After much anticipation, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” is finally in theaters! The fun from the movie doesn’t have to end with the beloved series, when you add Clue: World of Harry Potter to your game closet.
Clue: World of Harry Potter is not your average game of Clue. Of course, it’s been years since I’ve played a game of Clue so maybe it’s changed since I last played. I can’t tell you for sure. Hasbro went to great lengths to bring you vivid details from the Harry Potter books and movies we all love to the game of Clue.
The very first thing I noticed was how complicated the game was going to be. It’s hard to see from the picture, but each room has a wheel that spins and the doors open and close among other things. The red doors are open and the black doors are closed.
The actual game pieces include colored tokens, identity cards, two die, floo powder currency, the bad guys (at first I didn’t realize why all the round pieces were bad guys, because only the bad guys commit a crime in Harry Potter, duh!). Anyways, you pick an identity card, one of the good guys, Harry Potter, Jenny, Ron, Hermione. One of the remaining identity cards becomes the student that disappears and that is when your mystery begins.
The picture above is a picture of the floo powder tokens and one of the room spinners. You can use your floo powder credits to travel about the board even faster, but watch out for unlit fireplaces. When you’re sure of your facts, go to The Burrow to make your final accusation and win the game!
The basic play of the game is the same. You pick a location card, a criminal card, and a weapon card and you put them in the Clue envelope. Then you pass out the rest of the mystery cards to the players. Using the cards you have you narrow down who you think did it, in which room they did it in and what spell they cast to do it. You movie your token card however many spaces you roll on the green card from your colored starting point.
The black die and the spinners for the rooms are where the extras to the game come in. Depending on what you roll you will have to perform different actions.
Full List of Contents: Game board, 6 Identity cards, 6 movers, 29 Help cards, 32 Dark cards, 21 Mystery cards, 1 notepad, 40 Floo powder tokens, 6 Suspect tokens, 6 Item tokens, 1 envelope, 1 green die, 1 black die, 1 label sheet, instructions. For 2 – 4 players.
We received a sample to facilitate this review.