From Start to End: Here Is the Full Arrangement of Squid Game Games
Squid Game is an original Korean Netflix series with a total of 9 episodes. It depicts the story of several stages in a dangerous game called Squid Game. Over 400 players gather together to compete against each other for the grand prize. Only one player will win 45,6 billion Won as the grand prize.
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The players come from various backgrounds, but one thing they all have in common is the fact that they all desperately need money. In the series of Squid Game games, there are a bunch of dangerous games the players have to play and win in order from the beginning to the end.
Many people who have watched the series were amused yet surprised by the arrangement of the games, but at the same time, they needed further explanation. In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with a detailed explanation of everything about the Squid Game games in order and their explanation, so keep on reading.
The Beginning: The Recruiter Game with Ddakji
In the beginning, every player gets tested by the organization’s recruiters before they could join the Squid Game. It all starts with a game called Ddakji, just like Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) who played the game with one of the organization’s recruiters (Gong Yoo).
The game is quite simple where one player has to flip the opponent’s tile on the ground with their own tile until it is made of folded paper. The game Ddakji is also similar to the popular 1990s game known as Pogs. Seong Gi-hun has to experience some difficulties while playing Ddakji, but after several times, he could make it and join the game as a player.
Round 1: Red Light, Green Light
The official first round starts with a game called Red Light, Green Light. The game is originally well-known by different names such as Statues or Grandmother’s Footsteps. Meanwhile, in Korea, it is known as Mugunghwa Kocchi Pieotseumnida.
There is a huge girl doll who sings, and the players can move forward while the doll shouts, “Green Light, Red Light.” But, if movement is detected afterward, the player is eliminated by getting shot to death. This game was quite popular among Korean kids and many used to play it in their childhood.
Initially, the players thought the game was ‘simple’, but it wasn’t as simple as it seemed after a lot of them died after getting shot and eliminated. But, the ones who were able to cross the finish line without getting caught in 5 minutes moved on to the next round.
Round 2: Dalgona/Ppopgi
In round 2, there was the Dalgona Game or well-known as Ppogi Game. This time, all of the players from each team have to choose a shape between an umbrella, triangle, circle, and star. After choosing a shape, the players are given a case with Dalgona candy inside.
They have to extract the candy based on the shape they have chosen within 10 minutes without breaking the shape. The players try many ways to extract the candy such as using a pin, secretly using a lighter, or even like Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) who was licking the candy until it melted.
If the players make it within 10 minutes, they would be able to move on to the next round. But if they don’t, death would be their punishment. Many players were very careful since they have seen a lot of players who couldn’t make it from the previous round during the Red Light, Green Light game.
Round 3: Tug of War
In the previous games, the players had to stand on their own. However, in the 3rd round, they had to cooperate with each member of the team while playing the game Tug of War. Two teams compete against each other pulling a rope on two different high towers. The team that manages to make the opponents fall would be the winner. Meanwhile, another team who can’t make it suddenly falls from the tower and dies.
There were also some tricks from Oh Il-nam (Oh Young-soo) who was in the same team as Seong Gi-hun, Ali Abdul (Anupam Tripathi), Cho Sang-woo (Park Hae-soo), and other regular players. Oh Il-nam explained some tricks that he used to use while playing when he was a kid, and those tricks eventually led them to the win.
Originally, the game holds deep cultural significance in South Korea since there are a bunch of Tug Wars that have been played during festivals or community celebrations. Tug of War is well-known as Juldarigi in Korean.
Round 4: Marbles
In the fourth round, every player received a pouch filled with 10 marbles. The marbles were used to compete for the partner next to every player. Then, the player who took all 10 marbles from their partner became the winner. However, if one of them couldn’t make it until the times stopped, then they would die.
Every player eventually used some violence to win the fourth round, even some of them betrayed their partner as well. Just like Cho Sang-woo (Park Hae-soo) and Ali Abdul (Anupam Tripathi) who were initially on the same team, Sang-woo betrayed him to give his marbles to Sang-woo. It also caused Ali’s death and he got eliminated.