Game Reviews Harry Potter Trading Card Game

Harry Potter Trading Card Game

*Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
*Players: 2
*Release: August 2001

Chances are, if you’ve been to a book store, theater, or a toy store in the past seven year’s you’ve heard of Harry Potter. Before gaining tremendous fame, Harry Potter was just a series of novels created by a British women by the name of J. K. Rowling back in 1997. To date there are seven books in the series, and five feature film’s with still two more planned.

As stated above, the Harry Potter Trading Card Game was released in August 2001 and published by Wizards of the Coast. Course it was a very good business decision to have Wizards of the Coast publish the game, since they have extensive experience in the area.

Pokemon, Magic The Gathering, and a few other games were also published by Wizards of the Coast.

While you may find it interesting that the Harry Potter Trading Card Game was once the second best selling toy in America, production of this card game has stopped. However that doesn’t mean you or your children can’t enjoy this game, as it should be somewhat easy to find at your local toy store or online.

Furthermore, the only downside of the game is that since Wizards of the Coast stopped production unexpectedly, hardcore players will have a very hard time finding other people to play against.

Fortunately for those people a number of sites have been created to help players find people to play against, or play the game online.

Take note that there is the original set, and four expansion sets to the Harry Potter Trading Card Game deck. For those who want to know a little more about the card game itself, there are eight different types of play cards, I have to say that the game is pretty simple compared to Magic The Gathering and such.

In case your wondering, this game is somewhat intended for children. Adults may find it interesting as well if they are into Wizard’s or trading card collecting. I have a hunch that these cards may become value able some day, due to their limited numbers and the popularity of the book.


Although I’m not a fan of Harry Potter myself, I have to recommend this game to people that actually are fans of the movie and book’s. Perhaps after the next two movies Wizards of the Coast will once again start up the Harry Potter Trading card game for production, only time will tell.