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Wonderbook: Book of Spells

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Innovative interactive book opens new door to Harry Potter.

Game PlayStation 3 2012
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Wonderbook: Book of Spells is less a game and more an interactive extension of the Harry Potter universe that delves into the history and practice of the series' most famous magical incantations. It's delightfully acted, beautifully presented, and surprisingly immersive. Whether practicing spells with waves of their wands or just pulling virtual tabs as they interact with pop-up book stories, kids feel constantly engaged.

It's a little formulaic -- learn about spells, practice them, take a test, repeat -- but this could prove helpful for younger players. There's quite a bit for players to take in at the start as they figure out how to interact with the book and properly use their wands. Repetition means kids will become more comfortable over time and able to anticipate (in a general way) what's coming next. Bottom line: Wonderbook: Book of Spells is unusual, magical, and memorable. We think young Harry Potter fans will be enchanted.

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