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“Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells” celebrates “Secrets of Dumbledore” with in-game events

Apr 22, 2022

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

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The main event being the ability, for a limited time, to earn badges to collect a Niffler as a permanent creature to use in gameplay. Hey, I thought Nifflers were known for doing the collecting? The in-game event also features Magizoologist Newt Scamander joining the game for the first time as a guide and host …read more!

Zynga’s “Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells” and “Words With Friends 2” team up for “Magical Mischief” campaign

Mar 23, 2022

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fun - Video Games, News, Video Games

We have another piece of video game news for the substantial subset of our fans who enjoy playing them. That’s two days in a row, most unusual. This time it’s Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, which is launching a collaborative campaign with Words With Friends 2. From 21-28 March, players can participate in the cross-game …read more!

RPG game fans can preview 14 mins of gameplay from upcoming Hogwarts Legacy

Mar 22, 2022

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fun - Video Games, Games, News, Video Games

Confession time: I always feel a bit awkward writing about video games for Leaky because I have never played one. I know that many people love them, and Harry Potter has inspired quite a few of them, including one where you could walk around in the Muggle world finding virtual magical objects and encountering dark …read more!

Evanesco! “Feasts & Festivities” contest from Insight Editions vanishes in 10 days

Mar 12, 2022

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

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If you pre-order the Harry Potter: Feasts & Festivities party-planning guide from Insight Editions or from your favourite retailer before March 22 and register your purchase, you will be entered to win an upgrade to the Deluxe Gift Set. Remember to use code FEASTS to save 25% on your order. If you are placing your …read more!

More ‘Knitting Magic” from Insight Editions

Feb 20, 2022

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Book Reviews, Books, Fun – Crafts, News, Review

I love this book! When the first official Wizarding World knitting book, Harry Potter: Knitting Magic, was published in 2020, the patterns were so apt, adorable, creative, and impressive that I did not think it could be outdone. But author Tanis Gray, whom Leaky interviewed to hear about her inspiration for the first Knitting Magic …read more!

Magic awakens in new RPG game from Warner Bros.

Feb 11, 2022

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fun - Video Games, Games, News, Products, Video Games

Let’s hope the magic wasn’t sleeping like a dragon — remember the Hogwarts motto: A tweet from Warner Bros. delivered the news this morning that a new game, Magic Awakened, is coming from Portkey Games. This should be particularly welcome news for everyone who played the recently-defunct Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and who is hankering …read more!

Magical meditations for midwinter inspiration

Jan 27, 2022

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

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Do you suffer from post-holiday blues? Living in the Northern Hemisphere, it has always seemed to me that we need some holiday cheer towards the middle and end of winter, not yet at the very beginning when the winter holidays occur. Of course, there are reasons why the holidays cluster when they do, such as …read more!

“Puzzles & Spells” to host “Fantastic Feasts” in-game holiday event

Dec 10, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

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The holidays should be festive and food-filled in real life, so why not in virtual life too? Mobile game Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, from Zynga, is introducing a new event in the game that brings a tasty twist to the puzzle play. Starting this week, players are invited to take part in the limited-time …read more!

UK/EU GIVEAWAY: Harry Potter pop-up cards from Cardology

Nov 29, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

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We have our first holiday giveaway to share, this one for our UK/EU readers from UK-based Cardology. One usually thinks of a card as accompanying a gift given for a holiday, birthday, baby shower, etc. The recipient keeps the present, but the wrappings and card end up in the recycle bin (or worse, the rubbish …read more!

“Wizards Unite” breaking up

Nov 04, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fun - Video Games, Games, Video Games

Ok, it only sounds like a band name. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is an AR game from Niantic Labs, Portkey Games, and WB Interactive that was released in June 2019. Modelled on Pokemon Go, the game enabled players to interact within the real world, mainly in the form of fighting hostile magical creatures. Unlike Pokemon …read more!



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