The OP (Formerly USAopoly) Announces Harry Potter: Death Eaters Rising

As previously reported, the OP (formerly USAopoly) was set to release the final game in its trio of Harry Potter-themed games in fall 2019. At the time, not much was known about the unnamed cooperative game. Now, we have not only a name for this upcoming release but also a glimpse of the game itself!

 

 

Harry Potter: Death Eaters Rising is based on the events that took place in the movie Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Players will have to join together to stop the spread of Dark magic by fighting Death Eaters to regain control of key locations in the wizarding world, such as the Ministry of Magic and Diagon Alley.

As well as well-known locations, players will have to assemble teams of wizards and witches from a selection of familiar faces, including Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Albus Dumbledore. During the course of the game, players will also come across other characters from the movie, including Ginny Weasely, Luna Lovegood, Hagrid, and even Mrs. Norris!

 

 

Speaking about the gameplay itself, lead game designer Pat Marino hinted that this game is going to be far from easy:

Just as setbacks and devastation befell Harry and his friends during their journey, players can expect an equally challenging path to success in Death Eaters Rising that makes victory much more rewarding.

As well as a game board, counters, tokens, and an incredible 44 character cards, Harry Potter: Death Eaters Rising has a few unusual game elements. This includes 14 ivory-colored wizard dice, an eight-sided Voldemort die, and one “custom sculpted” Lord Voldemort figure! Check out the full list of contents below.

  • 60 damage counters
  • 44 character cards
  • 24 spell tokens
  • 15 corruption counters
  • 14 ivory-colored wizard dice
  • 6 headquarters cards
  • 6 mission tokens
  • 6 place cards
  • 1 custom-sculpted figure (Lord Voldemort)
  • 1 location board
  • 1 large villain card
  • 1 eight-sided Voldemort die

 

 

Harry Potter: Death Eaters Rising is a game for two to four players age 11 and older and has an estimated playing time of 45 to 60 minutes. With a suggested retail price of $49.95, the board game will be hitting store shelves sometime this fall.

 

 

What do you think of the third game in the OP’s Harry Potter-themed releases for 2019?

Press Release

USAOPOLY ANNOUNCES HARRY POTTER™: DEATH EATERS™ RISING

New Wizarding World Cooperative Game Arrives this Fall

CARLSBAD, Calif. – June 25, 2019 – USAopoly® (The OP) today announced their latest Wizarding World-themed creation: HARRY POTTER™: Death Eaters™ Rising. Based on the fifth film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Death Eaters Rising is a cooperative card and dice game where players must join forces to fight the growing threat of Lord Voldemort™ and his Death Eaters. HARRY POTTER: Death Eaters Rising flies onto shelves this fall.

“HARRY POTTER: Death Eaters Rising captures the difficulties and terrors Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger faced during their fifth year at Hogwarts as they scramble to persuade the wizarding world of Voldemort’s return,” said Pat Marino, Lead Game Designer, USAopoly. “Just as setbacks and devastation befell Harry and his friends during their journey, players can expect an equally challenging path to success in Death Eaters Rising that makes victory much more rewarding.”

In HARRY POTTER: Death Eaters Rising, each player must assemble teams of witches and wizards from the Order of the Phoenix, Dumbledore’s Army and Hogwarts to fight against the growing threat of the Dark Lord. Starting with either Harry Potter or Hermione Granger™ representing Dumbledore’s Army, Minerva McGonagall™ or Albus Dumbledore™ from Hogwarts™, or Nymphadora Tonks™ or Sirius Black™ from the Order of the Phoenix, players will be able to rally a variety of year-5 characters to their cause. These include fan-favorite characters, Ginny Weasley™, Luna Lovegood™, Alastor Moody, Mrs. Norris, Severus Snape™ and Rubeus Hagrid™. The collective armies and players must then work together to stop the spread of dark influence throughout the wizarding world.

Players will have to battle Dark [w]izards Peter Pettigrew, Bellatrix Lestrange, Lucius Malfoy and others that bear the [D]ark [M]ark for control of key wizarding world locations, including the Ministry of Magic, Diagon Alley™ and Hogsmeade Village. To be successful, players must vanquish Voldermort’s Death Eaters and eventually defeat You-Know-Who before they corrupt and take control [of] the wizarding world.

HARRY POTTER: Death Eaters Rising is designed for 2–4 players ages 11 and up, with an estimated runtime of 45–60 minutes. The cooperative card and dice game will be available this fall for $49.95 MSRP. HARRY POTTER: Death Eaters Rising is the third Harry Potter-themed game from The OP this year. The game is preceded by SCRABBLE®: World of Harry Potter, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle – Defence Against the Dark Arts, which both launched earlier this year. For more information on these games and The OP’s entire library of licensed Harry Potter games, visit: www.TheOP.games.

Lucy O'Shea

I was given a copy of Philosopher's Stone in 2001, and instantly, I was hooked. Since then, my passion for Potter has been equaled only by my passion for fair access to education (and watching motorsport). A spell I wish could exist in the Muggle world is the summoning charm because this Hufflepuff is not a "particularly good finder"!