We love playing games of all sorts at our house, so when we ran across the Harry Potter and the Triwizard Maze Game with ‘pop-o-matic’ action, we had to grab it!
I’d always loved playing Trouble growing up, because of the pop-o-matic gaming action. My husband even makes fun of me now because I’ll just sit and pop it over and over again for fun. I’m just a bit of a doob like that.
We took a video of the unboxing and a bit of speedy play that you can watch here:
We originally purchased the game at Barnes & Noble, but you can also get the Harry Potter & the Triwizard Maze game from Amazon.
Review of Harry Potter & the Triwizard Maze Game
Like every board game of this ilk, you roll a dice to take your man out of start, working him around the board to get him into home before your opponents send you back to start or get all of their men at home first. This game is basically Trouble with a themed twist. Instead of just popping for your moves, you also have draw cards that give curses or benefits like
It is quick game play that even young children can do. The theming is just a little cheesy, but it’s a $10 game from Pressman Toys, however, the quality is just fine, except for the clear film on the front. It comes off easily – we had to tape it on to be able to keep all of the components in the box and not fall out.
The game took us about 12-15 minutes to complete one round. It’s fun for a quick pick up game that doesn’t require a lot of set up, figuring out, or complicated strategy.
Rated ages 5 and up, and for 2-4 players. We give it 4 out of 5 wands for easy play, quick action, and just plain fun because it’s Harry Potter!