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1 October 2021, 16:33 | Updated: 8 October 2021, 15:17
Squid Game has dropped on Netflix, leaving fans to wonder where the name of the show originated.
The K-drama is already on track to being one of Netflix’s most viral series ever!
You may have some burning questions after watching the series, and one of the most asked questions by fans has been surrounding the title of the show.
So, why is it called Squid Game and what does it mean?
Here’s the lowdown…
Squid Game is said to be a literal translation of a popular kids game played by Korean children during the 1970s and 1980s.
The game is played by dividing children into two different groups; the offence and defence, as they play a type of tag using a squid-shaped board drawn in the dirt.
The end goal is for the attackers to tap the small closed-off space on the squid’s head with their foot, making them the winner.
Obviously, the Netflix series sees a much more physical and violent version of the game being played, in this case, to win a huge prize fund at the end.