A real-life ‘Squid Game’ is being organised in Abu Dhabi

THE Korean Cultural Centre in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is organising a re-enactment of the games seen in the Netflix series, “Squid Game.”

Two teams of 15 participants will be allowed to joint the game, sans the bloodshed and murder.

The event is slated to be held this Tuesday, 12 October, in two sessions at the Centre’s Abu Dhabi office.

“Squid Game” premiered on Netflix on 17 September the show is a Korean-language drama about desperate individuals who have found themselves in severe economic difficulty.

Seeing no way out, 456 players opt into the game with deadly challenges modeled after Korean children’s games, to win a prize of 38 billion dollars.

Games included in the Abu Dhabi challenge will “Red Light Green Light” and “Dalgona Candy” .

Players will also get to try their hand at the “Marbles” and “Ddakji” (paper-flipping) games, also seen in the Squid Game series.

The Centre’s games will be held in two-hour, tournament-style sessions, and the eliminated players will get to watch the rest of the games from the sidelines. Sadly, there’s no prize money.

To apply to join the UAE’s version of “Squid Game,” applicants must fill out a form containing three questions that tested them on their basic knowledge of the Netflix show.

In the meantime, Squid Game fever  continues to sweep the internet and is turning some previously commonplace Korean games and snacks into global trends.

Business Insider

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