Wonderbook Book of Spells : The Launch Party


PlayStation kindly invited me to the launch party of The Wonderbook Book of Spells, held at the Freemason Hall near Covent Garden.

WOW, what an event, it was filled with so many things, that I really want to share with you.  I am going to do a separate post that has more information about the game Wonderbook Book of Spells, but I wanted to do one more about our amazing day, so please indulge me.

We were greeted by a wizarding man, who heralded us in, and proclaimed that the wonders we were about to see were that of legendary proportions….he was not wrong!

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Firstly the amazing venue.

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It was a crazy place, absolutely perfect for the event. It had dark and mysterious areas, full of history and fantastic architecture. Even toilets were something to behold, and so very similar to the ones described by JK Rowling that Harry Potter used.

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Suits of armour, that came alive….

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With magical mysterious characters.

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Spell casting and puzzles to solve.

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and an owl, the most beautiful owl I have every seen…called Bob!

The activities were amazing too.

We took part in shadow puppetry shows

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and Miss N even took part in wizard bingo and the bewitched limbo :

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Once we had completed our riddles and tasks, we were judged worthy to play the soon to be released game.  The PlayStations and Wonderbook, book  of Spells games were dotted around in small alcoves throughout the venue.  It was brilliant to see all of the children (and all of the adults) playing the game. Which looks and feels like pure magic!

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I am in awe of this game, it is just amazing.

Wonderbook: Book of Spells is the first title to be published which uses the innovative new PlayStation®3 peripheral, Wonderbook, and will transform the world around you with the next step in reading and augmented reality gaming. It is also the first product to result from Sony’s partnership with Pottermore, J.K. Rowling’s unique and free-to-use website that builds an exciting online experience around the reading of her hugely successful Harry Potter™ books.


I’m going to go into more detail about the game in my next post, believe me it’s so innovative, and cool you going to want to buy it.

Thank you for reading

Disclosure: PlayStation paid my expenses to attend this event.



  1. says

    Gutted we couldn’t attend but so thrilled to see Miss N in her element. Mine are a bit young I think looking at this, but wow, this has to be the most exciting event. Love what they did! I’m fascinated by the idea of combining gaming and reading, look forward to hearing more.
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