"At Dudley's fifth birthday party, Aunt Marge had whacked Harry around the shins with her walking stick to stop him from beating Dudley at musical statues."
—Aunt Marge demonstrates her loathing of Harry[src]

Musical statues is a popular Muggle game in Great Britain. Those participating dance to music, but must freeze like a statue (hence the name) when the music stops. Those that do not are called out. Play continues until only one is left and is declared the winner.[1]

Harry Potter played musical statues at Dudley Dursley's fifth birthday party. He apparently possessed some talent for the game, as Aunt Marge, who was also attending, whacked him around the shins with her walking stick to keep him from beating Dudley.[2]


Notes and references

  1. Musical statues at Wikipedia
  2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 2 (Aunt Marge's Big Mistake)