Bonus Puzzles Featuring Peeves the Poltergeist Introduced in “Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells”

The popular match-three mobile game Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells has introduced a new character. Starting today, Peeves the Poltergeist, a much-loved character who didn’t appear in the Harry Potter films, will be popping up and offering bonus rewards to players of the game.

The mischievous character will host the newly introduced bonus puzzles, which appear as bonus levels to expand players’ story progress. These puzzles provide “unexpected and exciting challenges” and offer players the chance “to add to their Win Streak Bonuses and unlock a chest full of spellbinding rewards!”


"Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells" featuring Peeves the Poltergeist

“Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells” image featuring Peeves the Poltergeist


The bonus puzzles that feature Peeves could appear to players at any point in their journey through the game, with only one chance to complete each puzzle.

If the player isn’t able to complete the bonus puzzle, they will continue on with their journey through the puzzles as normal. If, however, they complete the bonus puzzle, not only can they continue through their normal levels, but they will also receive rewards, including gold, XP, trophies, unlimited lives, and power-ups.

Yaron Leyvand, Executive Vice President – Mobile Studios at Zynga, wants fans of the Wizarding World to experience “a few surprises along the way” as they journey through the game.

The Bonus Puzzles feature adds a new level of excitement to the game, both through the fun appearance of Peeves the [P]oltergeist and the extra rewards that can be earned.

Prior to the introduction of Peeves, players were enjoying a limited-time Fantastic Beasts celebration that allowed them to unlock the unicorn. However, it sounds as though the introduction of Peeves is going to add an extra bit of fun and mischief to the game.

Last year, Puzzles & Spells celebrated its second anniversary by revealing some magical milestones highlighting its success. At the time of its anniversary last September, over 649,000 clubs had been created and over ten billion spells had been cast, and we expect that these figures will be even more impressive by now.

It’s clear that the game’s popularity is only going to continue, and we can’t wait to delve into the mischief of Peeves’s bonus puzzles and find out what more is to come.

Press Release

Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells Introduces Bonus Puzzles Feature Starring Peeves the Poltergeist

Fun New Feature Brings Special New Bonus Puzzles and Magical Rewards, with More New Features on the Way

San Mateo, CA – May 18, 2023Zynga Inc., a wholly-owned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ: TTWO) and a global leader in interactive entertainment, today announced Bonus Puzzles, a new feature [that] adds new bonus levels to its [m]atch-3 mobile game Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells. Get ready to be surprised by the mischievous Peeves the [P]oltergeist – who in this case is offering bonus rewards if your puzzle-solving skills are up to the task!

Bonus Puzzles are now live as an ongoing feature. They expand the game’s story progress with periodic bonus levels. Players will be able to experience unexpected and exciting challenges during the main story progression. With feature host Peeves the [P]oltergeist, this new gameplay element will also offer players the opportunity to add to their Win Streak Bonuses and unlock a chest full of spellbinding rewards!

Peeves the [P]oltergeist, and the accompanying special Bonus Puzzles, could appear at any time in the player’s journey. Players will have one chance to complete the Bonus Puzzle when it appears. If completed, the player receives rewards and will be able to continue to play additional levels as normal. Rewards include [g]old, XP, [t]rophies, unlimited lives, and power-ups. If the player fails to complete the Bonus Puzzle, it will disappear, and the player will be able to continue to play additional levels as normal.

“We always want to delight our Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells players through a [m]atch-3 experience that celebrates the wizarding world with a few surprises along the way,” said Yaron Leyvand, Executive Vice President of Zynga Mobile Studios. “The Bonus Puzzles feature adds a new level of excitement to the game, both through [sic] the fun appearance of Peeves the [P]oltergeist and the extra rewards that can be earned.”

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 [p]uzzles populated with hopping Chocolate Frogs, fluttering [w]inged [k]eys, battling [w]izard’s [sic] [c]hess pieces, and other unexpected obstacles and objects. In the spirit of camaraderie and friendly competition at Hogwarts, players can join or form [c]lubs with other fans to socialise, collaborate on [p]uzzle strategies, share lives, and vie for [p]rizes in exclusive Club Events.

Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells is playable on iOS and Android devices worldwide, as well as on Amazon Kindle and Facebook.

The game has more new events coming up, including Special Delivery, a new bonus minigame offering players a chance to collect various rewards by completing [p]uzzles. For more information on events and to connect with other fans, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and visit the game’s website at

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.