Real Life Muggle Quidditch Is Sweeping The Nation

Gather your quaffles, capes and brooms - Quidditch could be a mere wand-stroke away from joining the NCAA, if the numbers of teams keep growing. College students have taken their intramural Quidditch hobby to a whole new level this year: Droves of wizards and witches gathered at the second Intercollegiate Quidditch World Cup to get dirty and bloody playing a game of Muggle Quidditch. Video of the entire game below.

The Intercollegiate Quidditch Association or (IQA) held the competition at Middlebury College (where Muggle Quidditch originated in 2005). Right now over 150 colleges have Quidditch teams including Boston University, Vassar, Bucknell University, Tulane, Oberlin and Emerson College to name a few.


The game itself is a mix of dodge ball and tag mixed in with the regular Quidditch rules. And if you're wondering how the whole Golden Snitch plays in this non-flight version of Muggle Quidditch, they use a toy helicopter.


[BU Today via Geekologie]

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