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New board games based on ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Kingdom Hearts’ and ‘The Goonies’ launching soon

By Kara Santos Published Aug 19, 2021 1:58 pm

Board game and puzzle maker The OP Games has announced three new tabletop games coming this fall based on the hit Harry Potter franchise, the 1985 classic film The Goonies, and video game series Kingdom Hearts.

The board games Talisman: Harry Potter, Kingdom Hearts Perilous Pursuit, and The Goonies: Escape with One Eyed Willy’s Rich Stuff are now available for preorders. 

In Talisman: Harry Potter you can play as classic Harry Potter characters and travel to iconic places seen in the book and film series such as Diagon Alley and Hogwarts to culminate in a showdown in The Great Hall. Players can choose to be a member of the Order of the Phoenix to battle against Voldemort or a Death Eater to help the Dark Lord. 

The game is for 2-6 players aged 11+ and will retail for $59.99. You can preorder now here.

Disney’s Kingdom Hearts Perilous Pursuit is a cooperative dice game where players take on the roles of Sora, Goofy, Donald Duck, Kairi, and Riku to seal the doors of six worlds to stop the spread of heartless. 

The game based on the hit video game series is for 2-5 players ages 8+ and will retail for $29.99. You can preorder now here.

The Goonies: Escape with One Eyed Willy’s Rich Stuff is an escape room in a box that takes players on an epic adventure through the trap-filled caverns of Astoria, Oregon. 

Using the treasure hunting skills of Mikey, Brand, Mouth, Data, Andy, Stef, Chunk and Sloth, players will navigate their way to finding One-Eyed Willy’s treasure. Players will need to decode clues while keeping the Fratellis at bay. 

This is the third installment in OP’s at home escape room Coded Chronicle series. The game is made for 1-6 players aged 12+ and will retail for $29.99. You can preorder now here.

Board games, puzzles, toys, and other old-fashioned hobbies have made a strong comeback as families stuck at home seek to find more entertainment indoors.

Hasbro, the company behind Monopoly and Magic: The Gathering reported a jump of more than 21 percent in board game sales in 2020 as people continue to look for outlets to ease boredom and still have fun while in lockdown, with family games and games for two people in high demand.

(Images via The OP Games)