Parents' Guide to

Squid Game: The Challenge

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Morbid dystopia-inspired game has violence, cursing.

Squid Game: The Challenge TV show poster: Composite of contestants against yellow and pink backdrop.

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Don’t bother watching!

Some of the challenges are ridiculous and others are no challenges at all. Too many crybabies! Just play the game and move on! Not worth watching. I will wait for the 2nd season for the REAL Squid Games!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (4 ):

The macabre game show features contestants performing in a strange sort of cosplay, but with much higher stakes. The overall production attempts to recreate the ominous Squid Game universe by using similar music, sounds, set designs, and costumes while requiring players to compete in children's games where losing means immediate elimination. Not surprisingly, trying to be the only survivor in a simulated life-or-death game creates a lot of tension. But despite taking the loss of fellow contestants very hard, each player remains committed to sacrificing their friends, family members, and allies if it brings them one step closer to winning. Some folks may find watching players navigate Squid Game: The Challenge's weird and cut-throat reality dystopia entertaining, but the fact that it's a live-action game inspired by the morbidity and violence portrayed in a fictional series is disturbing.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: November 22, 2023
  • Network: Netflix
  • Genre: Game Shows
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: November 29, 2023

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