USAopoly will release a HARRY POTTER deck-building game called ‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle!’
Official Harry Potter games haven’t been seen on shelves in a long time– so long, in fact, that some of them are now considered collectors items. But with new Potter material cropping up in the form of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the London stage play turned book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, we have seen new merchandise everywhere. And so it was only a matter of time before a new wizarding board game hit stores.
USAopoly has created a Harry Potter themed deck-building game called ‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle.’ In this game players will be put right in the centre of the Battle of Hogwarts as one of four beloved heroes: Harry, Ron, Hermione or Neville. Players will then have to complete seven tasks, presumably using the seven different ‘game boxes’ that come with the game, to save Hogwarts from a flurry of different villains, from Death Eaters to Dementors to Voldemort himself. As you move through the game, your character can collect new spells and magical abilities that will help you in your fight against He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.
Each player begins the game with a set of cards specific to the character they have chosen. For example, the player who chooses Harry will have Hedwig, and the Invisibility Cloak, whereas Hermione will have Crookshanks. As you go through the game, you can collect more spells, potions, and ally cards, which will all help you in your fight to save the wizarding world.
Unfortunately for international fans, ‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle’ will only be available in the US and Canada. You can pre-order the game here if you’re in the US, whereas me and my fellow Canadian fans will have to wait to buy the game in stores when it launches on September 9th, 2016.
For fans who have always wondered how they would fare in the wizarding world, this game is perfect. I know I’ll be testing my luck against Voldemort on September 9th. What about you? Will you be buying this game? Let us know in the comments!