DIY Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit Game with Free Printables

DIY Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit Game pinDid you buy the Quickplay edition of Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit? If you were disappointed by the lack of a game board or pieces, then consider creating a game board to go with your game!

I am sharing with you the printables I created to make my own game board, box lid, and instructions as well as the step-by-step instructions for putting it together.


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Buy the Full Version

Although you can follow my tutorial and use my free printables to make your own game board, box lid, and instructions, you can also save time and purchase the full size version on Amazon or eBay.

If you already bought the Quickplay version though, making your own game board might make more sense than spending the money to buy the full version.



DISCLAIMER: I do not own any of the images or fonts that are used to create this game. You may only use my templates for personal use. None of the items in this post or in the resource library can be sold or redistributed for money.


DIY Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit Tutorial

Step 1: Find a Game to Use

Trivial Pursuit materials

You will need to purchase a Trivial Pursuit game (it can be used or new).

It needs to have a square board, a die, 6 tokens, and the 36 wedges for the tokens.

Older versions of the game may have different color tokens and wedges than the Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit Quickplay game. If you want the colors on the board to match the cards, then you will need to find a game with the following colors:

  • Pink
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Orange


In my example, I will be using an old version of Trivial Pursuit because that’s what I had. My game has the color brown instead of purple, so it will not match exactly.

You are welcome to buy a brand new game off of Amazon or eBay, but you can also find used games at garage sales and thrift stores.


Step 2: Buy Supplies

This game does not require a lot of supplies since you already have the cards from the Quickplay game. These are the things we used in making our game.

  • White computer paper or card stock (one 8.5” x 11” sheet for the instructions)
  • Scotch Photo Mount (used to attach the board and box lid cover)
  • Krylon Protective Spray (used to protect game board and box lid from water damage)
  • Brayer (used to smooth out wrinkles while attaching game board and box lid)
  • Scissors (for cutting the corners of the box lid)


Step 3: Print Items

printed game board & box lid

This game will not require a whole lot of printing. You just need to print the instructions, game board, and box lid cover.

The instructions will be easy to print at home, but the game board and box lid will be trickier. If you want to make your game look nicer, printing on a poster printer is a great option. Many office supply stores and print shops will be able to do this for you.

I printed mine on a poster printer. If you do not want to spend that kind of money, you can print the game board and box lid in pieces on your home printer. You will have to piece them together, but it will save you a lot of money.

Decide based on what makes sense for your budget and how important quality is to you!


What You Will Be Printing

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The instructions can be printed on white computer paper or card stock. I printed mine double-sided because there are two pages of instructions. The paper just needs to be 8.5 inches by 11 inches (Letter size). The instructions are almost completely black and white, so you can print black and white if you don’t have color ink. The only part that is in color is the Trivial Pursuit logo.


Game Board

The game board is 19.63 inches by 19.63 inches. It should completely cover the game board when attached.

Since the game board is square, you should be able to easily resize it if you have a different sized game board.

I printed my game board on thick poster paper to make it more durable. If you print it in sections at home, I would suggest a paper thicker than normal computer paper.


Box Lid

The box lid that I designed fits a box that is 10.63 inches by 10.63 inches by 3.25 inches.

If this size doesn’t fit your box lid, feel free to email me at to request a free custom box lid.

My box was printed on regular poster paper (thinner than the game board). If you print it at home, I would NOT suggest using card stock because it will not bend over the sides of your box very well.


Where to Print

If you don’t want to print your items at home, I would suggest looking at local print shops. You can also check out PosterBurner if you’re looking for an online option.


Step 4: Cut Out Your Items

The instructions do not have to be cut out at all. If you are printing the game board and box lid yourself, you may have to cut off some of the white space. It really depends on how they are printed out. A rotary cutter and a cutting mat are good tools for cutting out a poster.

If you have a game board that just folds in half, then you will not need to cut the board at all. For boards that fold up into four pieces, you will need to cut your board in half before attaching it.


Step 5: Attach Board & Box Lid

For every board game I make, I like to use Scotch Photo Mount spray to attach the printed game board and box lid cover.

This spray allows me to attach it without wrinkles, and it sticks really well.

You could use another adhesive spray as well, but I have not tried another one.

Follow the directions on the spray adhesive can.

You will want to spray the adhesive in a well-ventilated area. If you can do it outside, that would be best.

You should place something underneath the game board and box lid in order to protect your surface from the adhesive spray.

For Scotch Photo Mount, you spray the back of the paper and wait one minute before attaching it.


Attaching the Game Board

For the game board, you should carefully center the paper on the game board. Make sure you press the middle of the paper into the game board crease.

I used a brayer to roll out any air bubbles and to prevent wrinkles. It is easier to have a second person helping you especially when attaching the box lid.


Attaching the Box Lid

For the box lid, you need to cut the corners out of the paper and create slits at each end in order to fold the paper over the box lid sides.

It is harder to attach the box lid than the game board. You should just try your best to line up the paper on the box lid.

You have to attach it quickly before the adhesive dries out.


Step 6: Protect Your Board & Box Lid

You don’t have to do this step if you don’t want to, but it is a good idea to protect the game board and box lid so that the ink won’t run if it gets wet.

I like to use Krylon protective spray because it actually works. I have tested its ability to protect from water damage and it works.

After you have attached your game board and box lid, you can place them on a covered surface in a well-ventilated area.

Follow the directions on the protective spray. I like to have it sit out over night before using it.


Step 7: Put Your Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit Game Together

After you have printed everything and attached and protected the board and box, your game is complete.

finished game


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Don’t forget to download your FREE printables! If you already signed up, access them in the resource library.


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4 thoughts on “DIY Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit Game with Free Printables

    1. If you don’t have either version of the game, you will have to buy one of them in order to get the question cards. The printables I created do not come with question cards since I made them to go with my quickplay version.

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