We recommend starting off with one or two zombies, but bigger groups may need three or four zombies. This is a game of tag, but each team has different goals. The humans are trying to survive the zombie horde. The Zombies are trying to infect humans and turn them into fellow zombies.
In order to distinguish who is a zombie, zombies must make “zombie noises” like grunts, growls, and roars instead of silence. This also makes the game creepier and more fun. This is a very simple survival game, but the noises/attitudes of the zombies can make or break the game. I highly recommend playing this game at a retreat, game night, or overnight/lock-in event where there is plenty of time to play; however, it is possible to work in a half hour of Zombies into your youth group.
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