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- A fictional ball game played between two teams of seven players riding flying broomsticks, using four balls and six elevated ring-shaped goals.
2003, Universal Lifts the Veil on a Harry Potter Park:
- Maybe you wish your parents were smarter or funnier or richer or better looking, but you might as well wish for a spot on the local Quidditch team.
2007 December 16, Ethan Todras-Whitehill, “In Tikal, Temples in the Mist”, New York Times:
- Turn to the south, and you see the Central Acropolis, a five-story palace where the nobles might have sat to watch plaza ceremonies or the famous Quidditch-like Mayan ball games.
2007, Roger Ebert, Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2007:
- Whichever team gets Yegor holds the edge. This is like Quidditch in hell.
2010 May 8, Brooks Barnes, “Wait, Wait... Don’t Tell Me!”, National Public Radio:
- Eton’s playing fields are famous, not least because of the Eton Field Game. It’s played only there. It’s sort of like Quidditch for real people.
fictitious popular ball game