Before we move on, I have a confession….shh…don’t tell anyone…. I’ve never seen Harry Potter or read one of the books. I do know all about the story and I’ve played the games quite often. But nothing like the Harry Potter Wonderbook: Book of Spells by Sony.

harry potter wonderbook: Book of Spells

When my kids came home from school and saw the Wonderbook: Book of Spells on the table, they were so excited. It was easy to get them to finish homework last night. Yes, I stooped to bribing them. Works every time.

Wonderbook: Book of Spells

The Book of Spells teaches you 20 different spells, but also gives you a lot of background into the spells and the Harry Potter stories. As I mentioned, I haven’t seen or read any of the Harry Potter stories, but I still enjoyed the Book of Spells.

The book feels like a real book, but each page looks like this:

book of spells

Those funny looking shapes are what help bring the book to life, like this.

book of spells

 You see this on the screen when you hold the Move wand over the book.

move wand over the wonderbook book of spells harry potter

Here my daughter is levitating a glass jar.

levitating a glass jar

We didn’t have a lot of time, so we didn’t get through many of the spells, but this is one of the more interesting games I have seen in some time. This is a solo game and you work your way through all the lessons just like Harry and his friends did when they attended Hogwarts.

Video Preview

This is one of those games that pictures just don’t do it justice. You need to see some video:

This game might just get me to watch the movies because now I want to know more about the spells and how they play out in the stories. This will make an awesome holiday gift!

Book of Spells Details

Wonderboook: Book of Spells is for Sony PlayStation 3 and requires the PlayStation Move controllers.

There are 2 versions (affiliate links below):

The game and book only (retail $39.99)

The game, book and PlayStation Move controllers ($79.99)

Disclosure: I received a copy of  the Wonderbook: Book of Spells game in exchange for this review. I am a member of the Sony PlayStation Family, I receive compensation in the form of product and trips. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.