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Monday, February 29, 2016

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Trivia Game (2000)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Trivia Game (2000)

Ratings

5.00271 out of 10 with 203 ratings
Board Game Rank: 13546

Description

A trivia game based on the first Harry Potter book.

Players roll a special die and move around a track answering questions based on Harry Potter. Successful answers net a player one of three types of cards.

Collect 6 Charm cards and return to Hogwarts... answer one final question to win.

  • Designer: Tyler Kenney
  • Publisher: Mattel
  • Year Published: 2000
  • Number of Players: 2 - 6
  • Suggested Number of Players: 4
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 8
  • Playing Time: 60
  • Suggested Ages: 10
  • Language Dependence: Unplayable in another language
  • Category: Children's Game, Fantasy, Movies / TV / Radio theme, Novel-based, Trivia
  • Mechanic: Roll / Spin and Move
  • Family: Harry Potter
  • Alternate Names: Harry Potter à L'école des Sorciers: Jeu de Questions, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Trivia Game, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Trivia Game, Harry Potter en de Steen der Wijzen Vragenspel, Harry Potter Fragespel, Harry Potter ja viisasten kivi Tietokilpailupeli, Harry Potter Jeu de questions, Harry Potter og De Vises Sten Quiz, Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen: Quiz

Reviews

4.2 out of 10
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It's good for checking to see if you know things about the first book or not. Unfortunately, most avid fans would prefer a game that had trivia from all the books, so this game falls short in many categories.

4 out of 10
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Not bad, but we found it annoying that the questions were limited to information found in the first book. One question in particular (Where is Dumbledore's office?) is answered in book 2, but the official game's answer was "Nobody Knows." It's not a keeper for me.

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1 L6

5 out of 10
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I had fun playing it once after I read the book and will now save it in case my kids show interest in it. I am not a big fan of trivia games.

2 out of 10
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Argh! I like Harry Potter. I hate trivia games, and this one is a real stinker. Stay well away from this. I does have spiffy wizard hat playing pieces that might be used for some good.

4 out of 10
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Thrift Store buy

4 out of 10
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Meh. Like the Harry Potter world, but there's nothing exciting about this trivia game.

3.5 out of 10
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Not a very good trivia game, because the questions draw from such a limited base - essentially, one either knows the majority or basically none of the answers. If there was a trivia game for the whole series it might be ok, but for one book?

5.5 out of 10
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Played many moons ago. Dumb game, with Trivia specific to the first book. Would be better with all books trivia.

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Prefects Edition

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Sold

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party.trivia.

7.5 out of 10
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Fun if you like the series.

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new in shrink, gift quality

5 out of 10
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I love trivia and naturally bought this game when it first came out. However I am not a fan of the trivia pursuit genre. I kept the cards to prove who knows more about Harry Potter and the other components have been used in projects.

5 out of 10
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I thrifted this for a dollar and thought I was really onto something--until I (belatedly) realized it was published after the first book. My subgroup of hard-core HP fans would love a good HP trivia game to play once in a while, and the gameplay of this one was decent (love the Hermione card!), but not only is it limiting to not deal with most of the series, what's even more seriously annoying is that because one book doesn't really contain enough information to make a decent trivia game out of, they were reduced to putting in questions that are beyond obscure and well into pointless. An update deck of cards would fix this game for us just fine, though.

5 out of 10
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Not sleeved. (Won't)

6 out of 10
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Same old trivia game mechanics, much more likely I'll know the answer. The addition of Hermione interruption is interesting.

3.4 out of 10
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One of my son's games. Oddly I have run across at least one question that can only be answered if you have read the second book, not just the first. For random HP trivia, not bad, but the board etc. are pointless junk.

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No board

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B

6 out of 10
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When my kids were 9 and 10, they played this a lot; they like trivia games and love Harry Potter so the game was great for a few plays (not much replay value).

6 out of 10
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I think my parents actually regretted giving me this game for my birthday, years ago. I have a good memory with books and movies I love, so I knew pretty much every answer and of course, as a huge fun and someone who loved to win, I wanted to play this game over and over again. For me it was great fun, but now no-one wants to play it anymore. Too bad. :) It's sad that there weren't any expansions for the other books to add to this game. That would have made it more interesting and harder to keep all the facts straight.

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the trivia game covers the first book

5 out of 10
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Trivial Pursuit with Harry Potter. One of the kids is a buff, so when you see this for like 4 eurobux in the fleamart, it's a given... And she always beats us, obviously, 'cos she knows all the trivia from the books and we know just what we remember from the movies ;-)

6 out of 10
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This is a fun but sometimes very challanging game based on the first Harry Potter book.

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Trivial pursuit with too many twists for young kids and a subject many adults don't care for.

5 out of 10
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Nice rework of Trivial Pursuit, with a little bit of Hogwarts houses worked into the startegy of the game ending.

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exclude

5 out of 10
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It's a great game to play with kids who are just old enough to read the book. You will probably loose if you have only seen the movie, and the questions get repetive after one game.

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1

6 out of 10
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Good theme adaptation on a trivia game. It can take awhile because some of the questions are really hard. I like the components, though, and the game seems to flow well.

7 out of 10
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I was glad to see that this game's questions were based on the book, not the movie. There are enough illiterate (by choice. People who are able to read, but don't.) nincompoops out there. Nicely done.

5 out of 10
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Also my wife's...double ugh.

4 out of 10
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There are more questions than there are pages in the book! Most of the questions concern some strange potion or spell that is only mention once in the whole series!

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Neat tokens.

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Nice figures in this game.

3 out of 10
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I don't like Harry Potter. I don't like this game either.

5 out of 10
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Trivia game for Harry Potter die-hards.

5 out of 10
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Danish version: Harry Potter og De Vises Sten Quiz

7.5 out of 10
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I love Harry Potter so this is a fun game for me. The only problem is that my wife has read the books so many times I don't stand a chance.

4 out of 10
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5.0 50 1.5 BAD light-weight game.

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Storage

5.1 out of 10
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This Trival Pursuit with a Harry Potter theme is alright but even a avid Harry Potter fan like me cannot get some of the crazy questions that are asked.

5 out of 10
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Thrift Store

3 out of 10
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Q & A -game about Harry Potter world. Rules are simple enough, but the game is just plain boring. Even the kids I played this with weren't too excited about this one...

5 out of 10
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Nice bits for a trivia game.

5 out of 10
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Many of the questions are quite challenging. You really need to know the book well. Like Trivial Pursuit, this one can drag on.

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Prefects edition

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not for game night

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prefect's edition

6 out of 10
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ehh, more my wife's game. She loves HP. I have played it once. Pretty fun for playing around the holidays before a HP movie marathon or near the hopefully annual HP movie premieres.

3 out of 10
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bleh.

1 out of 10
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Worst rulebook I've ever seen, components with no clear purpose, and, well, trivial. Movie tie-in cash grab, no more.

3 out of 10
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(a Finnish edition) As I could have guessed, I didn't like it too much. A trivia game about subject I don't know much.. oh yeah. I've seen the movie but it didn't help too much against trained professionals.

5 out of 10
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This worked pretty well as a trivia game, with options to choose from if you're disadvantaged (ie against your child who has read the book 7 times).

3 out of 10
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This was a childhood game that I played a bit in my youth. It's a bad trivia game with some questions absurdly easy that people who might not even have ever read Harry Potter who could answer, but then many questions that only the most dedicated reader of the series would know. Add that on top of the other weird systems and this just is not a good game.

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Another thrift store purchase and I have never played it.

5.6 out of 10
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Garage Sale purchase for my daughter who is a huge Harry Potter fan.

6 out of 10
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I do not like trivia games generally, but this one has a number of clever ideas. For one thing, you can shout out "Hermione" (if you have gained a Hermione card) and answer a question you know before another player. There are also spells and curses you can play on other players, and you can aid members of your own house by switching places with them. I would rate most Trivia games a 5 but this one gets a 6 for a nicely done design.

6 out of 10
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Donated

5 out of 10
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Will play if my kids suggest it. It adds a small bit of variety in the mechanics to keep it too boring.

3 out of 10
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--Jan2005-- While I really rather dislike the game, I fear it makes a 4 on technicalities. My children can 'talk me in to playing'. If an adult suggested the game, I fear I'd blow them off! So: without the kids' input: a 2. --Sept2007-- Haven't played for a while, down to a 3. Hoping the children forget it exists.

5 out of 10
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Questions are quite difficult as they are relate to the minutiae of the first book, not general Potter World trivia at all.

6.5 out of 10
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Basically Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit, with questions only from the first book, and having some wildly varying difficulty. There seems to be a tendency for the Muggle category questions to be very obscure, while other categories have a mixture of what I'd call standard-difficulty trivia and ridiculously easy questions. The luck-of-the-draw of the Charms (set-collection for victory) and the question cards (since difficulty varies so wildly), combined with some swingy action cards, makes this a more casual trivia game. I think I would enjoy just as much to simply take turns reading questions from the cards, doing away with the rest, but I'd be alright with playing this most of the time.

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ACM

6 out of 10
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Location: Horsham

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Complete

5 out of 10
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*Jan2006* Had this for a couple years.

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Traded in Sept 09 math trade.

4 out of 10
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One of the funnest trivia games I have played, but still a trivia game (points against it in my book)

5 out of 10
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Although like all trivia games it's life is limited, it is certainly a better play than trivial pursuit.

6 out of 10
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Basically Harry Potter "Trivial Pursuit," but be aware this is not for the movie. There are a lot of seemingly minor details from the book that are included.

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LIBRARY

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technically the same as the 2nd one.

4 out of 10
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A trivia game based on the first Harry Potter book. Players roll a special die and move around a track answering questions based on Harry Potter. Successful answers net a player one of three types of cards. Collect 6 Charm cards and return to Hogwarts... answer one final question to win.

4 out of 10
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ughhhh

5 out of 10
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My 7 year old daughter really likes trivia games, and this one is her favorite. It is easy to handicap. Always having the option of multiple choice gives her a good chance of getting the correct answer. It plays fairly quickly, unlike other trivia games which make you roll, and roll and roll, trying to land on the space you need. In this game you get a charm card or two for every question that you get correct. It doesn't matter what type/color question you answer. Since a person only needs 6 charm cards to win, the game usually ends in under a dozen turns.

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August 2014 -- retrieved from storage.

3 out of 10
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Standard "trivia is fun if you like the theme, but gameplay is boring roll-and-move" fare.

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box 19

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In U.S.

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Very good condition. Only minor shelf wear on the box. Missing die.

4 out of 10
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After 2+ Plays: Multiple choice questions with only 3 choices. Even someone who doesn't know much about Harry Potter (me) can sometimes win.

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Have the 3 different sets of cards - Charms, Spells and Curses - but still need the board, die, place markers, rules and box.
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