So Quidditch Pong Is A Thing — Here Are The Rules


“Yer a drunkard, Harry.”

The nice thing about growing up with a children’s book series is that when you finally are grown-up, you can make some of your childhood fantasies into realities, like marrying your best friend or practicing the dark arts, or most importantly, playing Quidditch Beer Pong.

There are a few different versions of the rules floating around, but the “official” version, courtesy of the much-inspired Louie’s Loops, is played with Butterbeer (obviously), and ends the game with the highly explosive Expelliarmus shot (for you know, when gamesmanship and schoolyard diplomacy just ain’t gonna cut it).

Let the games begin!


Quidditch Pong Rules

  1. Choose what team goes first with your sorting hat!
  2. If the quaffle (ping pong ball) goes through a hoop and makes it in a cup, it counts as two (much like if the ball were to bounce).
  3. If the quaffle goes through a hoop, the enemy team is allowed to use their bludgers (hands) to knock it out of the way.
  4. When there is one cup left, the snitch must be used. Trust me, this makes things a lot more difficult. I made my snitch by just wrapping a ball in yellow duct tape and attaching a few wings made out of paper, but you could easily use a yellow ping pong ball with glued on wings.
  5. Finish off the night with the Expelliarmus shot and enjoy.

Repeat until you have magical powers. Obliviate, indeed.

[Quidditch Pong Rules and Photos adapted from Louie's Loops]

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  • Annoying As FCK

    OMG I wish I had thought of this when I was in school!

  • Sean Norton

    coutns as two as a bounce would? Never heard of a bounce counting as two, what pong rules do you play by

    • Blaine Magee

      Huh I’ve always played that a bounce is two. I played with house rules that a double bounce was three. Things got pretty interesting that night.

      • Sean Norton

        wierd we’ve always payed that a bounce simply does not count

        • Lyle Gillen

          Real rules (with bounces) =fun

          Your rules (no bounce) = NO FUN!

    • Marco

      Same here. Bounce two, but you can knock it away.

  • Charles Pandorf

    If you can find tan ping-pong balls thoes will kinda enhance the look.

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