Quidditch is a sport played by two teams of seven players, and the goal is to throw the quaffle (volleyball) through one of the opponent’s three hoops, which then scores the team 10 points. While some offensive players (also known as “chasers”) work to score, other players act as “beaters.” The bullies of the quidditch pitch, beaters throw balls called “bludgers” (dodgeballs) at the opposing team, which temporarily knock players out of the game.
And in case it couldn’t get any more confusing, at the 17-minute mark, the “golden snitch” is released, followed by a “seeker” for each team at the 18-minute mark. In the fictional sport, the golden snitch is an elusive, golf ball-sized magical flying sphere. In real life however, the golden snitch is a person with a yellow ball hanging out the back of their shorts, which is attached by a short tail. When one of the team’s seekers manages to grab the ball, the game ends, and that team receives 30 points.