Ron also started teaching Harry wizard chess.  This was exactly like Muggle chess except that the figures were alive, which made it a lot like directing troops in battle.  Ron's set was very old and battered.  Like everything else he owned, it had once belonged to someone else in his family--in this case, his grandfather.  However, old chessmen weren't a drawback at all.  Ron knew them so well he never had trouble getting them to do what he wanted. (PS12)


Games and sports are integral to the life in the Wizarding World.

Card games

Chocolate Frog cards

Exploding Snap

Self-Shuffling playing cards

Other wizard games

Wizard Chess



“When it comes to wizarding sports and games (Quidditch, Quodpot, Creaothceann – officially banned but still played illegally – broom-racing, Gobstones and so forth) wizards are naturally fiercely partisan and support their own country, but it is considered infra dig for wizards to support any rugby team other than Scotland.” (Essays)

Broom races




Other wizarding competitions

Duelling: All-England Wizarding Duelling Competition

Gardening: Annual International Wizarding Gardening Competition

Potions: Wizarding Schools Potions Championship

Skill: The Triwizard Tournament



Related images:

Ron riding on the chess piece.   Hand holding the golden snitch. This picture shows a quidditch match. 

Lists on the Lexicon: Quidditch

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