Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells

-2.48
Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store
Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 5 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 2 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.96

1 votes
Playing by Appointment -
1 / 0 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

1 votes
Daily Rewards -
1 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

1 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
1 / 0 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

1 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
1 / 0 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

1 votes
Wait To Play -
1 / 0 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

1 votes
Grinding -
0 / 1 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

1 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 1 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 5 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 5 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.11

1 votes
Premium Currency -
1 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

1 votes
Pay to Win -
1 / 0 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

1 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
1 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

1 votes
Pay to Skip -
1 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

1 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
1 / 0 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

1 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 1 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

1 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 1 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

1 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 1 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

1 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 1 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

1 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 1 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 4 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 2 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.94

1 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
1 / 0 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

1 votes
Reciprocity -
1 / 0 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

1 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
1 / 0 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

1 votes
Competition -
1 / 0 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

1 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 1 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

1 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 1 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 5 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 2 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.96

1 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
1 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

1 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
1 / 0 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

1 votes
Complete the Collection -
1 / 0 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

1 votes
Variable Rewards -
1 / 0 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

1 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
1 / 0 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

1 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 1 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

1 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 1 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.99) with 90 votes.
Google Play:  (4.69) with 12,663 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Playing by Appointment reported on Sep 27, 2021
Rewards at certain times, only a few hours to complete daily puzzle
Pay to Win reported on Sep 27, 2021
Can purchase power ups and more powerful creatures that help you
Can't Pause or Save reported on Sep 27, 2021
Can't pause in the middle of a puzzle
Wait To Play reported on Sep 27, 2021
Only a certain amount of hearts
Reciprocity reported on Sep 27, 2021
You can ask for more lives


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot It’s time to experience the magic and wonder of Harry Potter like never before! Prepare to cast spells, outsmart challenges, and celebrate the whimsy of the Wizarding World while becoming enchanted by the most magical matching puzzles ever found on your mobile device! Prove your Match-3 skill by beating levels to upgrade and unlock new spells and magic abilities which will aid your quest to conquer more difficult Match-3 puzzles. Get a chance to upgrade your spells as you prepare for the magically mischievous challenges ahead.

As you progress in your Match-3 adventure, unlock classic moments from the films, including Harry, Ron and Hermione toppling a troll, Fred & George playing pranks, and Hagrid taking care of his magical creatures! Learn more about the wonders of the Wizarding World as you collect cards depicting artefacts, locations and oddities, which can earn you the help of a magical creature that will aid your Match-3 puzzle solving! So get ready to ‘swish and flick’ your way to a magical journey of your very own in the most whimsical of Match-3 games!

o Solve Match-3 challenges featuring the original Wizarding World characters from the Harry Potter films! Develop your magic skills by progressing through innovative puzzle play where you’ll master Spells and enjoy an endless array of Daily Events that continue to delight and surprise even the most adept of puzzle experts.

o Level-up Your Abilities: Earn experience points throughout the game to increase your level, unlock rewards and gain magic abilities that assist you in overcoming each new Match-3 puzzle.

o Unlock & Upgrade Spells: Use Spells to beat puzzles by obliterating obstacles and removing hazards. For example, cast Wingardium Leviosa to move objects out of your way.

o Relive the Magic of Harry Potter: As you solve imaginative Match-3 puzzles, celebrate the most memorable moments from the Harry Potter stories. Along the way, the Daily Prophet will keep you up to date with Harry Ron and Hermione as they progress on their epic journey!

o Amass Glorious Collections: With each puzzle that you solve, you’ll be ever gaining collectible cards that celebrate the amazing artefacts, locations and oddities of the Wizarding World. Work on your collection and receive a marvelous creature that will deliver benefits that directly assist you as you solve the most challenging of puzzles.

o Enjoy Daily Events: Take part in new and exciting events every day! Celebrate characters’ Birthdays, and upgrade spells as you witness a multitude of magical Harry Potter moments!

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The game is free to play, however in-app purchases are available for additional content and premium currency.

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