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21 Things The "Harry Potter" Video Games Taught Us About Life

Not every treasure chest contains treasure. Sometimes it's ghosts. Or several child-sized spiders.

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8. Just going down to Hagrid's hut for a cup of tea is a harrowing endeavor involving fire-butt turtles, death-defying leaps, and a couple of puzzles thrown in for good measure.

9. Sneaking a dragon up to the astronomy tower is easy. It's getting back DOWN from the astronomy tower without Filch catching you that's hard.

11. It's all fun and games until a Quidditch match starts. Then it's 45 minutes of chasing a snitch on a pre-programmed loop around the arena.

15. Fred and George Weasley are capitalist masterminds who turned the casual acquisition of jellybeans into a bustling micro-economy.

21. In the (edited) words of J.K. Rowling, "whether you come back by page or by [a game where you throw gnomes at the walls and find surprise jellybeans in the toilet], Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home."

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