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NOW CLOSED Looking for some family fun this Sat 10 Nov? Have a child aged 7-10? Come and play the new game created with JK Rowling for PlayStation, The Book of Spells, and get a PS3 and game to keep

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TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 06-Nov-12 12:21:12

We have a very exciting event and product test for you to take part in - PlayStation would like to invite 20 Mumsnetters to attend an event in central London this Saturday (10 Nov) to showcase their new Book of Spells game. Here's a word from PlayStation about this magical new game: "The Book of Spells will be one of the must have family gifts this Christmas. It's a book that, with the help of PlayStation, literally comes to life on your TV screen, letting you live in the stories you love.

Featuring exclusive new and original writing from J.K. Rowling, Wonderbook: Book of Spells sends you on a fantastic journey to read and learn the secrets of wizardry and the art of spell-casting, just like a student at Hogwarts. On the way, you'll discover, practice and be tested on over 20 classic spells, such such as Incendio, Wingardium Leviosa and Expelliarmus."

For more info on the game see here.

We're looking for 20 Mumsnetters who:

~ Have at least one child aged 7-10 years (boy or girl)

~ Are able to attend an event in central London between 12 and 4pm (you only need to attend for one hour during that time) with their family (max 2 adults, 4 children)

~ Are happy to be filmed by PlayStation, and take some footage on their smartphone of their child(ren) before, during and after the event to capture the excitement!

~ Can be a PlayStation Mumsnet panellist afterwards - this will involve taking part in 4 activities over the course of the next year, such as testing new games with their child(ren) and much more

The event will be in a central London location (we'll confirm details with those selected). Travel expenses aren't covered but refreshments will be provided. If you sign up to attend during one of the lunchtime slots though, you will need to have some lunch before or after you attend - the refreshments provided will just be snacks.

You will only be required to attend for one hour, so please tick your first and second choices of time slots on the sign up survey (link below). During your session you and your family will be shown how to set up the game, how to play and you'll be given the opportunity to film your child(ren) playing the game.

After the event you'll be sent a Wonderbook PS3 hard bundle (PS3 console, Move Controller, PlayStation Eye, Wonderbook & Book of Spells) to keep (RRP £199). You'll need to film your child(ren) playing the game at home and send in your footage to Mumsnet. You'll also need to add your feedback on the event, and the game itself on a thread on Mumsnet.

The footage you and other Mumsnetters submit, as well as the footage PlayStation capture on the day may appear on Mumsnet and potentially elsewhere. Please only sign up for this if you're happy with that.

If you're interested in taking part, please sign up here.

Thanks - we'll be in touch with selected Mumsnetters by Thurs (8 Nov).


MrsDmitriTippensKrushnic Tue 06-Nov-12 12:48:36

I have to work this Saturday or me and DD would be up there like a shot - she loves the Book of Spells game, we got to play it at Eurogamer a couple of weeks ago.

Is there anyway I can ask to be on the Playstation panel without doing the activity this week? <desperate, pleading puppy-dog eyes> We're a big gaming family...

MrsDmitriTippensKrushnic Tue 06-Nov-12 12:50:21

Actually (having read the post better) can DH bring them, even if I can't?

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 06-Nov-12 13:03:23

MrsDmitri - yes, by all means your DH can bring them - as long as he's prepared to do the filming!

Also - re: joining panel if you can't come to the event - at the moment this is only open to people who can make it on Sat, but we may open it up to everyone later on if need be - keep your eyes peeled!

MrsDmitriTippensKrushnic Tue 06-Nov-12 13:05:46

He will - just rang him and told him about it and he got all excited (in a manly stoic fashion of course) oh god we're so sad

Have signed up and will keep all our fingers crossed grin

SillyBeardyDaddyman Tue 06-Nov-12 13:07:28

I want a ps3 but my kids are too young! Hurry up and grow damn you!

Alambil Tue 06-Nov-12 13:13:58

Ds would die for this! Is there still space?

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 06-Nov-12 13:15:33

Yes LewisFan - please do sign up!

amistillsexy Tue 06-Nov-12 13:16:59

I think you should do an event ooopnorth as well, for a properly balanced opinion! :-)

Alambil Tue 06-Nov-12 13:36:01

Have entered :-)

gazzalw Tue 06-Nov-12 13:36:33

Did my application go thro' Helen? Wow this would be awesome. DW is fast beginning to wonder who is more of the child in our house - me or the DCs -no competition, but we all would love to try out some magic of our own!

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 06-Nov-12 13:44:42

Yep, got you Gazzalw!

gazzalw Tue 06-Nov-12 14:21:20


NoMoreMarbles Tue 06-Nov-12 14:37:44

My DD turns 7 in January...I want to it a no go?

NotQuintAtAllOhNo Tue 06-Nov-12 15:02:16

I have just signed up with my two....

Keeping my fingers so crossed it HURTS!

Doogle2 Tue 06-Nov-12 15:33:00

This is soooooo exciting. I have my hands paused over the train tickets....

Belo Tue 06-Nov-12 15:47:19

I signed up in such an enthusiastic hurry that I forgot to add what big Harry Potter fans my daughters are to the form. DD2 dressed up as Hermione for book week last year and DD1 is making her way through the books. Both have watched the films more times than I dare to publically acknowledge!

Please can you add that to my form?

Thank you!

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 06-Nov-12 15:55:03

Will do Belo

Doogle2 - we won't be in touch with selected attendees til Thurs - would hate for you to get some sort of RSI!!

directoroflegacy Tue 06-Nov-12 15:59:58


Me please - my DD is 7 and we'd love to come!!

Hopezibah Tue 06-Nov-12 16:01:37

Have applied! This is perfect as my son (aged 8) is coming to London on saturday and was pondering what to do during the day (as he is busy late pm and evening) this would be perfect as he LOVES playstation but doesn't have one of his own. Just have to keep my fingers crossed now! When would we hear by if we were successful?

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 06-Nov-12 16:02:37

Hopezibah - we'll let you know on Thurs if you've been successful!

jes73 Tue 06-Nov-12 16:02:47

Have signed up. Am so excited for the children. keeping everything crossed!!!

alison222 Tue 06-Nov-12 16:03:33

Is the age range fixed as my SN DS would love this too and he is 11?

hattifattner Tue 06-Nov-12 16:07:12

ive signed up, I think? I had to interrupt my survey to deal with a teenager and I didnt get a confirmation....could you please check for me lovely mumsnet?

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 06-Nov-12 16:07:56

alison222 - age range is just for guidance so yes, please do sign up

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