The #1 Overlooked Storytelling Device That Makes “Squid Game” Better Than “The Hunger Games”

Josh Spilker
3 min readSep 30, 2021

“Sounds like The Hunger Games.”

That was my first response when I heard about Squid Game.

Forget about the word “game” in the title….just the premise: a group of people trying to be the last one standing for fame and perhaps fortune.