Korean Cultural Center in Chicago Hosts K-experience “Squid Games” at Wheeling

The Chicago Korean Cultural Center in Wheeling hosted the K-experience “Squid Games” event amid the huge popularity of the Netflix drama K of the same name.

The main objective of the event was to promote these childhood games well. Eighty pre-recorded participants were divided into six groups and had the opportunity to experience a total of six games including Squid Game, Dalgona Candy, Marbles, Ddakji Game, Tug-of-War and Red Light-Green Light.

After completing all the games, the winners of each game received Korean snacks and treats, while the winners of each group received packages of Korean snacks.

Hannah Yoon, a first year student at Glenbrook North High School and grand prize winner, said: “It was exciting to see a lot of different people of all ages at the event. I liked the way all the games were organized and encouraging. the hosts were. I feel like I got to know a lot of new people, and our interactions and constant support for each other led to our team winning. “

A total of 45 volunteers, including Korean Culture Center junior student ambassadors, have spent the past six weeks preparing for the event. All the volunteers helped to animate the games in the event hall, gallery, museum and park of the cultural center of the center.

But above all, having fun with the participants made this event a success. On Facebook, the event was shared by over 4,000 people and reached 500,000. It was successful in promoting these games as safe and fun, where the Netflix drama described them as violent and dangerous. It was a fun event the whole family enjoyed, with participants from young children to adults in their 30s and 40s – a party atmosphere for everyone.

Meanwhile, the staging (wall decals) and play equipment prepared at the Korean Cultural Center, 9930 Capitol Drive, Wheeling, will be available to visitors until the end of December. Visitors are welcome from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays to experience the game and take photos. Free entry; advance reservations are required for group tours at [email protected]

The Korean Cultural Center of Chicago (KCCoC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and organize Korean cultural, artistic, educational and social activities. KCCoC seeks to be a community landmark where people of all ethnicities can come together and explore Korean traditions and culture through various courses, programs and events. About 80,000 visitors visit the cultural center each year. KCCoC strongly encourages intercultural understanding which can embrace and enable all people to coexist peacefully.

For more information, visit www.kccoc.org.

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