Fans of the 2021 Netflix hit Squid Game can now play virtual versions of the show’s deadly challenges in Hong Kong. Sandbox VR has teamed up with Netflix to create eight 30-minute mini-games straight out of the award-winning series, along with some new surprises for players. The game is already available for play in Sandbox locations in the US and Europe, but is yet to come online at its other Asia branches in Shanghai and Singapore.

Participants will get to wear the contestants’ iconic green tracksuits and white slip-on shoes from the show when they step into the game, called Squid Game Virtuals, and compete in challenges made popular by the show, such as ‘Red Light, Green Light’ and ‘Cross The Glass Bridge’. 

There are other new games devised specially for the VR version, such as ‘Catch and Match’ in which players need to catch shapes, avoid spikes, and throw bombs at their opponents. Participants are also taken to various locations inspired by the show, such as the dorm room, the ‘marble’ village, and the white room.

Squid Game Virtuals takes players to games and locations made famous by the TV show.

Each session accommodates between two and six players. As in the show, participants can form alliances with other contestants, but the player with the highest score is deemed the winner. After the game, players can also pose for photographs with Squid Game props and watch highlights of their session.

Squid Game Virtuals sessions can be booked at Sandbox VR’s Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui branches, and each session costs either HK$345 (Monday-Thursday) or HK$370 (Friday-Sunday and public holidays) per person. You can book a private experience with friends or colleagues, or a public game if you’d like to meet new friends while playing the game. 

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For more information, visit the Sandbox VR Squid Game Virtuals website.

Image credits: Sandbox VR

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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