A real-life ‘Squid Game’ is set to take place this month in South Korea

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Minus the Killing, of course

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A South Korean hotel is set to host a real-life version of the popular Netflix TV series squid game later this month.

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according to a report by Korea Times, St. John’s Hotel in Gangneung, Gangwon Province. will host the real life version of squid game on 24 October. According to a staff member of the hotel, two days after its announcement, the event has been fully booked.

The event will be open to players of all ages and is not limited to hotel guests, with a prize of 5 million (approximately £3,000) to the winner. In addition, participants are also determined to receive a business card with a mysterious phone number, which depicts the events of the game.

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Participants will also get to play four childhood Korean games that appeared in the hit TV series: ‘Red Light, Green Light’, ‘Tug-o-War’, ‘Dadakji’ (or Paper Tile Flipping Game) and ‘Dalgona Challenge’ .

However, since the event was announced, local authorities in Gangnung have reportedly issued an order to St John’s Hotel not to hold the event, citing possible violation of social distancing norms.

Hotel staff are reportedly discussing a possible change of formats to cancel fully booked itineraries, or to comply with social distancing norms. Korea Times.

in other squid game News, after officially reaching “111 million fans,” the show has officially become Netflix’s “biggest series launch ever” as of October 13. Since the beginning of September 17, squid game According to Netflix, popular Netflix TV shows have topped the charts in 94 countries including the UK, US, and France.

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