Looking for a zombie game? Here’s how to have a Zombie Chase at Your Halloween Party!
This zombie game is no ordinary race, because everyone knows that zombies carry a deadly zombie virus. If you’re attacked, you will become a zombie. That mere scientific fact makes this a race for your life.
Both teens and adults will agree: this zombie race game is to die for. But beware: death is only temporary in this freaky and fun romp, so watch out!
It takes a little preparation to create a frightfully good chase, but don’t let that scare you. It’s well worth it.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- To distinguish whether guests are zombies or humans, have one group wear green ribbons and another wear orange ribbons. Attach with safety pins. Or get elaborate with green T-shirts or a mask for each zombie. TIP: If using masks, try a half-mask so all players have the same visibility.
- “Checkpoint Flags” (simple colored strips of construction paper will do).
- Space to have a race course such as a large back yard or neighborhood block.
- A facilitator: someone to hand out ribbons, masks or T-shirts and tell humans and zombies when they can start.
- A map if the course if very involved.
The zombie chase is a race from a start line to a finish line.
Start with four humans to every one zombie. You’ll determine who will play which by a draw. Make it fun: for example, if you’re using the ribbons method, place four orange ribbons to every green ribbon in a bowl and have participants grab (and cross their fingers).
Ready? It’s on! The object of the chase is for humans to make it from the start line to the finish line, gathering all the checkpoint flags along the way, without getting tagged by a zombie.
Checkpoints are set throughout the race (see illustration for an example). Humans must visit each checkpoint to gather a colored flag (construction paper is fine, but you could also use cloth).
Each checkpoint should have a different colored flag. The checkpoints are safe zones where zombies cannot attack humans (“Base”…or you can always call it Woodbury).
Once a human has been tagged by a zombie, the virus acts fast. The zombie who tags the human gives the new zombie either a T-shirt or ribbon. This new zombie’s mission becomes infecting more humans.
All humans get a short head start (even just a few seconds). The amount of time for the head start is determined by the length of your race. The longer the race course, the more fun it will be.
The first human to make it to the finish line with all of his or her checkpoint flags wins. The zombie wins if all humans become infected!
Enjoy – and watch your step!
By Jennifer Scheffel of themed-party-ideas.com