Is Quidditch considered a sport? Are questions about Quidditch permitted here? Although some countries have established rules for Quidditch games, I am unsure whether or not it would be considered a sport on Sports SE?


There's obviously a line somewhere at which a sport is so niche that questions on it are going to be of no value to the community (e.g. "this game I made up yesterday"), but Quidditch has (in my never humble opinion) enough of a following and players that it's on-topic here. Personally, I think it's a bit silly, but that's neither here nor there.

For avoidance of doubt, I'd very strongly say only questions about the "real world" Quidditch (as you've linked to above) are on-topic. Any questions about the "Potterverse" Quidditch (with people flying around on brooms, etc) are off-topic here; they may be on-topic at Science Fiction and Fantasy.

  • In fact, Science Fiction and Fantasy does allow questions on the Potterverse Quidditch. I can see several well-received questions about various aspects of the in-universe game and possible rules scenarios. Mar 28 at 14:57

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