Pojo's Harry Potter Card of the Day

No Time to Play - Quidditch Cup


No Time to Play
Power Needed: 4 Transfiguration
Card Type: Spell
Effect: Discard all Matches and Items that need Quidditch Power from play (even your own). (If a match is discarded, no-one gets the prize).
Card No: 17
Rarity: Rare/Foil
Set: Quidditch Cup
Average Rating: 1.45 (based on 4 reviews) 
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.


Aardvark

How often have you faced quidditch items and matches that have been a serious threat? Recently, that is. OK, maybe Nimbus 2000. Anything else? I thought not. People first experimented with matches when quidditch came into the Harry Potter card game. But after a few trials, most players were seen to subsequently abandon those fruitless endeavors. New quidditch items and matches keep coming out, and eventually a solid design may get developed that relies on either of the two. Until that day comes, however, there is no point in putting a card into your deck that can only deal with a threat that you don't expect to face. Doing so would just dilute your deck with useless cards. Instead, try to install cards that can represent a solution for a wide range of cards that might hurt you. Transfiguration has ample alternatives, such as Picking on Neville, Diffindo, or Scribblifors.

Rating: 1.5


Enraged

There aren’t that many reasons to play this card. It falls under the category of limited usage and as I keep saying cards with limited usage aren’t worth playing and this one is even more dismal than normal. Matches are hardly ever played and you can only have one broom in play at a time, so this card has no point whatsoever unless you catch them playing a match deck and they have four bludgers out and a match. Play Lost Notes or Picking on Neville before you play this card because well this card is pretty pointless.

Rating: 1


Lockhart

This card is very cheap at 4T and can cause the removal of all Quidditch Items and Matches from play. So what this amounts to is that if your opponent is playing quidditch and has a broom and some books and some bludgers and maybe a match out, you're going to seriously wipe them out. However, if your opponent isn't playing quidditch, or is only playing quidditch in junction with other colors then this card is probably not going to do much for you. If you're only worried about brooms, Lost Notes can take care of those. All in all I don't believe enough people use quidditch to incorporate this into every deck, however if you keep losing to people playing quidditch, then the inclusion of this card will not be all bad.

Rating: 2.3


Snuffles

Well lets take a close look at this one.... Most Quidditch cards are spells. The only ones that are not are matches and items. So if you are playing transfiguration, you have like a whole bunch of other choices to choose from. Namely, Table Trouble. This would clear all the items on the board reguardless of color. And you can always go for good old PON, Diffindo, etc. If those matches are a bother. Not too many people play matches nowadays which is kinda sad. Anywho, this card is extremely limited because it simply won't affect most Quidditch Decks at all. Now if it got rid of the Quidditch lessons too it might be worth considering, but even then most people play Madam Hooch. For once, and I am sorry to admit it, but I'd have to say that this card is just plain bad.

Rating: 1