Real-life Quidditch is cross between dodgeball, handball


There is no golden "snitch" in the real-life version of Quidditch, so the game doesn't require a seeker, Harry Potter's position. Also, sadly, the players are not aboard broomsticks that fly.

But the rest of the game, created out of J.K. Rowling's fertile imagination, is relatively intact: as the Guardian describes, the sport is a cross between dodgeball and handball, where "Attacking 'chasers' attempt to put the 'quaffle,' or ball, past the goalkeeper whilst the opposing team's 'beaters' try to hit them with different balls called 'bludgers.'"