Squid Games | Madhusmita Nandan
The Squid Games took place over the course of three days, with 338 players taking part, making it the cultural event with the highest number of participants. This event, which bore an uncanny resemblance to the famous South Korean TV series, Squid Game, undoubtedly stood out as most of the rounds and games were a reflection of the original show.
In the first round, a crowd waited outside Kamath Circle to run for their lives as people in masks with circles, squares, and triangles entered from all sides. The iconic doll from the pilot of the show stood on the table with speakers blaring the words “Red Light” and “Green Light”, signalling the racers to halt and move respectively, and eventually cross the finish line as quickly as possible.
The second round entailed a classic round of tug of war, which saw players lock horns against each other fiercely, and those who emerged victorious passed on to the final round. The eagerly awaited final round was a game of snakes and ladders, with an unexpected addition of do-or-die blocks.
“Squid Games was a massive success at Revels 22. Despite being a new event introduced in the Animania category, we received around 200 registrations within two days of our portal being launched,” remarked Dhyan Gandhi, the Event Head. As the deftly-adapted event came to a close, it can be said with certainty that everyone had an absolute ball.
Chunin Exams | Samyuktha Nandineni
The Chunin Exams have been an essential part of Animania for the last six years and continue to be one of the main events. On the first day, all competitors gathered up in the NLH for Round 1. They were fired up with a ravenous appetite to prove their mental prowess. According to the classic anime Naruto, the rules included penalties for anyone caught cheating. From frog-hopping around the room to singing Frozen’s Let It Go, the repercussions faced were amusing for the audience to take in, much to the chagrin of the guilty party.
The contestants could opt out of undertaking a penalty. However, this would result in a three-point loss instead of one. Moreover, any participant caught cheating thrice would find their team disqualified—A real gamble if there ever was one! Proving to be nothing short of a challenge, the exam tested them in a wide range of areas, from general knowledge to mathematics.
Rounds 2 and 3 of the Chunin Exams required a little more legwork out of our contestants. The scavenger hunt needed them to make their way around campus on the prowl for tokens. Each location also held a clue to lead them to the next token. However, they would have to complete a task at each location, carried out by several organisers to obtain the token.
The tasks ranged from bouncing a ping pong ball on a bat for 30 seconds to grilling oral quizzes. In other words, the contestants had their work cut out for them. The event ran smoothly across all four days, with eager participants and some top-of-the-line invigilators. Event Head Atharva said, “It was hard work, and it was exhausting, but it was worth it.“
Liar Games | Arusha Raj
The first round of Liar Games took place on teams. The participants had to take part in an hour-long quiz consisting of riddles and mystery scenarios to test their thinking abilities. The second round was held over Discord as the qualifiers from round one were divided into two teams for a game called ‘Contraband’. The teams were designated as smugglers and inspectors.
The smugglers would try to smuggle a certain amount of currency, and the inspector team would try to guess the amount. If the inspector team got it right, they would confiscate the currency, and if they were wrong, the smugglers would get the currency. Each team was given 5 minutes to decide the amount they wanted to smuggle/guess on private channels. After finalising their respective choices, the inspector team would state their guess. Afterwards, the teams would switch positions, and this would continue. At the end of the game, the team with the most currency progressed to the third and final round.
The Final Round was also in a quiz format, and it was dubbed ‘Minority Rule’. Ten questions would be given to the qualifiers from the last round. The questions were all opinion-based and had no definite answers. The options were ‘yes’ or ‘no’. After tallying the answers, contestants in the minority opinion were given a point. Participants thoroughly enjoyed the event and it was a huge success.
Image Credits: Photography and Videography Department of Revels’22
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