With a large area of the country getting through or preparing for Hurricane Irene, the new family game, Clue – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Edition – can come in handy. Keep your mind off the weather and get the family involved in a board game especially if you don’t have electricity.
This edition of Clue has some added features to keep game play exciting! You still have to answer the Who, What and Where questions (except using Harry Potter characters and scenes) but with the some new additions:
- Secret Passages – change the look and layout of the board – very exciting!
- Help Cards – made up of spells, items and allies. They can combat the Dark Deck.
- Dark Deck – cards that can cause you to lose House Points
- House Points – Tokens that can be lost by the Dark Deck and if all are lost, you are out of the game
Sorry that this sounds confusing, but once you get to playing, you’ll find your way around the game easily. You can changes, such as forgetting about House Points entirely, or using them to lose a turn instead of the game. The way the board changes is something to be seen! And Clue – Harry Potter Edition is a great way to enjoy both the Harry Potter characters, scenes and terminology along with the standard game of Clue. But, I was a bit disappointed with the look of the board – black and white with tiny print and that the characters are cardboard discs.
For three to five players ages 10 and up. If younger children want to play, I suggest not using the House Points at all. The retail price for the game is $24.99 available on the HasbroToyShop.com, Amazon.com, Target, Kmart and ToysRUs.
Includes gameboard, 6 movers, 33 Help cards, 33 Dark cards, 21 Mystery cards, 1 notepad, 40 house point tokens, 6 suspect tokens, 6 item tokens, 1 envelope, 2 standard dice, 1 Hogwarts die, 4 wheels, 4 Plastic rivets, 1 label sheet and instructions.
My daughter, one of the ultimate Harry Potter fans, is now a Clue – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Edition fan as well. Thankfully we’re out of Hurricane Irene’s path, but game night is just as important to us.
What are some of your favorite family board games, especially during a bad weather like a hurricane?
I received a complimentary Hasbro Clue – Harry Potter for review. All opinions are my own.