Harry Potter LEGO Hogwarts Game 3862
What's better than reading a Harry Potter book? What's better than building LEGO models? Building the new Harry Potter LEGO Hogwarts game, that's what!
This new game from LEGO features a game "board" that you build out of the included 332 LEGO pieces, minifigure game pieces featuring characters in J. K. Rowlings' books (including Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Draco Malfoy and Albus Dumbledore), and a die that you build out of LEGO. Plenty of fun before you even start playing! As part of the game, you can turn staircases and move classrooms to help your own play and hold your opponets back.
LEGO Hogwarts Game Details
A fun and challenging family game for 2 to 4 players. Between the moving staircases and secret passages at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, it can be tricky to find your way around. Be the first to successfully navigate the magical castle to collect all your homework from your classes and get back to your common room!
Reviews from Amazon
I built the castle with my two children who are 9 & 4 and we had a good time doing this. We looked at the castle on the box and wondered how long it would take to build such an elaborate thing, but that wasn't the thing. It was fun. I'm not sure how long it took, because that was part of the fun, and after a few minutes, I didn't care anymore.
Not having an 8+ year old available, I assembled and played this game with my five year old son, and I'm very much impressed. It manages to combine 2 activities--assembling Lego projects, and board games--which he enjoys greatly and which I can share with him. If he were a Harry Potter fan, that would be three things. Whoever designed this spent a lot of time getting the elements right, and the idea of making use of the movable staircases of Harry Potter's school is a great way to integrate elements from the books.
I knew my 9 year old son would enjoy this toy because he is a total Lego nut. He is not a big Harry Potter fan but that's not really necessary. He really couldn't wait to start building the game board and enjoyed building it very much. We have played the game a bunch of times and he plays it pretty often with his friends. I found as an adult the game play was a little boring after the first few times but he seems to like it and with all the variables he doesn't seem to get bored. You can pretty much customize the game to your liking so that it is constantly changing and therefore still fun to play.
You build Hogwarts out of Legos, and then you get to move the building around magically, acting out Harry Potter stories with the provided characters. I'm not sure how much this homework-assignment collecting game objective relates to the Harry Potter tales, strategic as successful play is, but this is a Lego toy, competitively priced with the others, which would be worth it for role-play even without the "game" aspect. I'm not going to ask who would want to be Draco Malfoy. It takes all kinds. But this is a must for any Harry Potter fan who you'd like to see away from the computer for a bit.