The Harry Potter franchise revitalized the wonder of magic for a lot of children and adults alike. Seven books, eight movies and tons of related merch, attractions, spin-offs and more shows just how popular the franchise is. Who hasn't looked towards their window and hoped to see an owl with their acceptance letter to Hogwarts? And who hasn't spent money on one or two Harry Potter games that let them pretend, at least for a moment, that they were a real witch or wizard? Anyone who's looking to get that experience again will definitely want to check out the games on this list.
Here are 10 old school table-top Harry Potter games that you can still get on eBay.
10 Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle
Anyone who is a fan of Harry Potter and who loves deck-building games will find the Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle game right up their alley. Hogwarts Battle has up to 4 players playing four of the most iconic students in the history of Hogwarts: Harry, Hermione, Ron, and Neville.
Each of these students has their own deck filled with different spells, magical items and ally cards depicting other iconic characters from the series. Each player has to work together to defeat Voldermort and other villains to protect Hogwarts against the forces of the Dark Arts.
9 Pressman Harry Potter Triwizard Maze Game
Ever play the game Trouble? Well, the Harry Potter Triwizard Maze Game is pretty much the same thing, with a twist. Four can play choosing a color that represents the four contestants during Goblet of Fire's Triwizard Tournament; Victor Krum, Cedric Diggory, Fleur Delacour, and Harry himself.
Pop the bubbled dice in the center to move around the board and get back to "HOME." Certain spaces require players to draw a Maze Card, which gives them instructions on how and where to move. The game is simple enough that even young players can enjoy it.
8 CLUE: World Of Harry Potter
Hogwarts is full of surprises and secrets, but when a student suddenly vanishes players have to dive into the mysteries that dwell within the school. The classic CLUE game gets a magical spin as players can play as either Harry, Hermione, Ron, Neville, Luna or Ginny to find out what happened to their fellow student.
You'll discover where it happened, who caused their disappearance, and what spell they used. Pieces on the board move, revealing things like hidden passages and even the Dark Mark! Protect yourself with allies, items, and spells and then bring your findings to Dumbledore to solve the mystery.
7 Trivial Pursuit: World Of Harry Potter
Know how Malfoy got Death Eaters into Hogwarts, or how about the name of each Deathy Hollow? If you do then you'll do well at Trivial Pursuit: World of Harry Potter. The iconic trivia game features over a thousand questions based on the eight Harry Potter films.
Up to eight players can see who out of their friends is the biggest Harry Potter fan as they're quizzed in categories like Magical People, Objects & Artifacts, Magical Creatures and more. Players can represent their favorite Hogwarts' House as they collect wedges and move along the board with the House mascot movers.
6 Codenames Harry Potter
In a standard Codenames game, players work together as secret agents to relay information to their partner. In Codenames Harry Potter, players are members of the Order of the Phoenix, who must tread carefully through Diagon Alley as they try to pass on top secret information to their fellow Order members.
Players have to find nine Order members using one-word clues. Players have to find the right cards before they run out of time and avoid the wrong ones. Death Eaters lurk behind those cards and choosing one of those or the Voldermolt card will cost them the game.
5 Harry Potter Wizard Chess
Anyone who has seen Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone should remember the gripping moment when Ron Weasley sacrificed himself in a game of Wizard Chess in order to allow Harry and Hermione to complete their mission without him. It was easily one of the most iconic moments for Ron in that movie, if not in the entire series.
This miniature reconstruction of Wizard Chess contains beautifully detailed pieces and can be played with the very same rules as the classic game of chess, though some would argue that it belongs on a collector's shelf.
4 Munchkin Deluxe Harry Potter
Munchkin is a game that puts players in the role of a dungeon crawling hero looking for riches to collect and monsters to battle. Each successful battle raises a player's level by one, and the first one to reach level 10 wins.
While that might sound easy, there are ways for players to throw a wrench into one another's game, making it a fun challenge for everyone involved. The Harry Potter version follows this tradition, except players take on the role of a member of their favorite Hogwarts house, and of course, all of the villains and monsters are ones familiar to fans of the series.
3 Harry Potter Miniatures Adventure Game
Harry Potter Miniatures Adventure Game is an immersive experience for fans of the cinematic universe. Players are given control of a group of witches and wizards, depicted by intricately sculpted miniatures, tasked with navigating their way through illustrated maps of the Wizarding World.
In each environment, there are several Challenges and Quests that players must complete, all while working to stay ahead of their opponents. Potions and Artefact cards help to push things along and, of course, what would any Harry Potter game be without spells? So many variables make it practically impossible for any two games to be the same.
2 Harry Potter Quidditch The Game
Quidditch might be a physical game in the Wizarding World (and even in real life) but it's also been turned into a strategic board game that trades in the field for a hex board. Each team takes turns rolling dice and then moving their pieces, all while turning over one of several tiles in hopes of finding a quaffle to shoot through the hoops.
Shooting the quaffles is quite literal, as it comes with a miniature catapult and hoops to aim for. Each successful launch is worth 10 points. There are also seeker tokens that search for the elusive golden snitch, which is worth 150 points, and immediately ends the game when discovered.
1 Harry Potter Diagon Alley Board Game
Who wasn't upset when they didn't receive their acceptance in the mail?. This game might not take the place of a magical life of adventure, but it does offer an opportunity to at least indulge anyone's fantasies of a First-Year shopping trip to Diagon Alley. On the list is an owl, a wand, a potion bottle, a robe, a book, and a cauldron.
Sounds simple, right? Wrong! Items selling out and stores closing are just the beginning. With the added (dis)advantage of magical spells to slow down and steal from others, the most difficult obstacle that players have to face is each other.