Growing up, CLUE was always one of my favorite games. I really enjoyed trying to figure out who was guilty of the crime by careful elimination of suspects. Mr. Plum in the Library with the Candlestick. Well, Hasbro has taken this classic game and turned it up a notch in the new CLUE World of Harry Potter.
A classic game meets a classic story! In Clue World of Harry Potter there are Dark Forces at work. A friend has vanished and its up to you to rescue them before its too late. Playing as Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Luna or Neville, you must try to discover who did it, what spell or item they used and where the student was attacked. Was it Fenrir Greyback with a Cursed Necklace in the Forbidden Forest? Use the Floo Network to travel faster through the wizarding world — but watch out for unlit fireplaces! When you’re sure of your facts, return to the Burrow to make your final accusations and win the game!
When the game arrived, I wasn’t sure how much fun I would have since I haven’t read a single Harry Potter book or seen any of the movies. Kacie (9), on the other hand, is a Harry Potter fanatic and was so excited to play! I was just worried that it may be a little complicated for her but she actually beat me every single time!
For those of you who think you know the game CLUE, you’ll be surprised at all the new features that await you with the Harry Potter version. You receive Floo Points that allow you to hop from one room to the next.
There are also magical spells that take away Floo Points if you don’t have the right Help cards.
However, one of the most challenging new features are the four wheels that players take turns rotating to open and close doors to the various rooms. I can’t tell you how many times I tried to make my way to a certain room only to find that the door had just closed!
Kacie and I had so much fun playing this game even though I had a hard to pronouncing a lot of the words. The only thing I wished were different were how the Floo Points were distributed. As it is right now, you can only get an allotment (depending on the number of players) in the beginning of the game. However, you can lost them pretty quickly. There should be a way to somehow earn more Floo Points throughout the game.
Playing CLUE World of Harry Potter brought back so many childhood memories and I’m glad that Kacie had fun playing, too. Being able to see her favorite book series on a playing board was really cool for her and she’s been asking to play again and again. This is one game that I don’t mind saying “Yes” to!
This post was written for Hasbro who provided the complimentary game in exchange for our honest review.
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