Would you play hide-and-seek in an IKEA store?

Most people think that IKEA store is a fun place. In fact, some have already organised a large hide-and-seek event in not just one IKEA store but in many branches. 32, 000 people have signed up in Facebook in Eindhoven, 19,000 in Amsterdam and 12, 000 in Utrecht, all of which are cities in the Netherlands.

However, IKEA is not pleased. Martina Smedberg, the IKEA Group spokesperson said that it’s hard to control and make sure people are safe especially if they don’t know where they are.

Last summer, a lot of people participated in the game in Belgian IKEA locations.

Contributed by: TEACHER NATSU


Vocabulary Enhancement:

  1. Ban – to forbid or prohibit
  2. Branch – a division of some larger or more complex organisation
  3. Sign up – join a club, an activity, etc.
  4. Please – feeling pleasurable satisfaction over something; proud off; delighted
  5. Spokesperson – a person who represents someone else’s policy or purpose
  6. Participate – share in something; become a participant or be involved into something


Perspective Exchange:

  1. What is your reaction about the article?
  2. If someone is going to organise a hide-and-seek event in one of the IKEA stores in your city, would you join? Why or why not?
  3. Should IKEA file a complaint to people who do this event? Why or why not?