We feel no shame in admitting that Disney’s Hocus Pocus (1993) was literally the first movie we ever owned digitally. We bought it of Amazon Prime video during some October many years ago when we realized that our copy was lent out and it was time to re-watch it again for the umpteenth time.
Since before the three of us got together, Hocus Pocus still runs amok in each of our hearts and is definitely a classic.
Now, it’s converged with one of our biggest mutual passions: It’s a table top game as well!
Announced at Toy Fair 2020, Hocus Pocus: The Game features adorable art by the talented Ann Marcellino. Designed by Prospero Hall (who designed Villainous) and distributed by Ravensburger, we are super excited to see one of our favorite all-time movies brought to life in a game format!
One of the first things about the game announcement that caught our eye is that it is a cooperative game. We adore cooperative games and could extol their virtues for days. In this game, you and up to 5 fellow players team up to “to protect Salem’s children and stop the Sanderson sisters from completing their wicked potion before the sun rises.”
It also appears to be a set collection game, which usually prove quite fun. Per the game’s description, players “play potion ingredients to the cauldron and match all the colors or ingredients. Binx will offer a helping hand, while Winifred, Mary, and Sarah cast spells to thwart your plans. Use tricks like Burning Rain of Death and Billy Butcherson to help you along the way!”
Okay. Seriously. If you’re as big of a fan of Hocus Pocus as we are, you’re probably jumping up and down in your chair like we were when we read this.
For goodness sake, the box is even designed like Winifred Sanderson’s Spell book.
The only thing the description of the game didn’t say if there was a musical component.
Another thing that we’re excited to see is that it is up to six players but still only takes approximately 30 minutes. With time being a premium sometimes, it’s amazing to see a shorter game that still allows a large number of people to get involved cooperatively.
The last thing we’re excited about regarding Hocus Pocus: The Game is the price: only $19.99. As grown men who have spent WAY more than that on a single game, it’s terrific to see so much fun packed into such a small box for such a small price (relatively speaking).
All in all we think this is going to become an October tradition for many gamers.
Hocus Pocus: The Game is currently available for Pre-Order on Amazon.com.
We’re super excited about this game coming out soon. How about you?