The top free Harry Potter online games for students stuck at home
Harry Potter has become a worldwide cult, here are some of the best free Harry Potter online games. Source: Douglas Magno/AFP

In the world of wizards and muggles, what team would you choose? Personally, I never received my Hogwarts letter, but I still have faith I’ll be able to ride my magic broomstick sooner or later. In the meantime, these are some of the best free Harry Potter online games you can enjoy during this trusty year of lockdowns and restricted travels — what else have you got on your agenda anyway?

Transport yourself digitally through your mobile screen, and go on a magical adventure of your own. These free Harry Potter online games are guaranteed to lift your spirits up, as research has found playing games online is linked to happiness:

Harry Potter games by Wizarding World

From the creators of the famous “Pokemon Go,” “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” was born. It’s a role-playing online game that uses real-world augmented reality to put magic in your hands and lets you control the pace. Not only is this game in virtual reality, you can also have your friends join you battle against the dangerous creatures of the wizarding world — a great way to enjoy a multiplayer online game

Another fun role-playing game by Wizarding World is “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery” where you basically go on your own adventure right from the start after receiving your acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Learn spells, investigate mysteries, and express your creativity with your own avatar — it will give “World of Harry Potter” simulation vibes as released on PC in 2005.

If you like puzzles, then the “Harry Potter: Puzzles and Spells” app is for you. In this game, you represent your Hogwarts house and prepare to use your thinking cap with spells, challenges and puzzles all through your mobile device. These free Harry Potter online games are all available to download on your mobile phone on both the Google Play store and iOS App Store. 

Hogwarts Digital Escape Room

Are you someone who enjoys the challenge of thinking under pressured situations? Then this game is for you. Not only can you do this over and over again as an individual, you can also sign up with your friends to try and escape from the perils of the Harry Potter world. 


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Harry Potter Online

Not so much an action-packed game, this is more of a community with a real-life edge to it. In addition to being a free, online multiplayer role-playing game, you can also earn points to win the House Cup, duel other players, and join different societies such as the Death Eaters!

Harry Potter Hangman

If you’re one of those who likes these sort of puzzles, out of all the free Harry Potter online games, this one’s the best for you. I don’t think Hangman necessarily needs an explanation, but it’s basically guessing the word with just one clue and you only have eight chances to guess.

Harry Potter by Audible

This is definitely not a game. Audible is a podcast platform owned by Amazon and is widely used to have books read out to users in soothing voices — it’s a great distraction for your stressed mind. All the Harry Potter audio books are available here. You only have to sign up to download! Relax and rest your brain as someone goes through all 199 chapters in the seven novels based on the Boy Who Lived.