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43 of 49 found the following review helpful:
Harry Potter Tivia Game Nov 13, 2000
If you loved the books you will love the game. I am not a child and love the books and this game. The question are all from Rowlings fist book and they are not easy. This is the best Tivia game I have ever played. Buy it.
19 of 20 found the following review helpful:
Motivates reluctant reader! Feb 15, 2001
Shhh: we had an ulterior motive -- we're trying just about anything to get our 7 year old son excited about reading. He struggles with reading, especially out loud, but loves for US to read (and re-read) all 4 of the Harry Potter books to him. We were delighted that he was not only willing but excited to read -- out loud! -- the questions & answers on the clever trivia cards, all of which are based on the first book. He beat his parents every time we played, and now wants to play at least a couple of times a week! The game also encouraged us to look through the book on points of dispute (yes, the cards so far are right), and to go through later volumes to see what happened next to some of the characters. My only suggestion: create additional card sets for the last 3 books too -- and soon!
14 of 14 found the following review helpful:
Accio Harry Potter Trivia Game Sep 10, 2001
This game is tons of fun. Not only does it teach you a lot about Harry Potter but the various charms and spells cards make it even more challenging. The questions are about magic, muggles, wizard history and various other subjects. I don't reccomend this unless you are 9 or older and have read all the Harry Potter books and love the stories. This game combines trivial pursuit and jail in monopoly for a very fun game. Buy it now!
23 of 26 found the following review helpful:
Wizards, 3 Headed dogs, Magic Keys and HARRY POTTER! Nov 12, 2002
I sit here writing this review somewhat humbled and a lot embarrassed because despite my respectable IQ and my "too many to mention" Birthdays, I have just been trounced in a rousing game of Harry Potter Trivia by my 8 year old son! True, said 8 year old son is really an 28 year old in an 8 year olds body, but the truth of the matter is this...he beat me 2 games out of 3...and with no effort upon his part! In fact, I think he threw the last game just so I wouldn't feel too badly!
In less than a month, movie theaters everywhere will be packed with munchkins in Wizard's costumes, waving wands and muttering incantations while they dazzle their peers with their innate knowledge of the wizard of the day...Harry Potter!
Now, the reason I bought this game was not just because my son wanted it. To be sure, that was a factor, but the real reason was purely academic. We finished the fourth Harry Potter book in the series this summer and I seriously was wondering how much my son had retained from the books. Spying this game on the shelves the other day, I decided to buy it and hopefully through playing it, discover how much my son remembered from our journeys into Daigon Alley and our inevitable trips on the Hogwarts Express!
I found upon first glance at the game, an attractive playing board, with bright colors rivaling Bretie Bott's beans and crisp clear illustrations, reminiscent of Harry's photo album. I also found this game to be fairly simple to play...A plus for those of us who don't read "instruction-ese" very well! Having 5 different categories of questions, I quickly realized this would give my son's reading comprehension the ultimate test...and would help stave off boredom at the same time!
We set out to play the game and play we did. Throughout the next hour or so (the time in which it takes to complete one game, depending of course upon the number of persons playing and their abilities) I found myself reliving the adventures of Harry Potter and his friends. I also found myself trying to remember things such as...."What was the name of Harry's Aunt"....(Petunia)! Or...."Who delivered Harry to his Aunt and Uncle's doorstep?"....(Hagrid...on a motorcycle no less)! Now, I admit those are simple ones but try one of these....."What is the name of Hagrid's ideal 'pet'?".........."What is the REAL name of Harry's father's best friend?"........OR....."What is the last and final test in the Triwizard tournament?"....Now, I am not going to ruin the game for you by telling you the answers, but I will tell you that there are many more like the ones listed and lots are harder still to answer!
This game is a real brain buster in that you have to remember tidbits, from not just the first book in the series, but from ALL of them.....characters....actions.....outcomes.....spells.....wizards.....Quidditch facts.....and much, much more come at the player with the speed of the "golden snitch" with Harry hot on its trail!
I fully recommend this game to everyone who has a special child in his/her life who is crazy about Harry Potter! I found it a lot of fun to play with my son and it shows all too well the comprehension skills he has honed since reading these books! It also showed me that I need to do some reviewing before playing it again with my son, in order to save face!
Though it can seem a bit pricey at about [X], I feel it is still a good buy. Since it is filled with many detailed trivia bits...it will be a long time before we hear the same questions being asked again! I also recommend anyone contemplating purchasing this game for a Christmas gift, to purchase it NOW.....Harry Potter items promise to be "hot" this Christmas, and with less than a month to go before the movie premiers......items are already quickly leaving shelves!
So, dig out those old "wizard" robes, brush off your "Nimbus 2000", and polish up that wand.....Harry Potter is due any time now and you had better be ready!
Happy Harry Trivia......and have a magical good time!
13 of 14 found the following review helpful:
HARRY POTTER TRIVIA Jul 31, 2001
This is a great game that requires a lot of thinking back on the books. The point is to collect 6 different charm cards by answering questions corectley, then racing back to your house and answering a final qusetion. But if you get it wrong you take a curse card. A curse card may say to give a charm card to any player, everyplayer can take a charm card from you, or it will say to go to teh trophy room, dungeon, forbiden forest, or the hospital wing. when your in on of these places you must follow the direcitons to get out. This is a great game for the whole family to play if they have read Harry Potter 1-4. The rules are a little hard to learn but once you got them it makes for nice smooth play. Remember you should only buy and play this game if you have read Harry Potter 1-4.
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