Harry Potter: Spells

App review by
Carla Thornton, Common Sense Media
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Puts the power of magic in your kids' hands.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 8 reviews

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Ease of Play

Tutorials and an incantation chart do a good job of teaching muggles. To cast a spell you simply hold your device flat in the hand and place a thumb on the screen while making a motion in the air. For instance, expelliarmus, which disarms your opponent, requires moving the phone to the right then pulling it in.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

A single link in the app launches a Warner Bros. page with more iPhone games and TV, movie, and DVD selections. Players can also purchase additional spells; packs cost $.99.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Harry Potter: Spells will transform your mobile device into a magic wand and that your kids will be dueling alone, with the cat, with each other, and casting spells all over the house. Also note that additional spells are available as an in-app purchase for $.99.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byDaniel L. August 1, 2020
Kid, 9 years old November 26, 2013


It is a good app for kids to get in the books/movies
Teen, 13 years old Written bySpielberg00 July 21, 2011

Nearly flawless, completely fun.

It's violent, because you can buy the Killing Curse, the Cruciatus Curse, and the Imperius Curse (the three Unforgivable Curses--may be found as very viole... Continue reading

Is it any good?

There are less expensive magic wand apps but none that offer as much authentic Harry Potter atmosphere as this one from the movie studio. The music, graphics and clipped English voice welcoming you to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry set the properly magical mood before you must delve into the serious business of learning your incantations and how to wave your device. Older teens might not be enchanted, but true Potter fans will have fun pretending, especially if there's a similarly equipped friend they can invite over for a duel.

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