Game Review: Harry Potter Clue


Harry Potter Clue

Players: 3-5

Age range: 9+

5 Stars

Harry Potter Clue - Liza's Homeschool Journey

What’s in this game?

Harry Potter Clue has a lot of cool stuff in it. Dumbledore’s office is a special spot in the middle of the board where you make your final accusation.  This game also has help cards and dark deck cards.  Harry Potter Clue even has house points just like in the book but in the game they keep you alive from the dark deck cards.

Harry Potter Clue - Liza's Homeschool Journey
Help Card
Harry Potter Clue - Lizas Homeschool Journey
Dark Deck Card
Harry Potter Clue - Lizas Homeschool Journey
House Points

This game also has…

characters:

  • Harry Potter (purple)
  • Ron Weasley (yellow)
  • Ginny Weasley (blue)
  • Neville Longbottom (green)
  • Hermione Granger (red)
  • Luna Lovegood (white)

NOTE: this game’s characters are different than it’s suspects.

Harry Potter Clue - Lizas Homeschool Journey
Character Cards

suspects:

  • Draco Malfoy
  • Lucius Malfoy
  • Bellatrix Lestrange
  • Dolores Umbridge
  • Peter Pettigrew
  • and Crabbe & Goyle

weapons:

  • a Sleeping Draught
  • a Vanishing Cabinet
  • a Portkey
  • Impedimenta
  • Petrificus Totalus
  • and a Mandrake

rooms:

  • the Great Hall
  • the Hospital Wing
  • the Room of Requirement
  • the Potions Classroom
  • the Trophy Room
  • the Divination Classroom
  • the Owlery
  • the Library
  • and the Defense Against the Dark Arts Classroom
Harry Potter Clue - Lizas Homeschool Journey
Mystery Cards

My Alternate Rules

I sometimes change the rules and make up my own way to play the game.

Eli’s Harry Potter Clue rules for 1 player:

  1. Use all 5 characters (the 6th one is the one captured by the dark forces a.k.a. put aside).
  2. Sort the mystery cards (suspects, weapons, and rooms) into piles and shuffle them.
  3. Pick the top card from all three piles (NO PEEKING!) to put into the envelope.
  4. Mix the rest of the mystery cards together and put them all in a pile next to you.
  5. Place the characters tokens on their spots on the board.
  6. Take turns being each character.
  7. Once a guess is made look through the mystery cards in your pile from step 4 until you find one that proves the character who you are currently playing wrong and mark it on your paper.
  8. Do this taking turns with each character until you can make an accusation.

My Star Rating

I rate this game 5 out of 5 stars.  If you love Harry Potter this game is awesome!  And even if you don’t like Harry Potter this game is still fun if you like the game clue.  If you like both than this game is definitely for you.

 

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