Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle expansion Charms and Potions adds an extra player and Ginny Weasley

Ron appetit.

Ready those wands, deckbuilding movie board game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle is getting a new expansion, Charms and Potions.

As well as allowing a fifth player to play and introducing new character Ginny Weasley, the board game expansion also includes new foes Marcus Flint and Pansy Parkinson, plus a trove of spells, items and allies such as Ascendio and Lavender Brown.

A co-op board game in which you control lightning-scarred wizard Harry Potter and cohorts, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle sees the heroes fighting perilous battles, protecting locations and defending titular school of magic Hogwarts.

You each play a Hogwarts student, such as Harry, Ron or Hermione, who has a unique deck of cards. The game includes a host of villains from the popular series, who can push players back using their dark arts, and loosely follows the series of books and films across a series of chapters.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle’s previous expansion, The Monster Box of Monsters, added new location the Forbidden Forest, which came with the expected assortment of terrors.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle: The Charms and Potions Expansion comes from publisher USAopoly, which was behind the original game, party board game Telestrations and the recently announced Harry Potter: House Cup competition.

The Charms and Potions expansion is out now and costs $34.99 (£28).


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Sara Elsam

Staff Writer

Sara has been writing since 2017, contributing news, features and more to outlets including Eurogamer, Rock Paper Shotgun, Variety, The Guardian, BBC and Tabletop Gaming magazine. The team’s resident expert in Dungeons & Dragons, they’re also a fan of all things horror and psychedelia both on and off the table. They are happiest rolling big dice, raising mobs and rocking out with their Bard-Lock.