Sorry Colonel Mustard – you’ve been kicked out of the conservatory with your pipe. There’s a new Clue in town and instead of figuring out who knocked off Mrs. Peacock, I’ll be working with Harry, Hermione, and Ron to figure out who has kidnapped a Hogwarts classmate. The new Clue: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Edition takes the traditional Clue to a whole new level with floo powder, helpful spells, and Bellatrix Lestrange.
About Clue: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Edition
In so many ways, the new Clue: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Edition reminds me of the game I used to play so many years ago. Just like the original Clue, our mission is to figure out whodunnit – except instead of a murder, we’re investigating who kidnapped one of our classmates, with what spell, and where it occurred.
Before you get started, there is a bit of set-up for the game. First you need to install your location wheels, then pop out the doors and the Floo powder tokens. You’ll need these to use the Floo network to travel between rooms. We also need to pop-out the item and suspect tokens, as well as set-up the Mystery card deck. All of this is just a one-time thing (for your first play) and takes a matter of minutes.
After everyone is ready, it’s time to start the detective work. Clue: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Edition comes with instructions that break down how you play the game. Similar to the original Clue, you have suspect, item, and location cards which you use to deduce the culprit with the difference being that Clue: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Edition uses Harry Potter characters, items, and locations. Instead of the conservatory – there’s The Shrieking Shack. Instead of the Candlestick there’s a Cursed Necklace. Instead of Miss Scarlet there’s Peter Pettigrew.
The cool little twists come with the Floo network and the Dark Mark cards. Each player starts off with a certain number of pinches of Floo powder which can be used to travel to a different room that has a fireplace. The Dark Mark can appear on one of the dice or in the Floo network. If the Dark Mark appears, you have to draw a Dark card which can steal your Floo powder if you don’t have the right ally or spell to protect you.
Clue: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Edition is incredibly fun to play and I love how they integrate some of my favorite Potter characters. If you’re a Harry Potter fan, or just love playing board games, then you won’t be disappointed with Clue: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Edition.
You can purchase Clue: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Edition from retailers nation wide for $24.99. This game is great for ages 9 and up, and up can really be UP and is designed for 3 to 5 players.
Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a free product from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.