Humans Vs. Zombies WINOOSKI

This is a physical activity-Not a video game. READ THE RULES.

Here are the modified rules for playing in Winooski. You need to know these to play.

The golden rule of Humans Versus Zombies:

Use discretion. We all want to be able to play this. Don't be stupid. Don't mess it up for the rest of us.

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Humans vs. Zombies is a game of tag. All players begin as humans, and one is randomly chosen to be the “Original Zombie.” The Original Zombie tags human players and turns them into zombies. The zombies must tag and “feed” on a human ever 48 hours or he starves to death and is out of the game.

The Zombies win when all human players have been tagged and turned into zombies. The Humans win by surviving long enough for all of the zombies to starve.

Safety Rules(very important):
Rules created for the safety of all players are strictly enforced. Violation of safety rules will result in a ban from the game.

- No realistic looking weaponry.
The bright color scheme of nerf guns may not be altered.
- Guns may not be visible inside of public buildings. Use discretion.
- Players may not use cars to aid them in the game.
- Darts must not hurt on impact. (If you’re not sure about this, fire it at point-blank range into your own eye and see if it hurts. If you’re still not sure, just speak with a moderator.)

This gear is required for all players:
- Bandanna
- Nerf gun and/or socks
- Filled out ID Card (will be given at start of game.)
ID cards must be carried at all times during the

Safe Zones
Players are safe (cannot be tagged or shot) in the following areas:
- just about any public building someone can get kicked out of
- Bathrooms
- Academic buildings(school)
- Library
- Hospital
- house
- mall (any shopping center)

Human Rule
Staying In Winooski: If you need to leave town for longer than 48 hours, we apologize, but there are no exceptions. If you leave you can rejoin us when the next game starts.

I.D. Number: Humans must keep one ID card with their unique identification number on them at all times. ID cards will be handed out at the start of game, and must be filled in by the player.

Stunning a Zombie: Humans may stun a Zombie for 5 minutes(this may change depending on how many people play) by shooting them with a Nerf gun or throwing a sock at them.

When Tagged By a Zombie: When tagged by a Zombie, a Human is required to give their ID number to the zombie. Five minutes after being tagged, a Human becomes a member of the Zombie team. Wear your bandanna around your head or neck - you are now allowed to tag Humans.

Wearing a Headband: Humans must wear a headband around an arm or leg to identify them as players of the game. (This headband will come in handy when you become a zombie!)

Zombie Rules
Feeding: Zombies must feed every 48 hours. A zombie feeds by reporting their kill to an admin.
Kills can be texted or emailed to [email protected]

Kill report format should be as follows:
Kill report: on [Their ID#] by [Your ID #]

Wearing Your Headband: The Zombie team must wear a bandanna around their head or neck at all times. The Original Zombie does not need to wear a headband.

Tagging: A tag is a firm touch to any part of a Human. After tagging a Human the Zombie must tell the human's number to an admin. Kills must be reported within the day.

Getting Shot: When shot with a Nerf gun or hit with a sock a Zombie is stunned for 5 minutes (this may change depending on the number of people playing). A stunned zombie may not interact with the game in any way. This includes shielding other zombies from bullets or continuing to run toward a human.

Human after all: If a zombie tags five (5) people, it will be contacted by an admin the next day to become a human.

Other Rules
- Shooting or pointing nerf guns at non-players with Nerf darts is a bannable offense.

- People who are not registered participants may not directly interact with the game. This includes bringing food to humans or spying for either team.

- A zombie must have both feet outside of a safe zone to tag a human.
Zombies may not use shields to deflect Nerf darts or socks.

-Socks must leave the hand to 'kill' a zombie.

- Athletes are safe during official practices, but not on the way to or from practice.

- Similarly, students at required academic events are safe for the duration of the event (even if this event is in a free-play zone), but they are not safe on the way to or from the event.

- Humans can't stun zombies from inside of a safe-zone, except from inside of their own rooms. (To avoid human/zombie roommate conflicts).


Once a human is tagged, the tagger must write down the number on their card and report the kill to an Admin. Kills will be logged and will help to keep track of who is human/zombie and which zombies can become human again.

Zombies becoming humans:
Zombies must report kills and once they have reached five, they will be contacted by an admin the next day. They should continue to make kills until they are contacted.