Originally, Quidditch was played only by Chasers and Keepers. The Quaffle was the only ball, which was used for scoring points. Later, the Bludgers were added to the game to further hinder the players. Due to the high number of casualties, more players were invited to the team: Beaters, who keep the Bludgers away from members of their teams. Over the time, the balls became metal and Quidditch was becoming a more and more popular type of sport.
One Quidditch Match That Brought Changes to Game
There was an event in Kent, which helped the Quidditch sport to develop and get popular. The Quidditch fan Barberus Bragge brought a cage with a small yellow bird to a match game and released it from the cage. He promised a 150 Galleon prize to the player who could catch the bird - a huge amount of money at that time. The Snidget was small but very fast: it could quickly change directions in such a way that it was hard to catch it.