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“I love this game.”
- Kyle F.

“Most fun I’ve ever had on campus.”
- Sean E.

“The most fun thing I’ve done this year.”
- Tim F.

“One of the most fun things I’ve ever done.”
- Chris B.

“Most fun I had in college. Seriously.”
- Collin U.

“It has returned me back to my childhood of playing outdoors.”
- Scott S.

“This game has taken over my life… and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
- Ethan L.

“This game makes the whole campus feel like a family.”
- Katie B.

“Best week of college, what a great thing to do for my first semester as a college freshman.”
- Kyle S.

“This game is EPIC in every way. Forming bonds with random survivors and teaming up to complete missions is a thrill.”
- Kenya J.

“All the cool girls play HvZ.”
- Anna B.

“An amazing idea.”
- James F.

“Humans vs. Zombies is an amazing game.”
- Megan P.

“Just the other day I saw two lone NERF darts in the gravel at my apartment complex. I instinctively started looking for zombies.”
- Dan B.

“I was looking over my shoulder for two weeks after it was all done.”
- Randy B.

“HvZ is, by far, the best diet and exercise regime I have ever participated in. And it’s fun.”
- Nathaniel P.

“Going through the [college's] bureaucracy in order to get the game approved was a major pain, but it was completely worth it for the immense sense of joy at watching over a hundred people laughing, running, and screaming participating in something I helped to set up and run.”
- Sebastian G.

“Planning this game has seriously been one of the best accomplishments of my life. I have gained so many friends from this experience.”
- George B.

An Intro to Humans vs. Zombies by inventor Chris Weed

Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ) is a game of tag that can be played by almost anyone, in almost any situation.

It’s inclusive – the more people you have playing with you the more enjoyable it is. And if your fellow players aren’t your friends when the game begins there’s a good chance they will be by the time it’s over. HvZ was invented on a college campus, but the rules have been expanded for offices, high schools, neighborhoods, summer camps and dozens of other settings.

Participating in the game forces players to view their lives from a different perspective than they otherwise would. The simple task of walking to class or getting dinner becomes an adventure, and many players are left with a new appreciation for their everyday lives.  We notice these benefits even when returning to our professional lives. Humans vs. Zombies also creates real friendships.

Many of our players tell us that their most memorable, proud moments have happened during the game. Others tell us that they find their best friends while playing this game… some of our players have even gotten married. That’s no coincidence. Humans vs. Zombies requires you to put your “life” (or “un-life”) in the hands of your fellow players. Participants find themselves swept up in an absurd game of tag, and are left with a camaraderie that lasts long after they have stopped playing.

Sometimes I worry that our generation has become so wrapped up in our own self-representation that we have forgotten how to have these kinds of authentic experiences. That is simply unacceptable to me. Humans vs. Zombies represents a way of holding on to our need to have fun for no other reason than to have fun, and a way to give oneself over completely to a social experience.

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