Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle: Cooperative Deck Building Game
On July 4, 2017, USAOPOLY released “Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle: Cooperative Deck Building Game.” This is another deck building game however instead of the players competing against each other, players are competing against the game itself. In this game, players still get to buy cards using their cards to build a deck but they also need to focus on healing their teammates (the other players) and defeating the villains. “This game also has expansions which can really increase the difficulty level which I really like,” states Ms. Cleveland. “The forces of evil are threatening to overrun Hogwarts castle in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, a cooperative deck-building game, and it’s up to four students to ensure the safety of the school by defeating villains and consolidating their defenses. In the game, players take on the role of a Hogwarts student: Harry, Ron, Hermione or Neville, each with their own personal deck of cards that’s used to acquire resources. By gaining influence, players add more cards to their deck in the form of iconic characters, spells, and magical items. Other cards allow them to regain health or fight against villains, keeping them from gaining power. The villains set back players with their attacks and Dark Arts. Only by working together will players be able to defeat all of the villains, securing the castle from the forces of evil,” explains BoardGameGeek.com.