It was only a matter of time before the popular Netflix series, Squid Game became a real organised event – without violence and bloodshed of course.
According to CNET, the survival drama that involved deadly children’s games became a hit on Netflix, and has been reimagined for an event at the Korean Cultural Center in the United Arab Emirates which took place on Tuesday.
A total of 15 players were set to play in one session, wearing t-shirts that featured the Squid Games logo, reports Indian Express. Games included ‘Red light Green light’, ‘Dalgona candy’ challenge and paper flipping games ‘Marbles and Ddakji’.
According to GEO.TV, the real life Squid Games was an invite-only event for residents, based on applications and who received an email invitation. Only those with a green pass could participate. All applicants had to answer questions that tested them on their basic knowledge of Netflix’s Squid Game.
The event’s staff wore pink circle, triangle and square costumes to look like the guards in the show.
Unsurprisingly, this isn’t the first time Squid Game has been played in real life. The showkids, who apparently watched the 18-plus show, played the red light, green light game and beat up those who lost.
Picture: Instagram / Squid Game Netflix