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Jason Theriot
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I'll just use the same review that I left for this game on Amazon.

We're up to game four and can't wait to open up the contents of the next game box to see what we face.
This board game is thoroughly enjoyable by fans of the Harry Potter series and for those who know nothing about it. I, being a minor fan of the series, absolutely love it. My wife, being a big fan of the series, loves it even more!
We often try to find cooperative games because playing on the same team, we find, is so much more of an enjoyable experience. When I saw that it was a cooperative game and looked into it a little, I decided that this was a must have for our collection.

In the game, there are 7 boxes, each labeled "Game 1", Game 2", etc. You start off with the first box, and after (if) defeating the villains, you then open the second box adding those cards to the current ones in play. You continue doing this all the way through game 7 all the while each person's deck is getting stronger and the game is getting much, much more difficult.

Do yourself and your family a favor:
Put the phones away, sit down at the table, and enjoy this cooperative experience! You won't regret it.

A true nail-biter and one the creators should DEFINITELY expand on. We are SO happy we bought this!
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Ironically, it doesn't really need expansions - they're all in the box already, waiting for you.
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byronczimmer wrote:
Ironically, it doesn't really need expansions - they're all in the box already, waiting for you.

Yeah, I don't know what they could wring out of the stories for an expansion, but I did have one idea. If USAopoly made hero versions of the allies with their own abilities, I'd snap those up. So depending on the game you're playing, you'd have some number of extra heroes to swap some or all of the base four. Remove their ally card from the deck, and swap in a new Harry/Hermione/Ron/Neville ally card (as appropriate). Play as the other students, play all the girls, field an all-Weasley team, play the professors...
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Gravey wrote:
byronczimmer wrote:
Ironically, it doesn't really need expansions - they're all in the box already, waiting for you.

Yeah, I don't know what they could wring out of the stories for an expansion, but I did have one idea. If USAopoly made hero versions of the allies with their own abilities, I'd snap those up. So depending on the game you're playing, you'd have some number of extra heroes to swap some or all of the base four. Remove their ally card from the deck, and swap in a new Harry/Hermione/Ron/Neville ally card (as appropriate). Play as the other students, play all the girls, field an all-Weasley team, play the professors...


This!!! Please!
 
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Oh to play Fred and George as a team...
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Gravey wrote:
[q="byronczimmer"] If USAopoly made hero versions of the allies with their own abilities, I'd snap those up. So depending on the game you're playing, you'd have some number of extra heroes to swap some or all of the base four. Remove their ally card from the deck, and swap in a new Harry/Hermione/Ron/Neville ally card (as appropriate). Play as the other students, play all the girls, field an all-Weasley team, play the professors...


WHERE DO I SIGN A PETITION FOR THIS IDEA?
Take my money, USAopoly!
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Gravey wrote:
byronczimmer wrote:
Ironically, it doesn't really need expansions - they're all in the box already, waiting for you.

Yeah, I don't know what they could wring out of the stories for an expansion, but I did have one idea. If USAopoly made hero versions of the allies with their own abilities, I'd snap those up. So depending on the game you're playing, you'd have some number of extra heroes to swap some or all of the base four. Remove their ally card from the deck, and swap in a new Harry/Hermione/Ron/Neville ally card (as appropriate). Play as the other students, play all the girls, field an all-Weasley team, play the professors...

Alternate Hero cards with different abilities, alternate starting cards for the heroes, added mechanisms for trashing, upgrading, or cycling starting cards, added mechanisms for cycling available cards for purchase, alternate sets of locations for each book (maybe more locations with shorter tracks, but more gradual ramp up in difficulty), there are probably other possibilities as well.
 
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Gravey wrote:
byronczimmer wrote:
Ironically, it doesn't really need expansions - they're all in the box already, waiting for you.

Yeah, I don't know what they could wring out of the stories for an expansion, but I did have one idea. If USAopoly made hero versions of the allies with their own abilities, I'd snap those up. So depending on the game you're playing, you'd have some number of extra heroes to swap some or all of the base four. Remove their ally card from the deck, and swap in a new Harry/Hermione/Ron/Neville ally card (as appropriate). Play as the other students, play all the girls, field an all-Weasley team, play the professors...


There is so much they could "wring out" of the books! Thousands of wonderful pages of characters, creatures, spells...I'm hoping so much that USAopoly uses their licensing of Harry Potter to the fullest extent!
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Gravey wrote:
Yeah, I don't know what they could wring out of the stories for an expansion...


Wands. They could totally add wands in to the mix. When you pick your character you are dealt a random wand card (the wand chooses the wizard afterall) with it's own special ability. I'd make them minor, but still useful, and of course you'd have to balance them out with a bit more challenge.

There's also plenty of minor challenges and not-quite-villians that crop up. You could shuffle them with the villians and when they pop up the heroes have to stop their fight against the villians to do something like help Hagrid hide his baby dragon, or play a quidditch match. Maybe they could be optional and provide some small reward.
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