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'Squid Game' Is Coming to New York and You Could Be a Part of It

South Korea New York News
by Olivia Harden Oct 20, 2021

If you haven’t binged the South Korean thriller Squid Game, you are definitely behind the curve. But if you’ve seen the show and thought, “I could win,” it’s time to test your skill and your luck in real-time.

The games will take place on October 26 at noon in New York City. But don’t worry, your life is at stake. And while the grand prize will not be a giant piggy bank of millions, the first place contestant will win a trip to South Korea. The contestant that comes in second will receive an Apple Watch 7, and other prizes include various gift cards, including Amazon. And yes, if selected you get to wear the iconic green tracksuit.

Iconic games will include the red light, green light game, the Dalgona Challenge, the marble game, and even the Ddakji Game — the paper card game that got the characters in the mess in the first place.

You’ll also get to site-see Korean culture in New York City, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Korean Cultural Center, Line friends in NY Times Square Store, and of course Koreatown (K-town) in Manhattan.

You can register for the games through October 20. Chosen contestants will be notified by October 23. You must be over 18 years of age and have proof of vaccination to register.

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