Harry Potter: Puzzles and Spells is a match-stuff puzzler set in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. It leads you through the story of the books and sees you clearing levels to push the narrative along.

It’s simple when you start off, but things get much more complex the deeper you get into the experience. That’s where this guide comes in. We’ve put a lot of time into the game and discovered plenty of its secrets. And now we’re going to share them with you. We’re good like that.

If you’ve played the game and have your own helpful suggestions to share, we’d love to hear them. So make sure you drop them in the comments section at the bottom of the article. Before that, though, here are the best hints, tips and tricks for Harry Potter: Puzzles and Spells.

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Make Multi-Matches

Keep an eye out for matches that are going to make power-ups. Any time you match more than three gems of the same color, you’re going to make one of the different power-ups, and they can really help you out on tougher levels.

You’ll also want to try and make matches that are going to chain together other matches. You’ll often find that these will start off a pretty big chain reaction that’s going to clear a big chunk of the board.

Claim Your Rewards

Make sure you claim all the rewards you can. Whether that’s for finishing challenges or collecting items. The more rewards you collect, the more you’re going to earn. It’s a neat cycle, and you need to make sure you’re on top of it.

Coins are especially useful because you can spend them to get extra moves if you get to the end of a level and haven’t finished it. More on that in the next tip.

Don’t Waste Coins

It can be tempting to splurge on the extra moves every time you fail a level, but think before you do. Look at how the board is set out and what you need to do to finish. If it doesn’t look like you’ll be able to complete the level in the extra moves, you’re just throwing the coins away.

Quite often you’ll find that after failing and losing a life you’ll finish the level on the next attempt. Save your coins for when you need them and you’ll be in much better shape.

Use Your Pet

Using your pet when it’s ready can help you finish levels. Again, it’s a good idea not to waste the skill. Just because it’s unlocked, don’t throw it straight into the mix. Look at the board and see how close you are to completing the level.

Holding on to your pet and using it when you’re in a tough spot or at the start of a level is a great strategy and will see you through some of the more difficult challenges.

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