Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit Review (USAopoly)

Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit
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What It Is

Trivial Pursuit: World of Harry Potter is a travel edition version of the classic trivia game with 600 questions based on the Harry Potter films. The questions cover six categories: The Dark Arts, Hogwarts, Magical Spells & Potions, Magical Objects, Magical People, and Animals & Magical Creatures.

There are two ways to play with two or more players. You can play a speed game version where you win a card every time you answer a question correctly. Or you can play the longer version where if you answer correctly, you must then correctly answer another question on a different card in order to win that card. To win another card, you must correctly answer a question on a new card and then correctly answer another question on another card. You keep going until you get an answer wrong, and then your turn is over. No matter which way you play, the object is to be the first player to collect six cards.

The game comes with 100 cards, a wedge-shaped card holder, a Trivial Pursuit die, and instructions. These cards can be added to a standard boxed version of Trivial Pursuit if you want.

Is It Fun?

This is definitely a game that will appeal only to hardcore Harry Potter fans. If you don't know or remember the name of the curse in effect in Bellatrix's vault that causes everything touched to multiply, you might find this game frustrating. But if you remember the names of all of Ron's brothers and who they married, you'll do well in this game. And it will be fun to bring along and play on a plane, in a car, or while waiting at a doctor's office.

However, no matter your Harry Potter knowledge level, we definitely think that because some of the questions are so challenging, you'll want to play the speed game version.

Who It’s For

Trivial Pursuit: World of Harry Potter is for very-knowledgeable Harry Potter fans ages 8 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

The instructions mention Wedge questions, but because you're not playing with wedge pieces like in the original version of Trivial Pursuit and there's no Wedge category, we thought calling any of the questions "wedge questions" was a bit confusing.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    Easy