SQUID Game has become Netflix’s biggest ever series – and now fans of the show are being given the chance to play in their own games.

Dan Armstrong, who runs community group Spotted Crawley, is running a series of challenges based on children’s games at secret locations in the town.

The 38-year-old said that unlike the Netflix hit, there will be no “fatal consequences” for the losers.

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Players will have to pay £20 to enter, with half of the money going to a Christmas gift appeal for disadvantaged families, and the other half to the prize pool.

The first game is set to take place this Sunday.

Dan said: “It's basically a small-scale version of the series, with zero death and much more fun.

“Competitors will be playing children's games, over a three week period, with the eventual winner getting a cash prize.

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“The first game takes place this Sunday and all games will be streamed via our Facebook page.”

The hit Korean drama Squid Game, written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, sees people who are in dire financial straits sent a mysterious invitation to join a game which could win them 45.6 billion South Korean won (around £28 million).

To win the money the 456 contestants must play traditional children’s games such as red light, green light, with the price for failure being death.

It is Netflix’s first Korean programme to become the most popular series in the US and follows the company’s efforts to increase its offering of international shows.

The show has been watched 142 million households around the world, with the streaming giant calling the programme “our biggest TV show ever”.

The streaming giant also said the number of its subscribers around the world grew to 214 million during the last quarter after adding an additional 4.4 million customers.

To spectate Spotted: Crawley’s version of Squid Game, click here.

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