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Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle

Cooperative Game
2-4 Players
About 45 Minutes
Grade 4 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.

Curriculum For This Game
  • Logistics Logistics
  • Risk Management Risk Management
  • Strategic Thinking Strategic Thinking
  • Tactical Thinking Tactical Thinking
  • Patience Patience
  • Resilience Resilience
  • Reading Reading
  • Resource Management Resource Management
  • Cooperation Cooperation
  • Group Discussion Group Discussion
  • Problem Solving Problem Solving
  • Selflessness Selflessness
  • Teamwork Teamwork
  • British Literature British Literature
  • Arithmetic Arithmetic
Game Details
  • Type:Board 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