and as a board game at the same time. It will make a great Christmas present

Harry Potter Hogwarts Lego board game (3862)

All children like Harry Potter toys. Harry Potter toys are probably the most popular toys for children of certain ages. If you need a gift for a kid, buy a Happy Potter toy and it will be bingo.

Now, what can be better than Harry Potter toy? Better that Harry Potter toy for a gift will be Harry Potter game! And what can be better than Harry Potter game? Better than Harry Potter game can only be Harry Potter Lego game! Lego constructor and a board game at the same time!

Not only LEGO constructor toy blends into the board game category, but it also features the Harry Potter theme! Please, note: it is not a Lego Video game, but an actual Lego constructor that may be used as a board game after you assemble the game board. 

An amazing constructible board game called Hogwarts is available in every toy shop or shop department, and also you can buy Harry Potter Hogwarts Lego board game online!

Build and then play!

The Harry Potter Hogwarts Lego game is unbelievably affordable, as it is under $30, which makes it more affordable than many other Lego games. Also Harry Potter Hogwarts Lego game is actually, two toys in one!

First you build a construction, like with a usual Lego set. Then you play it as a board game!

The set features

  • 332 Lego pieces;
  • one buildable Lego dice;
  • 9 Lego small figures of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Draco Malfoy and Albus Dumbledore;
  • building instructions and a rule booklet.
  • It is suitable for 2 to 4 players.

The game comes in a convenient box that is small enough to store in the game cupboard but at the same time big enough to keep the game board without having to take it apart.

The purpose of the game is to get from your House dorm, navigate around the castle to the classrooms and library, collect your color coordinated items and get back to the dorms before the rest of the players. It is quite a challenge, because while you move, stairs can shift, you might be stuck against the wall, or get to the wrong staircase. It is Hogwarts after all, a magical place. With each roll of the dice, players are able to rotate staircases or relocate classrooms in order to create obstacles for their opponents.

You can follow the rules, but also you can make the game more challenging by adapting the game in a lot of ways, by creating your own scenario and manipulating the rules! The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts game will stimulate imagination, cooperation, and creativity.

The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts game is not a really "learning" toy, but it has lots of educational value, like problem solving, planning, and construction . But most important, it is a lot of fun, and a good game for families or friends to play together.

The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts game is not a big set, it is at about a square foot. The Lego pieces and the characters dolls are smaller than the regular-sized LEGO versions. However, this factor does not interfere with the value of the game.

The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts game is a quick game (it may last about half an hour, plus building the board may take about thirty minutes) but it is full of creativity, laughter and fun of playing together! It is more fun to play the game when you have all 4 players, but it may be played with 2 players or even one.

For more convenience you may consider buying also a Lego plate to set up the game on top. Sometimes if the children play more energetically, some of the pieces may break off when you try moving them. It does not happen often and it is easily fixable, but a Lego plate may come handy.

There are several kinds of Harry Potter crazy bandz!

Kids will LOVE these Harry Potter crazy bandz!

Tips how to modify the game.


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    • Daliah Lego profile image

      Daliah Lego 5 years ago from Kazakhstan (where Borat came from. LOL)

      abi, the instructions come with the game, but if you'd like more detail, you can use Lego site-

      But, as in any game you are encouraged to come up with your own rules.

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      abi 5 years ago

      where can I find instructions for the game?

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      Daliah Lego 6 years ago from Kazakhstan (where Borat came from. LOL)

      I still love to play with lego!

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      Mungo Bonham 6 years ago

      Hi, what a great page! I'm rediscovering Lego with my little boy - I played with it all through my own childhood.

      All the Lego games are pretty good, but the Harry Potter Hogwarts game has to be the best.

      All the best!