Interactive Maps and Special Encounters: “Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells” Launches New Club Challenge

“Excitement, mystery and friendship” are the words Yaron Leyvand, Executive Vice President of Games at Zynga, uses to describe the essence of the Harry Potter series, and these same words also sum up the exciting new Club Challenge event that has just been launched in Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells.

 

The new Forbidden Forest Club Challenge

The new Forbidden Forest Club Challenge

 

Today, Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells launched its first-ever Club Challenge in-game event. Players of the game will know that Puzzles & Spells is mostly a solo journey, making your way through the different puzzles, often taking part in fun events that are added throughout the year.

You can also join a club, where you can socialize with other players, “collaborate on puzzle strategies, share lives and vie for prizes in exclusive Club Events.” Within these club events, the more points you earn, the further up the leaderboard the club climbs, eventually receiving prizes if it’s promoted, or getting demoted if beaten by others.

The new Club Challenge will allow players to “connect and collaborate with Clubmates in more meaningful ways.” It is a recurring, time-limited event series that unlocks at Level 55 and spans up to three weeks at a time. It will transport players to new, unique locations on interactive maps, filled with hidden obstacles, special encounters, and rewards.

 

The new Club Challenge on "Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells"

The new Club Challenge in “Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells”

 

These maps are marked with puzzles that must be tackled in order to progress to the next one. Players will receive three daily lives within the Club Challenge (different from their regular lives) and points for each completed puzzle. It’s a game of teamwork, and those who contribute by earning points will receive rewards and help contribute to their Club’s league ranking.

For the first Club Challenge, players will be leaving the comfort of Hogwarts Castle and finding themselves in the Forbidden Forest.

As Clubmates explore the mythical forest, they’ll uncover rare but revered [a]rtefacts from the wizarding world, like the coveted House Cup or the [s]word of Gryffindor, to gain access to the final puzzle. In the final showdown, players must team up to defeat some of the most ferocious creatures found in the forest, including the [m]ountain [t]roll and Hungarian Horntail, or Ron’s most loathsome foe, Aragog.

With the chance to meet exclusive characters and creatures, explore new locations, and collaborate with our teammates, the Club Challenge sounds like a spellbinding adventure that we can’t wait to begin!

Press Release

Zynga’s Magical Match-3 Mobile Game Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells Invites Players to Join Together for New In-Game Event Series, Club Challenge

Special Recurring Event Summons Clubmates to New, Interactive Map, Where Players Can
Team Up to Overcome Dangers and Uncover Rare Magical Artefacts

SAN FRANCISCO – August 10, 2021 – Today, Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a global leader in interactive entertainment, announced that its magical [m]atch-3 mobile game, Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, has launched the first-ever Club Challenge in-game event. Available now to players worldwide, this first recurring limited-time event series dares player Clubs to enter the Forbidden Forest to navigate, explore and overcome a new interactive map brimming with hidden obstacles, special encounters and rewards.

Unlocking at player level 55, Club Challenge introduces a new, separate interactive path to the game’s solo journey, offering an exclusive and independent points, rewards, and ‘lives’ system in each of its events. Spanning up to three weeks at a time, each Club Challenge event will transport players to a unique, interactive map location, marked with puzzles to tackle to continue their progress. Earning points for each puzzle they complete, players will receive three daily ‘lives’ specific to the Club Challenge feature within Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells. As Clubmates collaborate to navigate the maze-like map, they will encounter both pitfalls and rewards as they earn points and work together to contribute to their Club’s league ranking.

For the inaugural Club Challenge event, players will leave the safety of Hogwarts and enter the mysterious, and often dangerous, Forbidden Forest. As Clubmates explore the mythical forest, they’ll uncover rare but revered [a]rtefacts from the wizarding world, like the coveted House Cup or the [s]word of Gryffindor, to gain access to the final puzzle. In the final showdown, players must team up to defeat some of the most ferocious creatures found in the forest, including the [m]ountain [t]roll and Hungarian Horntail, or Ron’s most loathsome foe, Aragog.

“With elements of social collaboration, strategy, and magical gameplay complete with iconic spells and Chocolate Frogs, Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells offers a robust [m]atch-3 experience unlike any other,” said Yaron Leyvand, Executive Vice President, Games at Zynga. “The Club Challenge event introduces a blend of excitement, mystery and friendship that is core to the Harry Potter series and allows players to connect and collaborate with Clubmates in more meaningful ways.”

In Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, players enter a [m]atch-3 adventure brimming with the spells, humour, colour and characters of the Harry Potter series. Featuring the soundtrack and voice[-]over recordings from the original Harry Potter films, fans follow an authentic, mobile retelling of Harry’s journey through the wizarding world. Earning spells and special boosts as they advance, players solve [m]atch-3 puzzles populated with hopping Chocolate Frogs, fluttering [w]inged [k]eys, battling wizard chess pieces and other unexpected obstacles and objects. In the spirit of camaraderie and friendly competition at Hogwarts, players can join or form clubs with other fans to socialise, collaborate on puzzle strategies, share lives and vie for prizes in exclusive Club Events.

Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells is playable for iOS and Android devices worldwide, as well as on Amazon Kindle and Facebook. For more information and to connect with other fans, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and visit the game’s website at www.harrypotterpuzzlesandspells.com.

 

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Grace Hurley

I'm an animal-loving Ravenclaw with a Masters Degree in Writing and a passion for the Harry Potter universe since the age of five.

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