So imagine my surprise when I discovered that, while perusing a bunch of Harry Potter related Wikipedia pages, I discovered on the Quidditch page a description of Muggle Quidditch. Now I’m a Potter fan, but I don’t think I’ve ever gone to these kinds of lengths to embed myself in the mythos of the story! Still, it sounds like a lot of fun:
The equipment in Muggle Quidditch varies depending on venue. Often three hula hoops held up by PVC pipes are used as the goals on either side of the playing field. Volleyballs, basketballs and dodge balls are often used as Quaffles, with softer objects like Nerf balls or Wiffle Balls acting as Bludgers. Often, for more competitive leagues, Chasers will use a Frisbee as a Quaffle. This allows for a much more intense experience.
So how do they get around the problem of the Golden Snitch?
[…] in Muggle Quidditch the Snitch is most often a human being. This human being usually dressed in all yellow. The Snitch, after release, is usually allowed to roam an area beyond the playing field. When played on a college campus the range is often the entire campus.
Nifty. I like the idea. So is anyone local willing to hold a game?