Cards vs. Zombies is an alternate version of Humans vs. Zombies designed for conventions and places where running and projectiles are forbidden. Players begin as humans and try to survive as growing zombie horde takes over the convention.
Players begin as humans, identified by a green strip of fabric tied around their arm or leg. The humans’ goal is to survive until the end of the convention. Humans can carry three dart cards with them at any time.
A few players begin as zombies, identified by a headband. The zombies’ goal is to work together to turn all humans into zombies by the end of the convention by tagging them.
If a human is tagged, they can defend themselves by giving a dart card to the attacking zombie. This zombie is stunned, and cannot play for ten minutes. They remove their headband and wear it around their neck.
If a human has used some or all of their dart cards, they can come to the mobile HvZ resupply center at any time to draw back up to three cards.
Humans are also free to trade dart cards at any time (even while in combat), and in this way a group of humans can work together to defend against an attack by a group of zombies.
Zombies turn a human into a zombie by tapping them on the shoulder.
Game moderators will specify (verbally and via twitter) the amount of cards the zombie needs to level up.
When a zombie collects the designated number of cards, they can return them to the moderators to level up. All zombies begin with a green headband, signifying that it required one dart to stun them. Zombies can level up to a yellow headband (requires two dart cards to be stunned) and then red bandannas (requires three dart cards to be stunned).
Running is strictly prohibited. If we see you running (or hear about it after the fact), you will be removed from the game.
Don’t be a Douche
Everyone plays Cards vs. Zombies to have fun, and the rules of CvZ only exist because we agree they do. That’s why the most important rule of Cards vs. Zombies is to treat your fellow players with respect, and gracefully accept when you have been tagged or stunned.