(Mattel, $39.99)
Credit: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Murray Close

Holiday Gift Guide: Scene It? The DVD Game – Harry Potter Edition

THE BACKSTORY The format recalls last year’s James Bond edition, but this time the questions are about everyone’s favorite wizard. Race around the game board answering questions about all four Potter movies (including the new Goblet of Fire, pictured) via film clips, sound bites, or boring ol’ cards.

GIVE IT TO… Both diehard Harry Potter fans, who’ll have fun blasting through the questions, and newbies, who’ll feel challenged (anyone remember Mr. Ollivander?)

FINAL SCORE Though the designers created a clever DVD interface for the game, they forgot to include music from John Williams’ Oscar-nominated soundtracks. No matter: Fun touches — like metal game pieces including Hedwig, the Hogwarts Express, and the Sorting Hat — make up for it. A