Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle

Cooperative Game
2-4 Players
About 45 Minutes
Grade 3 and Up
Game Schooler Recommendation

Not only does Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle have a theme with worldwide appeal, the game does an excellent job of introducing new gamers to the world of deck-building. Deck-building is a game mechanism in which players “build” their deck by acquiring new cards with more powerful abilities. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle scales in difficulty as progress through the seven books of the famed literary series. This escalation, along with its cooperative gameplay, makes this game an excellent fit for family game night!

Game Overview

The forces of evil are threatening to overrun Hogwarts castle in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, a cooperative deck-building game, and it's up to four students to ensure the safety of the school by defeating villains and consolidating their defenses. In the game, players take on the role of a Hogwarts student: Harry, Ron, Hermione or Neville, each with their own personal deck of cards that's used to acquire resources. By gaining influence, players add more cards to their deck in the form of iconic characters, spells, and magical items. Other cards allow them to regain health or fight against villains, keeping them from gaining power. The villains set back players with their attacks and Dark Arts. Only by working together will players be able to defeat all of the villains, securing the castle from the forces of evil.

  • Logistics Logistics
    Allows players to manage production flow between the point of origin and consumption.
  • Risk Management Risk Management
    Players must identify, evaluate, and prioritize options to reduce the impact of unfortunate events or risks.
  • Strategic Thinking Strategic Thinking
    Encourages players to develop a process or long-term strategy for accomplishing a goal.
  • Tactical Thinking Tactical Thinking
    Challenges players to make decisions based on currently available information.
  • Resilience Resilience
    Teaches players how to quickly recover from and cope with difficulties.
  • Resource Management Resource Management
    Boosts a player’s capacity to efficiently and effectively oversee available assets.
  • Cooperation Cooperation
    Encourages players to work together toward a common goal.
  • Group Discussion Group Discussion
    Instigates the sharing of ideas, the solving of problems, or providing feedback within a group.
  • Selflessness Selflessness
    Inspires players to put the needs of others in front of their own.
Game Details
  • Type: Family Game
  • Category: Cooperative Game
  • Designer(s): Forrest-Pruzan Creative, Kami Mandell, Andrew Wolf
  • Published: 2016
  • Game Length: About 45 Minutes
  • Players: 2-4 Players
  • 2017 Mensa Select Winner
  • 2016 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee
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