Dystopian Netflix hit show Squid game has inspired several real-world iterations – but not all of them are legitimate.
One of Netflix’s most popular series to date, the South Korean show features 456 players competing in deadly tasks to win a cash prize of 45.6 billion won (approximately £ 28.2 million).
For those who saw the show and had their chances to beat the gruesome games, the Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in Abu Dhabi has announced a real-world version (without gore).
Nam Chan-woo, director of the KCC, said Khaleej Times that 338 players signed up to take part in their healthier real-world version of the tournament tomorrow.
Participants will play a selection of games featured on the show, such as: B. red light, green light where the players can only move when the person who is “it” says “green light”. Those who move after the tagger says “red light” are shot with “sponge guns”.
Players will also try their hand at a game called Dalgona in which they carve a shape out of a piece of honeycomb, a marble game where people have to guess whether their partner is holding an odd or even number of marbles in their fists, and Ttakji, a traditional Korean game where you have to turn over your opponent’s folded piece of paper by dragging it with you Beat your own.
KCC isn’t the only place taking inspiration from the hit show.
A Scottish cafe has given diners the chance to test their sure hand by: a Squid game Pancake challenge. Glasgows Kcal Kitchen serves pancakes with a honeycomb circle with a pre-marked embossing in the center. Guests must pull the shape out of the honeycomb without damaging the design to win a free meal.
However, London police have warned of a less legitimate real-life version of the game, which has reportedly been promoted on Snapchat.
The telegraph reports that Londoners were invited to take part in a spin-off version of the show that included dodgeball, British bulldog, a “box challenge” and a “free against all” match. The prize pool is £ 10,000 and those eliminated will be “rushed for 10 seconds” and shot in the face with a BB pistol.
the Snapchat Advertisement seeks 100 people and says the Games will be held under the UB10 zip code (in North West London, including the Ickenham and Hillingdon areas).
The Metropolitan Police said people should be discouraged from attending. Police also said they are working to find more details to make sure a police plan is in place.
It’s not just the police telling people not to participate in such games – a Belgian school warned parents after children beat those who were “eliminated” when they copied the show’s games in the playground. The Brussels time reported.
And after The mirror, Schools in England have asked parents not to allow their children to see the show for fear that children will want to copy events from the show with a rating of 15.
Although the first series of the show has been completed, rumors of a second series are already floating around.
The show has already sparked discussion the chances that the game will ever take place in real life and got people thinking about what games they would have to play if it were similar Tournament took place in their country. The series has also been compared with CBBCs Crow, The hunger Games Books and Movies and the 2000 Movie Battle Royale.
Like all other Netflix hits, the show has too inspired his fair share of memes.
Even if a real version of the Squid game Safe to play, we prefer to look from the sidelines – just in case.
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