Squid Game comes to Sheffield

Posted by: Sam Pegg
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Samdai host Sheffield's first Squid Game event and are in need of volunteers - can you help?

Samdai set up a marketing campaign to play on the boom of the Netflix series Squid Game, hiding the calling cards around Sheffield for people to find and take part in a "small" Sheffield squid game to win some prizes. It very quickly exploded to a point where they were getting calls every 10 minutes, even getting a call from a guy in Scotland! They have now hit 150 signups for contestants in the game. 


Squid Games is a Netflix series that centers around a contest where 456 players, all from different backgrounds but each deeply in debt, play a set of children’s games with deadly penalties for losing the chance to win a large sum of money.


Be a guard in the UK's first-ever Squid Game, hosted in Sheffield! The games will be run over 4 weeks, seeing contestants take part in 5 childhood games to be in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes from some of Samdai's local partners!


Each game will see contestants play to become the winner, in some cases working together, in others not... Just like the Netflix Series, people who fail the task will be disqualified, unlike the series, this doesn't end in a gruesome death scene!


You will be tasked with making sure people follow the rules and disqualifying those who fall short!


Unfortunately all the spaces for their #SheffieldSquidGame have gone! But it doens’t mean you can’t get invovled! They are now accepting volunteers to become their Henchmen! You need to be available for their first two games on the weekend 13 and 14 November! Why not support as a "Guard"? Your job will be to help them make sure everyone is "in-check" and not disobeying the rules and checking if anyone has been disqualified. 

To sign up, click the link below and enter your details in the boxes 

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Dates - 12:30 - 3:30 13th November at the Sheffield Amphitheatre, S2 2TN. The second game will be on Sunday 14th November in Weston Park, Sheffield S10 2TP times TBC. 

The Game - Samdai cannot disclose the games as of yet to keep it fair for everyone, but they can say that the games will be kids games most people have played during their childhood! The first game, players need to bring a spoon of their choice... Game 2... have a keen eye...


It's a great idea from Samdai and it's evident that it is already popular but in the mean time:

1. Put a picture of your Squid Game card on your stories with the hashtag #sheffieldsquidgames and tag Samdai.

2. Then put your card somewhere public in Sheffield for someone else to find.

3. Keep an eye on their Instagram for teasers, clues and more!




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