The Chessboard Chamber is the second moment in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 16, Through the Trapdoor.


The next chamber was so dark they couldn’t see anything at all. But as they stepped into it, light suddenly flooded the room to reveal an astonishing sight…


There is nothing to collect, but you can hear a snippet of the audio book read by Stephen Fry.

Zoom levels

You can zoom in and out on this moment, but there is nothing to collect here.


Zoom 1

  • The knight at the right of the screen advances.

Zoom 2

  • Nothing of interest.

Zoom 3

  • Mouse over the doors at the far end and they will open.


The sound really is just an eerie, quiet wind; except for Stephen Fry, of course…

See Also

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Nicolas Flamel
Nicolas Flamel is Finally Revealed
The Hooded Figure
Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback
Hagrid's Secret
The Egg in the Fire
A Plan for Norbert the Baby Dragon
The Forbidden Forest
Harry Becomes an Outcast
Into the Forbidden Forest
Through the Trapdoor
The Winged Keys
The Chessboard Chamber
The Potion Puzzle
The Man with Two Faces
The Philosopher's Stone
The Hospital Wing
The End-of-Year Feast
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