China’s game of death

In Shanghai you can now sample a death simulator called Xinglai.

For many Chinese people the number 4 has associations with death.

If you stump up Yuan 444 (about $70) you can indulge in a 2-hour session, in which you are given a choice of sacrificing your own life or somebody else’s, and explain why.

Players use a tablet to discuss who should be killed off and then resurrected by “birth” through a latex womb chute.

At the end of a session, participants have the chance to write their last words.


Picture source: Alexander Dreyer via Wikimedia