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Parents' Guide to

Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

All-ages puzzle game made for Potter fans and muggles alike.

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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

Good game

But don’t watch the ads as they often freeze the game

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  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
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  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (1 ):

While this is a fairly typical match-3 puzzle game, it does have a bit of Harry Potter magic, as well as fun nods to the franchise. Like all match-3 puzzle games, Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells has you using the touch screen to move pieces on a board so that three or more of them line up or are next to each other. Doing so removes them from the board, and hopefully fulfils the condition of that puzzle before you run out of turns. And as these kinds of games go, this one is fairly typical. As always, matching more than 3 in a row, or in a different shape, earn you the same kind of special pieces they do in other games, while your objectives are also similar, whether it's just clearing the board of certain color pieces or removing pieces next to an item to remove it as well, and so on.

What makes this different is that it has a bit of that Potter magic. For instance, there are times when, by matching items, you unlock spells, ones that can unlock chests full of gold or reveal parts of the board hidden by feathers. There are also some distinctly Potter-esque mechanics, such as chocolate frogs, which you have to remove from the board, except that unlike the removable objects in games, these hop around the board like, well, frogs. Best of all, while Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells is tailor made for Hogwarts alumni, the puzzles are still clever and inventive enough that even muggles will appreciate this (well, assuming they're match-3 fans).

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