CARLSBAD, Calif. – Feb. 14, 2019 – USAopoly® (The OP) today announced two new Harry Potter™-inspired, themed tabletop games – SCRABBLE®: World of Harry Potter and Harry Potter Defence Against the Dark Arts – and teased an unannounced Wizarding World cooperative game that will be launched later this year. Let the games begin!
Wizarding World fans will be excited for SCRABBLE: World of Harry Potter, which adds a magical twist to the original word game. In addition to the traditionally allowed words, players can apply their Wizarding World vocabulary to earn Magical Word bonuses. Character names, places from the wizarding world, spells and potion names are all accepted in the game. Players can also enhance their score by completing directives from Harry Potter cards, which are unique to this version of the game. SCRABBLE: World of Harry Potter will be available at Barnes & Noble and local games stores for $29.95 MSRP in spring 2019 (U.S. and Canada only).
For witches and wizards looking to test their head-to-head abilities comes Harry Potter Defence Against the Dark Arts, a two-player competitive deck-building game inspired by the popular Harry Potter Hogwarts™ Battle. In this fast-paced game, players must learn offensive and defensive magic skills to protect themselves and stun their opponent. Harry Potter Defence Against the Dark Arts will be available this summer.
SCRABBLE: World of Harry Potter, Harry Potter Defence Against the Dark Arts and the unannounced title join The OP’s growing library of Harry Potter-themed games, which includes Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle, Codenames: Harry Potter, CLUE®: Harry Potter, TRIVIAL PURSUIT®: Harry Potter and Munchkin® Harry Potter. For more information visit, www.TheOP.games.
About Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
About Wizarding World
More than two decades ago, a young Harry Potter was whisked onto Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station, and readers everywhere were swept along with him into a magical universe, created by J.K. Rowling. In the years since, the seven Harry Potter bestsellers have inspired eight blockbuster movies, an award-winning stage play, and, more recently, the start of the Fantastic Beasts five-film series. People of all ages have been enthralled by these extraordinary adventures, set within an expanding universe, inspired by the vision of J.K. Rowling.
For today’s growing worldwide fan community, and for generations to come, the Wizarding World welcomes everyone to explore more of this magical universe — past, present and future. The Wizarding World also provides fans with an instant, trusted kite-mark of quality and authenticity.
About Hasbro, Inc.
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through its entertainment labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 5 on the 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past seven years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro) and Instagram (@Hasbro).
About USAopoly (The OP)
USAopoly (The OP) celebrates 25 years as a leading publisher and manufacturer of board games, collectibles, and puzzles! Our diverse portfolio includes award-winning and best-selling titles such as TELESTRATIONS®, TAPPLE®, HARRY POTTER™ HOGWARTS BATTLE™ and BLANK SLATE™, as well as licensed versions of MONOPOLY®, CLUE®, RISK®, TRIVIAL PURSUIT®, and YAHTZEE®. We are passionate about developing games that create lasting memories by bringing friends, families and fans together who love to play.
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