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People Are Actually Participating In A Real Life Squid Game

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People Are Actually Participating In A Real Life Squid Game

When we were watching Squid Game, one thing that categorically never crossed our minds was 'damn, we wish we could take part in this...'

But take out the murder and bloodshed from the occasion and, sure, we'd be up for revisiting some of our favourite childhood games. Who wouldn't, right?!

Do you have what it takes to walk in your fave character's footsteps? (Credit: Netflix)
Do you have what it takes to walk in your fave character's footsteps? (Credit: Netflix)

It turns out there are others that are keen, too, because there's actually a real life 'Squid Game' being held in Abu Dhabi - and without the imminent fear of death, it actually sounds pretty fun...

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The Korean Cultural Centre in the United Arab Emirates is putting together a reenactment of some of the show's most terrifying games, and giving two teams of 15 participants the opportunity to play them.

The event is taking place tomorrow, on Tuesday, October 12th, and will be run in two sessions at the Centre's Abu Dhabi office. 

Reckon you could brave the Squid Game? (Credit: Netflix)
Reckon you could brave the Squid Game? (Credit: Netflix)

Nam Chan-woo, the UAE Korean Cultural Center's director, said that staff will even wear costumes adorned with pink circles, triangles, and squares in a nod to the show's guards.

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Those who are eliminated will get to watch the other players continue from the sidelines.

To apply, you obviously have to be within the vicinity of the games, and fill out a form which quizzes you on your knowledge of the Netflix hit.

Yep, that means no slaps around the face ahead of entry, either. Result.

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The page advertising the event promises that four out of the six games seen in the Netflix series will take place.

Those included will be "Red Light Green Light" and the infamously tricky "Dalgona Candy" task. Plus, there will be games of "Marbles" and "Ddakji" - which is the paper flicking game that lured in contestants.

Unfortunately, those participating won't be competing for a hefty £28 million.

But each player will get the change to win a customised green Squid Game tracksuit.

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And given that the game is far less ruthless, we think it's a pretty reasonable prize...

Anyone suddenly wishing they could hop on a flight and join in with the fun?

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV And Film, Life

Joanna Freedman
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