Here’s everything we know about the efforts to make ‘Squid Game’ real

There’s probably no corner left in the world that hasn’t heard about Netflix’s Squid Game

The Korean drama series is the streamer’s most-viewed show ever with 111 million households tuning inThe nine episodes follow a group of working-class people who are desperate and in debt. They’re recruited by a mysterious organization that forces them to compete in classic schoolyard games like Red Light, Green Light and Tug-Of-War. The only trouble is that if they lose a game, they die. 

Now people all over the world are recreating Squid Game — without the violence, of course. Here are some of the highlights.  



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♬ Squid Game – Carrot

YouTuber MrBeast requested 10 million likes in a few hours on TikTok before he would launch his own Squid Game event. The game will include 456 randomly selected players and a life-size set. MrBeast plans to spend $2 million on the production. As for when the game starts, that’s TBA as of now. 

Charles “MoistCr1TiKaL” White

Another popular YouTuber MoistCr1TiKaL held a Squid Game-style competition for $10,000. The only game he recycled from the show is Red Light, Green Light, 20 players competed in three additional new games

Bryce Hall

Influencer Bryce Hall hosted a Squid Game competition for $2,000 on his channel. People competed in Red Light, Green Light, Tug-Of-War and Sumo Wrestling for the prize money. 

New York City

The New York chapter of the Korea Tourism Organization is hosting a Squid Game event on October 26. The six-hour game will see 80 contestants play games at sites like Koreatown, the Korean Cultural Center and the Korean art exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The winner will earn a roundtrip flight to Korea. 


AMA Event Management is hosting a series called Squiz Gamez in cities around Australia. The game will have 2000 players who will compete for a “life-changing cash prize.” The event will begin recruiting contestants from October 31 to January 1. 

United Arab Emirates 

The Korean Cultural Center in the United Arab Emirates held a Squid Game competition with 30 players on October 12. The games included Red Light, Green Light, Dalgona candy carving, Marbles and Ddakji from the series. Each winner earned a custom green tracksuit. 

The Squid Game Wedding  


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couple on TikTok had a Squid Game wedding reception and it looked like a ton of fun. 

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