Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle – Game Review

Description:

Harry Potter Hogwarts BattleBefore my game review of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, let’s find out about the game. 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 defences. In the game, players take on the role of a Hogwarts student: Harry, Rondefencesne or Neville, each with their own personal deck of cards that’s used to acquire resources, (boardgamegeek.com)!

Review:

I’m not going to lie, we may have lost sleep once we started to play this game. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle is extremely addictive and well worth the time! Since the game is seven games in one, it’s great value for the money. Every game is different based on card draw and deck building strategy, making the re-playability of this game very high. The game is well organized with its rules and pieces each in their own separate container, and the graphics and artwork take us through a nostalgic journey through the books and movies as you fight villains you love to hate! As for the negatives, there aren’t many, but there seems to be a few discrepancies in terms of order of events. Hermione for examples starts with Crookshanks in her starting deck, but she didn’t actually have that cat until the third book. Also, you defeat Professor Quirrell in the first game, but you have to keep defeating him every game. Since he died in the first book, he should be removed from the game. All in all, this is a classic game for any Harry Potter fan!

The game is well organized with its rules and pieces each in their own separate container, and the graphics and artwork take us through a nostalgic journey through the books and movies as you fight villains you love to hate! As for the negatives, there aren’t many, but there seems to be a few discrepancies in terms of order of events. Hermione for examples starts with Crookshanks in her starting deck, but she didn’t actually have that cat until the third book. Also, you defeat Professor Quirrell in the first game, but you have to keep defeating him every game. Since he died in the first book, he should be removed from the game. All in all, this is a classic game for any Harry Potter fan!

As for the negatives, there aren’t many, but there seems to be a few discrepancies in terms of order of events. Hermione for examples starts with Crookshanks in her starting deck, but she didn’t actually have that cat until the third book. Also, you defeat Professor Quirrell in the first game, but you have to keep defeating him every game. Since he died in the first book, he should be removed from the game. All in all, this is a classic game for any Harry Potter fan!