I’ve been a Harry Potter fan for years. I mean, my best friend is kind of obsessed with the franchise so I really didn’t have a choice but to jump on the Hogwarts Express. I do love the franchise on my own, even if I don’t know every single thing about the wizarding world as my bestie does. Last year, I introduced JustaBXgirl to the franchise and she has been hooked ever since.
We are currently getting ready to start reading the sixth book in the series and have enjoyed celebrating the fact that it has been twenty years since Harry Potter was first released in the United States. Twenty years! When did you first become obsessed? I mean, when did you first read the books? We’re you reading from the first release or are you a newer fan?
Does your interest in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter go beyond the books? If you follow us on social media then you know ours does. You have probably even seen us playing with most of what is featured in this post. Here are a few of our current favorite Harry Potter toys and games.
WOW! Stuff: World’s First Wizarding World Light Painting Wands – Out of the myriad of toys we received this summer I have to admit that our Harry Potter and Hermione Granger Light Painting Wands are amongst our favorites. I feel bad even calling them toys because they are beautiful replicas from the movies. We haven’t mastered using the free WOW! Stuff Light Painting App yet but that hasn’t stopped us from having adventures. Even JustaBXgrandpa wanted a chance to duel. What would your patronus be? Check out the video at the end of the post to see how the app truly brings your wand to life.
Harry Potter and the Tri-Wizard Maze -Muggle borns, half-bloods, and pure wizards will all come together to agree that this Tri-Wizard challenge is not your normal pop’n’race’ type game! There’s lots more fun and suspense because of the maze cards. I love that it brings Harry Potter magic to an already familiar concept so it wasn’t difficult for JustaBXgirl to pick up.
Harry Potter and the Magical Beasts Game – What will you do when magical beasts break loose at Hogwarts? In this action-packed game, players collect clues and track down magical beasts both in and out of Hogwarts by traveling through magical portals. Yes, there is a swinging game board to add to the excitement. It’s a beautifully constructed game that the whole family can enjoy together.
Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery App – You get to create your own Hogwarts student and take classes with some of the characters right out of Harry’s story. But this is better than Harry’s story because you’re on a quest to solve your own Hogwarts mystery. I’m currently in my 4th year and friends with Weasleys and Tonks! You can check out Da Geeky 1’s review over on Two Geeks And A Dame. If you’re a fan you want to download this free app today.