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If you haven’t been living under a rock, you must have an idea of who Harry Potter is. Many people have grown up with J.K. Rowling’s book series or the movie versions about a young wizard named Harry Potter who battles the forces of evil with the help of his friends Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, and other people who help them along the way.

Together, the main trio goes to a magic school called Hogwarts, where they attend classes such as Defense Against the Dark Arts, learn to cast spells, and play Quidditch while collecting points for their house. Go House Gryffindor!

The world of Harry Potter is enchanting and comes with a level of complexity that captures the attention of both kids and adults. Its huge popularity has led to all sorts of merchandise, including board games! There’s nothing more magical than Harry Potter board games!

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Best Harry Potter Board Games

Suppose you and your friends like immersing yourselves in the world of a board game, playing Harry Potter board games will be quite a trip! You can play a Harry Potter Board game with a little or a lot of imagination and experience what it’s like to be a wizard just like your favorite Harry Potter characters!

We’ve put together a list of the best Harry Potter board games that will let players cast spells, meet awesome creatures, fight off beasts and even defeat villains! Get ready for your game nights to become more magical with these board games!

1. Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle Cooperative Deck-Building Card Game

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  • Player count: 2-4 players
  • Duration: 30 or 90 minutes and more
  • Ages: for ages 11 and up

Movie nights are always better when we have our favorite Harry Potter movie on repeat. If you’ve watched Harry Potter movies on repeat, you surely remember the epic Hogwarts Battle that took place in the final film.

The first board game on our list is just about that. Check out the Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle Cooperative Deck-Building Card Game! The objective of this game is to defeat the dark villains threatening to take over the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Players encounter iconic characters like Bellatrix Lestrange, Peter Pettigrew, Voldemort, even magical creatures and Death Eaters. You can play as one of your favorite characters like Harry, Ron, Hermione, or Neville.

This family game is a cooperative deck-building game where players can go on adventures based on what happened in the 7 Harry Potter books. Players go through 7 game adventures that keep becoming more difficult as you go up a level.

Each level or book adds new types of cards that will be added to the player deck. There are additional rules, new villains, and new locations to protect too. Since this is a deck-building game, players can combine cards with building even stronger decks of cards to defeat more challenging villains. Players must stop the villains from taking control of the locations, and if the villains take all the places, it’s game over!

While you progress through the years (levels 1-7) of the game, you will reveal more challenging encounters and unlock mysteries and secrets. This is the base game, but you can get the expansion pack Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle - The Monster Box of Monsters Expansion and continue the battle you started in the original game.

Reasons to buy:

  • With the 7 game adventures, this board game has a level of difficulty that matches every player of the game–from kids to adults alike.
  • Beautiful art featuring movie stills
  • Well made and sturdy tokens and other components
  • Co-op tabletop, for those friendly teamwork experience
  • Great replay value even after you played through all the levels

Reasons to avoid:

  • If you are an experienced gamer looking for a more complex deck-building game, this junior deck-builder game may not be for you.

2. Hasbro Gaming Clue: Wizarding World Harry Potter Edition Mystery Board Game

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  • Player count: 3-5 players
  • Duration: 30 - 45 minutes or more
  • Ages: for ages 8 and up

The next board game on our list is perfect for fans of the familiar board game, Clue. In this Harry Potter edition of Clue, players are tasked to solve a student’s disappearance in the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. So mysterious, right? To add to the immersion, play as one of your favorite characters: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Luna, or even Neville. Did you notice that these characters are all members of the original Dumbledore’s Army?!

This game comes with a board, dice, player pieces, and mystery cards. Take turns and roll the dice as you move from one room to another. You will explore different locations in Hogwarts, such as the Trophy Room, Owlery, and others. Who knows if you will find secret passages while investigating? Be on the lookout for clues and narrow down the possibilities of who the culprit is!

Visit Dumbledore’s office and tell him who you think the culprit is. Whoever gets the answer right the fastest wins! While this board game takes the classic “whodunit” Clue approach, it has enough innovative ideas and Harry Potter twists that all franchise fans will love! Do you think you can make the correct guess?

Reasons to buy:

  • Fun game for Harry Potter lovers
  • Great way to teach kids deduction skills
  • Still incorporates the classic Clue guessing game, making it perfect for fans of the original!

Reasons to avoid:

  • If you are looking for something more challenging, the level of difficulty in this game is just like the original Clue.
  • Players have house points, and if you lose all your points if you get eliminated. This rule makes it frustrating for players to get eliminated because they draw a Dark Mark, which can lessen their points by a few or a lot!

3. Hasbro Gaming Trivial Pursuit: Wizarding World Harry Potter Edition Compact Trivia Game

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  • Player count: 2 or more players
  • Duration: 30 - 45 minutes or more
  • Ages: for ages 8 and up

What does the Imperious Curse do? Who is Fluffy? If you think you know the answers to these questions, you might be a Harry Potter trivia buff! Since you know a lot about the world of Harry Potter, then this next board game on our list might be what you’re looking for. Trivial Pursuit is one of the most popular trivia games available. As the name suggests, this game is all about answering a series of seemingly trivial questions about general knowledge or popular culture.

For this Harry Potter edition of the classic Trivial Pursuit, players will have to answer questions about the world of Harry Potter. It comes with 600 trivia cards with questions about all sorts of questions. The trivia categories include The Dark Arts, Magical People, Hogwarts, Magical Spell & Potions, and others! Of course, this being a board game means this isn’t just any other trivia game.

Players can choose between the short version or the extended version. In the short version, players will win a card for each correct answer and end their turn. In the extended version, once a player answers a question correctly, they have to roll the dice and correctly answer the random question to win the card. Their turn will only end once they answer incorrectly. Collect cards to win the game!

This is a perfect game for hardcore Harry Potter fans who probably know all the names of Ron’s brother’s wives. If not, then you may run into some trouble answering the questions. Don’t worry! There are still plenty of other Harry Potter board games for you to play!

Reasons to buy:

  • Perfect for hardcore Harry Potter fans who know a lot of trivia about the series
  • Has tons of questions for everyone to scratch their heads to
  • This compact travel edition makes it very portable and easy to bring to any game night!

Reasons to avoid:

  • If you are a casual consumer of Harry Potter, you may not know the little intricate details of the series, making this a difficult trivia game!

4. Pressman Harry Potter Magical Beasts Game

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  • Player count: 2 to 4 people
  • Duration: 30 - 45 minutes or more
  • Ages: for ages 6 and up

The next board game on the list is, of course, set in the magical world of Harry Potter. You can play as Harry, Ron, Hermione, or Ginny as you discover and identify magical creatures. Collect clues and track down magical beasts. Players can explore Hogwarts’ interior and grounds in this unique swinging board game. For lovers of board game collection

This Harry Potter Magical Beasts mystery board game is a unique experience for all players. If you’re looking for party games to play, this is great if your friends also love Harry Potter! Unlike remakes of old classic games, the Harry Potter Magical Beasts board game gives players a unique experience and fresh gameplay experience. If you like Clue and Harry Potter, this board game will be a great addition to your board game collection.

The main goal in this board game is for players to get four cards that correspond to one beast. Once you’ve collected all the clues, you can determine which magical beast you caught. Imagine how fun it is to track fantastic creatures such as a Phoenix, Hippogriff, Acromantula, and more!

The players will take turns rolling the dice, which allows the player pieces to move across the spaces on the game board.

When a player lands on a tile that indicates a card type, they get to take one card from that pile. The card is then placed face down. Should you obtain another card of that type, you place the new card on top of the other card.

The first player who obtains all four cards of each type for one magical beast wins! Players will need to develop a strategy and a little luck to do well in this game.

Reasons to buy:

  • Boasts a unique board game experience where players can flip the board and uncover another board came location
  • This board game relies mostly on rolling the dice, making it a simple game kids can easily pick up and enjoy.

Reasons to avoid:

  • This is a mostly random game and will definitely rely largely on luck.

5. Scrabble World of Harry Potter Board Game

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  • Player count: 2 to 4 people
  • Duration: 60 minutes average playtime
  • Ages: for ages 11 and up

Do you play Scrabble during family game nights? It’s a board game that all family members can enjoy together, which is one of the reasons it has become such a classic. Scrabble is a wordplay game where players score points by placing tiles on a board. Each letter has a corresponding point, and certain tile locations on the board give additional bonus points. Players must form words, left to right or up to down. Now, think about how fun it is to use all sorts of words from Harry Potter in a game of Scrabble!

The Scrabble World of Harry Potter Board Game is all about testing how much wizarding vocabulary players have picked up from the series of books or movies. Like in the original Scrabble, players will place tiles and form words related to the Harry Potter lore. The player who scores the most points will win. Put your knowledge of anything Harry Potter-related and see how much of a Potterhead you and your friends or family are!

Reasons to buy:

  • Gameplay is similar to the classic Scrabble game, making it easy to play and pick-up
  • Cute and good art on the Harry Potter-themed game board
  • It’s Scrabble but different!

Reasons to avoid:

  • Gameplay is more intricate and incorporates more rules than a classic game of Scrabble!
  • If you are looking for a Harry Potter board game to play with little kids, the level of difficulty for Harry Potter Scrabble is more suited to older kids, so proceed with caution!

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