Harry Potter Guess Who Board Game

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Ever wish you could have more of your favorite fandom in your life? Well, of course you do! The easy and simple solution for doing this is to start transforming various objects in your house into geek themed versions. We have the board game Guess Who at our house and I thought it’d be fun to make it geek themed! Keep reading for instructions on this kid friendly project.


You can choose to make your game single-themed or multi-fandom themed. I initially was going to go with a multi-theme (choosing 4 characters from 6 fandoms each), but ultimately decided to pick Harry Potter due to it’s rich character options. Remember, the goal is to guess which character your opponent has. Your selection of 24 faces should include a nicely mixed group of characters that contain both similar and dissimilar features and characteristics.

For my character set I have a good mix of males vs females, humans vs non-humans, and “good” vs. “evil.” I also chose specific images for each character to have a good mix of physical appearances including hair color, facial hair, characters holding wands, or characters wearing hats, ties, or glasses.

choosing characters for Harry Potter Guess Who

Harry Potter Guess Who

  1. Harry Potter
  2. Ron Weasley
  3. Hermione Granger
  4. Draco Malfoy
  5. Professor McGonagall
  6. Professor Snape
  7. Professor Sprout
  8. Faux
  9. Hedwig
  10. Scabbers
  11. Dobby
  12. Nagini
  13. Voldemort
  14. Cedric Diggory
  15. Luna Lovegood
  16. Gregory Goyle
  17. Cho Chang
  18. Hagrid
  19. Dumbledore
  20. Moaning Myrtle
  21. Nearly Headless Nick
  22. Dolores Umbridge
  23. Bellatrix Lestrange
  24. Rita Skeeter

Harry Potter Guess Who

After creating my character list and finding suitable images for each on Google, I formatted them to 1 1/8 x 1 3/8 inches (the size required by my game’s pieces), then added the character’s name to each. I used Adobe Illustrator, but Paint or Word could also achieve the same result. I printed out 2 sets on card-stock weighted paper -one for the blue side and one for the red side. I made a 3rd set to stand in as the character cards that you draw. Randomly place the characters in the window slots and voila! Quick, easy, fun project that’ll give new life to your Guess Who board game…plus your game is now a great way to teach the young ones in your life about the important things *wink.

Want to make your own Harry Potter Guess Who board game? Feel free to use the PDF I created to print my own cards. As I do not own the rights to any of these photos, please remember to only use these cards for personal games.

Want to see a DIY project or craft for your favorite fandom? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll create something fun for you to try out yourself!

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  • Rosa
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    THIS IS THE BEST!!! 😀 I need to make one of these, what an awesome idea!

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
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      Thank you Rosa! It’s so easy to do too.

  • Hadas
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    Jessica I’m sharing this on twitter! This is so #Potterweek appropro, love it!

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
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      Quite appropriate indeed 😉 Thanks for the share Hadas!

  • Stephanie
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    This is everything! Now I want to change all of my board games into Harry Potter ones!

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
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      Haha -do it Stephanie! …and share photos of all your awesome creations once completed.

  • Kris
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    I love this! Personalized Guess Who! is a great gift as well. In university we made a version that included everyone who live don our floor in residence and gave it to our RA.

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty nerd)
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      That’s so true Kris; I didn’t even think of using the idea for a gift. Thanks for sharing!

  • Julie
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    Play date in September 🙂

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
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      Yes, let’s do it!

  • Lyn
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    This is such a fun idea! I love it!
    Oh, and I nominated you for the Blogger Recognition award 🙂 http://www.lazyladylife.com/blog/2015/7/blogger-recognition

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
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      I’m glad to hear you like it Lyn!
      Oh, how awesome -thank you! I will go check it out now!

  • Melissa
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    OMG!!!! I’m so glad I found this web page. Now I definitely know what I’m doing tomorrow.

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
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      Awesome Melissa -Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your project 🙂

  • Laura
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    Please say you have a printable for this that you’d share?!

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
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      Hi Laura, thanks for stopping by. Shoot me an email through the contact page and I can send you what I have saved on my computer 🙂

  • sharon
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    Just come across this while surfing HP game ideas. please tell me you still have the info for this and are willing to share. Want to make this for my HP mad daughter’s 21st next week. Thanks in advance

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
      Reply

      Hi Sharon. Absolutely! Email inbound shortly. Happy early birthday to your daughter.

  • Megan
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    Is there any way you would be willing to share this? I want to make it for my best friend’s 30th coming up soon and she would DIE!

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
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      Email inbound Megan. Happy early birthday to your friend!

  • Lykke
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    OMG! This is so amazing!Why have I never thought of this!?
    I realy want to give this to my sister. Is there any possibility that you would be willing to share this with me?

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
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      Email sent! Hope your sister has fun.

  • Melissa
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    Hi! omg i love love love this! Would you be able to send me a printable of your characters? thanks so much! i sent you an email 🙂

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
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      Absolutely Melissa! Please check your email 🙂 So glad you love it.
      I’m still surprised at how many people love this idea! I’ve gone ahead and added the PDF directly in the post now

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