HARRY POTTER ‘CODENAMES,’ ‘MUNCHKIN DELUXE,’ NEW DECK BUILDER
Posted March 17th 2018 by CardGameGeek

Plus 'Fantastic Beasts' Dice Game


 

USAopoly announced four new games based in the Harry Potter universe at GAMA Trade Show this week:  three tied to Harry Potter and one to Fantastic Beasts.

Harry Potter Codenames will use movie images and the Codenames Duet mechanic.  Cards will feature words on one side and images on the other, similar to the Disney and Marvel Codenames released last year.  “It can be a two-player game, but you can play more players, of course,” a USAopoly spokesperson told ICv2.  “Players work together to uncover the clues from the Order of the Phoenix and making sure you avoid, of course, that Villain square or the Dark Guard square, which end the game.”  Harry Potter Codenames is scheduled for Fall release, at a $24.95 MSRP.

Harry Potter Munchkin Deluxe will be the first Munchkin game that uses photos instead of illustrations: images will be drawn from the movies.  The game features a game board and movers, which are not sculpted.  The game board will be a map of Hogwarts, allowing players to track progress on the map instead of using individual tracker cards.  Cards will feature villains, creatures, allies, items and spells from the films.  This game for 3-6 players is scheduled for Fall, and will retail for $34.95.

USAopoly is also planning a new Harry Potter deck builder, a companion to Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle (expanded most recently with The Monster Box of Monsters Expansion, see “Monster Box of Monsters” Expands ‘Harry Potter:  Hogwarts Battle’”).  Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle: Dueling Club will be a competitive two-player game vs. the cooperative style of the original Hogwarts Battle.  Players attempt to build a deck powerful enough to attack the opponent and move them off the game board.  MSRP will be $24.95; release is scheduled for Fall.

Fantastic Beasts: Perilous Pursuit is a press-your-luck, dice-rolling, cooperative set collection game.  The goal is to get five creatures in the suitcase.  Players will take on the role of a character from the films: Newt, Jacob, Queenie, or Tina.  This 2-4 player game will ship this Fall at an MSRP of $29.95.  The new Fantastic Beasts film will be released in November.

USAopoly previously announced a Harry Potter Trivial Pursuits game at Toy Fair: Trivial Pursuit: World of Harry Potter Ultimate Edition (see “Ultimate Harry  Potter ‘Trivial Pursuit’”).

This year is the 20th anniversary of the release of the first Harry Potter novel in 1998.

 

Original article published on ICv2.