This is not a joke, and this is not even for kids only. This is a serious game, which has international competitions! And no, players do not fly.
All the roles and balls are taken directly from the book, even if there are a few deviations from the real version. In order to be recognized as a respective player, one wears a colored headband.
Players and Balls
The three Chasers wear white headbands and try to carry the Quaffle through the opposing goal rings. It does not matter if they hit from the front or back, 10 points are added. The keeper can be recognized by the green headband and, of course, he or she tries to keep Quaffle away from the goal ring. The beaters wear black headbands and attack the counter players with the Bludgers. However, attacking should be careful because this could quickly lead to injuries on the field. The Seeker wears a yellow headband that is similar to the color of the Snitch. The Seeker’s goal is to catch it. So that the game does not end too fast, the Seeker enters the field only from the 18th minute.
The Snitch will be released after the 17th minute. As for this important ball, the explanation is a bit tricky: unfortunately, we do not have a small, golden ball with wings. Instead, the snitch is a ball (usually used in tennis) placed into a yellow sock. The sock, in turn, is squeezed into the pants at the back of the Snitch Runner so that the top of the ball can still be seen. But who is it? It is a neutral player who is mostly dressed in yellow. In addition to his or her task of protecting the Snitch from the Seekers, he/she also contributes to the entertainment of the audience. The Runner was even okay to leave the field and move freely. Since it was a bit difficult, the free movement was abolished: too bad!
30 Instead of 150!
Otherwise, if the Snitch is caught, you have removed the sock from the Snitch Runner's pants, the game is over! The 150 points from the book would be quite easy to achieve in a Quidditch play in the real world, so the catch brings only 30 points here. The problem is that the game may be quickly finished with only one catch! There's also another additional entertainment: to ensure the game does not last forever, the Snitch Runner is further restricted in terms of his or her freedom of movement. Since the Runner is not a member of the teams and, thus, represents a third party, many spectators can even shoot at him or her with water guns or something else.