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Country Becomes World First To Offer Full Squid Game Experience

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Country Becomes World First To Offer Full Squid Game Experience

Last year, Squid Game took the world by storm, with millions tuning into the utterly bonkers show. And now a real life experience has been created, giving players the chance to have a go at all the challenges from the series. Watch below:

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For those of you out there not quite familiar with the premise, it follows a bunch of people who compete against one another in a series of brutal takes on children's games for a huge cash prize, with the losers killed off one by one.

The South Korean series quickly became the most watched show on Netflix.

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People became so obsessed with it that there have already been some real-life - much less deadly - versions of the games, most notably MrBeast's big-budget recreation of the series.

Credit: Saudi Press Agency
Credit: Saudi Press Agency

Well, Saudi Arabia now hosts a giant Squid Game experience, where players are able to take part in all six trials from the series: Red Light, Green Light; the tug of war; the marbles game; the glass hopping challenge; the honeycomb game; and the final showdown - the eponymous Squid Game itself.

According to reports, the attraction in Riyadh is the first of its kind in the world.

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Local authorities built a huge area on Boulevard Riyadh City, which contains a different zone for each game.

Credit: Saudi Press Agency
Credit: Saudi Press Agency

In case you're worried that people are being offed if they fail to complete the challenges, fear not.

While the series saw participants brutally murdered, this 'real-life' experience is much safer.

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For example, on the stepping stone game, instead of glass panels that shatter, causing the player to plummet to their death, they have sensors, and the tug of war set is just three metres high.

But to make it as realistic as possible, 70 players take part at one time, with each of them receiving invite cards and being given costumes identical to the television series. And yes, there's even a masked Front Man.

Credit: Saudi Press Agency
Credit: Saudi Press Agency

Unsurprisingly, it's pretty popular and is said to be completely sold out on most days.

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But if you don't fancy making the long trip to Saudi Arabia to get your Squid Game fix, we have some good news for you.

Last year, the show's creator Hwang Dong-hyuk confirmed that a second season of the show was on the way.

The director told Associated Press: "So, there's been so much pressure, so much demand, and so much love for a second season. So I almost feel like you leave us no choice.

"But, I will say there will indeed be a second season. It's in my head right now. I'm in the planning process currently. But I do think it's too early to say when and how that's going to happen."

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Now, we don't know exactly when it will arrive or what will happen, but rest assured that the right people are working, and it will eventually happen. 

Hwang Dong-hyuk confirmed a second series was coming. Credit: Alamy
Hwang Dong-hyuk confirmed a second series was coming. Credit: Alamy

Previously, the mastermind behind the show told The Guardian: "Of course there is talk.

"That's inevitable because it's been such a success. I am considering it. I have a very high-level picture in my mind, but I'm not going to work on it straight away. 

"There's a film I really want to make. 

"I'm thinking about which to do first. I'm going to talk to Netflix."

Featured Image Credit: Saudi Press Agency

Topics: Netflix, TV and Film

Dominic Smithers
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