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Wonderbook: Book of Spells

by Sony
PlayStation 3
 Ages 7 and Over
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

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  • Discover the magic.Wonderbook takes augmented reality to spectacular new places with an intuitive and easy to use book. Tilting, rotating, or simply turning the pages bring stories to life all around you like never before.
  • Learn the art of spell-casting.Chapter by chapter, you will be able to read about and practise 20 spells, picking up valuable experiences and lessons along the way - as well as House Points - just like a student at Hogwarts.
  • Original content from J.K. Rowling.From the world of Harry Potter, the Book of Spells reveals new and exciting content by the world's best-loved author. Offering backstories to the famous spells, valuable lessons and brand new creatures, student wizards can unlock more writing with every chapter test.

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  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Edition: Standard Edition
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  • ASIN: B008DS58LC
  • Release Date: 16 Nov 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,849 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Edition: Standard Edition

Product Description

What is Wonderbook?

Wonderbook is a physical book made of paper and card which brings to life a thousand stories with a brand new series of adventures and experiences to explore.  A powerful storytelling vehicle and tool for the imagination, Wonderbook will bring exclusive content in immersive new ways by putting you at the heart of the action, using augmented reality technology to transform the world around you. Bringing mystery and discovery to your living room, Wonderbook titles will draw you into new worlds, and give you the chance to live in the stories you love.

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Casting a fire spell with Wonderbook: Book of Spells
A PlayStation 3 exclusive augmented reality experience based in the Harry Potter universe.*
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The first story: Wonderbook Book of Spells

Book of Spells is the first title for Wonderbook, the latest addition to the PlayStation experience. Written by Miranda Goshawk over two hundred years ago, Book of Spells can be found in the Restricted Section of the Hogwarts library. It is an advanced textbook for students, which will assist them on their journey to becoming an accomplished witch or wizard.

Book of Spells provides students with a safe environment in which to read, discover, learn and practise spells they already know and love, such as Incendio, Wingardium Leviosa and Expelliarmus, as well as discover mischievous notes and spells scribbled into the margins by previous Hogwarts students, and humorous anecdotal facts relating to the spells. J.K. Rowling has written a conundrum that leads you through the experience, providing insight into the values a witch or wizard has to learn, and inviting you to journey through the book to unlock new content, rewarding successful students along the way.

Features:

Discover the magic.

Wonderbook takes augmented reality to spectacular new places with an intuitive and easy to use book. Tilting, rotating, or simply turning the pages bring stories to life all around you like never before.

Learn the art of spell-casting.

Chapter by chapter, you will be able to read about and practise 20 spells, picking up valuable experiences and lessons along the way - as well as House Points - just like a student at Hogwarts.

Original content from J.K. Rowling.

From the world of Harry Potter, the Book of Spells reveals new and exciting content by the world’s best-loved author. Offering backstories to the famous spells, valuable lessons and brand new creatures, student wizards can unlock more writing with every chapter test.

Additional Screenshots*

A girl interacting with the game environment using a spell in Wonderbook: Book of Spells
A J.K. Rowling written story.
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Story related interactive action in Wonderbook: Book of Spells
Visually immersive action.
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Interactive reading related action in Wonderbook: Book of Spells
A unique reading experience.
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Learning classic Harry Potter incantations in Wonderbook: Book of Spells
Exciting spell casting.
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* Images simulated. Actual game images appear on your television. Book of Spells is sold separately from the PS3 system, PlayStation Eye camera and PlayStation Move motion controller.

Product Description

Bring wizardry to life in your living room on PlayStation 3.

Book Of Spells is the first title for Wonderbook, the latest addition to the PlayStation experience. Written by Miranda Goshawk over two hundred years ago, the Book Of Spells can be found in the Restricted Section of the Hogwarts library. This advanced textbook will assist students on their journey to becoming an accomplished witch or wizard. Read, discover, learn and practice spells such as Incendio, Wingardium Leviosa and Expelliarmus, as well as discover mischievous notes, spells and humorous anecdotal facts scribbled into the margins by previous Hogwarts students. J.K. Rowling has written a conundrum that leads you through the experience, providing insight into the values a witch or wizard has to learn, and inviting you to journey through the book to unlock new content, rewarding successful students along the way.

  • Discover the magic: Wonderbook takes augmented reality to spectacular new places with an intuitive and easy to use book. Tilting, rotating, or simply turning the pages bring stories to life all around you like never before.
  • Learn the art of spell-casting: Chapter by chapter, you will be able to read about and practise 20 spells, picking up valuable experiences and lessons along the way - as well as House Points - just like a student at Hogwarts.
  • Original content from J.K. Rowling: From the world of Harry Potter, the Book Of Spells reveals new and exciting content by the world's best-loved author. Offering backstories to the famous spells, valuable lessons and brand new creatures, student wizards can unlock more writing with every chapter test.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Game for Kids, or Adults who are still kids! 25 Nov 2012
Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Ok, I'm 25, M, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.. I LOVE this game so far.

The Augmented Reality is amazing, there are parts where you have to wipe dust of the book and you do this by interacting with the wonderbook. Lifting the book up and moving it around affects what you see on the TV. The spells are all from the "Harry Potter" universe. Expect to see LUMOS and ALOEHAMORA to name a few.

I'm really enjoying this game and as much as I originally thought "Xmas present for cousins after I've played it" I think this will be a keeper.
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ..simply AMAZING... 17 Nov 2012
Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Yesterday i bought this game for my daughter(7yo) and we both were astonished from this game. First it has never been a game like this with augmented reality and believe me it's something that you must see!!! The game doesn't have difficulty levels from the beggining but (we are in chapter2 now) every page you turn, the puzzles to solve and the difficulty , get's higher. The game have a very good help on how to adjust your camera and if you follow the instructions you will never have a problem. Words cannot describe the experience feeling on playing this game. A big thanks to everyone who contributed in order to make this game playable. My opinion is that the wonderbook will change the way we play games in a couple of years!! It's a breakthrough and worth any pennie !!!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As close as I'll ever get to attending Hogwarts! 21 Nov 2012
By pacem et amorem TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
What can I say ... this is a magical game into which lots of careful thought has been put. The developers have done JK Rowling and Harry Potter fans proud and have provided an experience full of wonder. The concept certainly deserves the name 'Wonderbook.'
I bought the Starter Pack as I didn't have a Move controller or the Playstation Eye camera which are essential for the game - you cannot play without them. Setup of these new additions was surprisingly simple and I was ready to start 'studying' my 'Book of Spells' within a few minutes.
If you are a Pottermore member you have the option of linking to your profile whereby your wand and House are automatically assigned as those on your Pottermore account. If you're not a Pottermore member you start by choosing your wand and selecting your House. This is then where the magic begins. You use your Eye cam to make a 'wizard photo' for your game file and get to open your book and start learning.
With fun activities bursting out of the pages and new information about the Potter universe at your fingertips, this is an essential item for the true Harry Potter fan. To see yourself sitting in your own home, waving a wand and performing magic (albeit in augmented reality lol) is truly amazing.
If you love Potter then you'll love this! Highly recommended for a truly magical experience.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A must for Harry Potter fans 17 Nov 2012
Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I am an absolute Harry Potter freak so I had to have this and I was not disappointed. The move camera is always a little awkward to set up in my small living room but once that was sorted the game was very easy to follow and was truly amazing. We haven't got too far yet so may update this but for the price, I think it's a must have as there are supposed to be more Wonderbook games on there way soon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I thought it was better... 12 May 2013
Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
Judging by the publicity which this had, I was waiting for a more enthusiastic game. From the moment the gamer reaches the end, it's enough. There is no desire to doing it again... It has the advantage in terms of price compared to the price in stores in Portugal and it came with Portuguese (european) language.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great 4 Mar 2013
Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
I bought this for myself as i am a huge Harry Potter fan and would highly recommend for any Potter fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars magical 24 Feb 2013
Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
Bought this for my grandson for Christmas, who is eight, I watched him play. Using your imagination makes it magical.....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars opens up a whole new world 16 Feb 2013
By kenwif
Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
opens up a whole new world of entertainnment for children and adults alike, not very long but engaging, and with the prospect of new games ,including some that will have an educational dimension, wonderbook should become a popular addition to the playstation household.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A hit
Bought as a present for a 6 year old, was told this is what he wanted, I have no idea what it really is but this seemed the most reasonably priced place. He likes it.
Published 1 month ago by Sonya Shops
5.0 out of 5 stars A Truly Brilliant Game!
This one of the most innovative games I have ever come across A+++++. It is so simple in concept and yet so addictive!
Published 2 months ago by Thad
5.0 out of 5 stars Clever.
Really clever how this works, hours of fun for all Harry Potter fans.

Just remember you need the PS3 move for this to work. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Paul G
4.0 out of 5 stars Game for fun
Think this is a lot of fun for anyone even if your not into Harry potter, easy to play but is a short game
Published 4 months ago by tone2
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderbook book of spells
Absolutely brilliant, my son loves this game, priced well, and gives hours of fun for all the family to play.
Published 6 months ago by cinders
5.0 out of 5 stars bril
alot money but its fab only played once mind did struggle as backwards in way is addictive worth it though
Published 6 months ago by k.b
5.0 out of 5 stars Fasinating
Purchased as a gift at Christmas. Both the kids and adults are enjoying this game. Easy to set up with the PS3 camera and book positioning as long as the room is well lit.
Published 6 months ago by Mr. James Astley
5.0 out of 5 stars Girlfriend enjoys it!
Purchased this for my girlfriend who is a potterhead! Quite engaging and immersive, even if you're not a child. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mr. J. Ardener
5.0 out of 5 stars Different.
Bought in the sale for a great price. Bit tricky to set up but once calibrated works easily, 8 yr old very happy and really enjoys being part of the game. Read more
Published 8 months ago by B. Simpson
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for what it is
This is not a game realy and so shouldn't be reviewed as such.
It is however a very good interactive book. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Dougal
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