After the third part of the Fantastic Beasts pentalogy called "Dumbledore's Secrets" was released in April this year, there will soon be new fodder for all fans of the Harry Potter universe. Asmodee and HeidelBÄR have presented five new games all about the wizarding world, all of which are scheduled to be released this year.

This year is a great year for Harry Potter fans. At the beginning of the year the new Fantastic Beasts film came out, recently a release date for the long-awaited action role-playing game Hogwarts Legacy was finally announced with February 10th, 2023 and in the course of this year we can expect five more board games in the Harry Potter universe. Three of them were only announced a few days ago. Reason enough to give a brief overview of which games will be released this year.

Similo: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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HeidelBÄR Games is launching a new game in the Similo series in collaboration with Horrible Guild. The task of the players is, as in the predecessors, to guess a secret character from twelve characters lying on the table. Players receive clues from a clue giver, who plays cards from his hand as clues, stating whether they are similar or different to the secret character. The guessers gradually rule out a character until, hopefully, the right character is left at the end.

After Similo: Harry Potter, Similo: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the second part in the wizarding universe. There are more than 30 characters, such as Newt Scamander, Tina Goldstein, the Niffler and many more. Similo: Fantastic Beasts will be available in stores in Fall 2022.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Asmodee is releasing a new family game based on the magical film series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Here 1 to 6 players explore New York with well-known characters from the films in one of three modes. Of these, two are competitive and one is cooperative. In the game itself you try to recapture escaped beasts and you can collect powerful spells and magical artifacts that will help you in the hunt.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be available in mid-Q2022 XNUMX.

Cortex Challenge Harry Potter

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There is another thematic change for the Cortex Challenge series of games. With Cortex Challenge Harry Potter, the brain, memory and reaction time challenging game for 2 to 6 players is also relaunched by Asmodee. Here you compete against each other in eight different types of tasks that put all kinds of brain functions to the test in the environment of the magical world. Tasks can be, for example, wizard duels, unique patrons or the hunt for the golden snitch. The person who completes their Hogwarts puzzle first wins the game.

Cortex Challenge Harry Potter will be available for purchase in early Q2022 XNUMX.

Stupor! Harry Potter

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Stupor! Harry Potter by Repos Production 4 to 8 players wand duels with their own wands. A game runs over eight rounds, in which everyone prepares a spell and points their wand at an opponent. As a spell, Stupor can be cast to attack and Protego to defend. Witches and wizards who win the wizard duel receive rewards and collect points for their respective houses. However, if you get shocked, you can lose points.

At the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2022 you can in Stupor! Harry Potter fight for points for your house.

Harry Potter wizard rates

Harry Potter Wizard Guess has just been introduced and includes the Hogwarts Crest that magically guesses which Harry Potter character you're thinking of. Starting with the introduction of a character, the magical coat of arms will ask you questions that you should answer using the four house symbols. Through your answers, the coat of arms will eventually guess which character you are thinking of from the Harry Potter universe. In addition, there is a Spell Guessing Guide to help you hunt for trophies while the magical Hogwarts crest guesses the 165 different characters from the magical world.

Harry Potter Wizarding Rates will be out in late 2022.

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