Find out which pranks inspired Round 6

Round 6 or Squid Game is a Korean drama that was released on September 17, 2021 and was a worldwide hit making it into the TOP 10 list on Netflix for several weeks in a row. And something that caught a lot of attention in the series was the childish pranks that the participants had to follow to guarantee their lives and the cash prize.

Let's see what these jokes are and even give tips on how you can play too, of course without the violent part, right!

Find out which pranks inspired round 6

A brief summary of history

I already made a full text of every episode of Round 6 and also a possible sequel. But, it's important to contextualize... The drama revolves around Seong Gi-hun or player 456, he has an immense debt and ends up accepting to participate in a kind of "scavenger hunt" to pay what he owes.

All kinds of people are invited to participate, who owe very high values, but the problem is that the one that wins the dispute is the one that will also come out alive, because it is inspired by children's games, but brute force is used to ensure survival. The winner receives a massive cash prize, 45.6 billion won (South Korean currency).


This is the first game that appears in the drama to determine who is ranked to try to get the top prize. The game is played in pairs and is very common in children's schools for the origami teaching. The step by step for the technique is:

1. Cut two squares of colored paper; 

2. On the two squares of paper you will follow the same folding process. Fold the squares of paper into three equal rectangular pieces;

3. Fold the left corner up and the right corner down;

4. Place one piece on top of the other, as in the image;

5. Fold the left and right flaps inwards, then fold the top flap under and under the right flap, then fold the lower flap over and under the left flap.

French fries 1, 2, 3

In the Portuguese version, the game was translated as Potato Frita 1,2,3, but in reality what the doll says has another meaning. The lyrics are 무궁화 꽃이 피었습니다 (mu-gung-hwa koti piot sup-ni-da) which means “the flower of mugunghwa bloomed”. In Brazil, it yielded many memes and even funk-style songs.

To play, a child must be 술래 (sulle), who is responsible for facing the wall with eyes closed and singing the phrase that when finished being said, he must turn and open his eyes and the other children must remain in a statue. If sulle sees that any of the children have moved, she must hold hands with them until the end of the round.

With each round, the level of play becomes more difficult as the sulle starts singing the phrase at a faster rate. When a child gets close to the sulle, they all have to run away, because it's the sulle's turn to run and catch another child, who will become the next sulle in the game.

There is also a 'safety zone' where children can try to run to avoid being caught by the sulle. If no one is caught, the same child will have to be the sulle for one more match.

The artigo is still half finished, but we recommend opening it to read the following later:

Ppogi or Sugar Beehive

This sweet was successful because it is made with sugar, an ingredient that is easily accessible in homes. It is usually not used for a joke in itself, but to sell and to attract children's attention, drawings are made on the sugary candy.

They are usually placed on sticks as if they were lollipops so children can have fun trying to make the design stand out.

Juldarigi or Tug of War

The tug of war or 줄다리기 (juldarigi) as it is called in South Korea was one of the most exciting games in Round 6! It showed that strength does not matter for this game more the correct way to hold the rope.

In the Korean country this game is even considered a ritual since 1969 in which two huge ropes made with rice straw are connected to a stake that is in the center. Before and after this commission, rituals are performed. And there's also the version where two teams split and pull each side of a rope until all opponents on the opposite side are pulled.

Guseulchigi or marble

Who doesn't know the traditional marbles, right?! They were part of the childhood of many children, especially those born before the 90s. In South Korea it is called 구슬치기 (guseulchigi).

There are several ways to play with the marbles, but the objective must be the same: to catch the largest number of marbles, that is, to make the opponent lose the marbles. But, the most common way is to draw a triangle on the floor, put the marbles inside and each player receives a marble to try to play and take the others out of the triangle, whoever takes the most marbles wins the game.

glass bridge

This game is the only one not inspired by children's play. In Round 6 participants must cross a glass bridge that contains the tempered version of it that if stepping on the person falls from a great height and dies.

Round 6 - find out which pranks inspired round 6

Lula game

This is the game that gives the original name of the drama, Squid Game. The most popular name is 오징어놀이 (Ojingeo Nori) and literally means “Squid Game”. Children are usually divided into two groups of four or more. A geometric shape reminiscent of a squid is drawn on the ground, and the game is intended for defense and offense, as they run around (and hop on one foot, in the case of attacking players) around the drawing made on the ground.

Which of these pranks would you be able to do well if you were in the race for money?

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