Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ) is a large scale game of modified tag where players attempt to survive (or spread) a zombie apocalypse.

Players only need a bandanna to start playing. Most players start as a human and must protect themselves from zombie players by avoiding being tagged. Once tagged by a zombie, that player becomes a zombie as well, their purpose then to attempt to tag as many remaining humans as possible.

The game is played 24 hours a day, for a full week, or as long as designated by the moderators of the game. Players are active during all normal daily activities, and are considered in play anytime they are outside of a building or business.

One of the best parts? Everyone is welcome to play HvZ, regardless of their age or athleticism.
To join the game please read and follow our rules to learn how to start playing. Athens’ HvZ game is run entirely on the honor code, and as such players are expected to behave courteously and fairly toward their community and fellow players.

Please take a couple minutes to register an account on the forums, even if you don’t plan on ever posting anything. It helps us keep track of how many active players we have which helps us balance the game. You can also add us on Twitter as well as Facebook.


Latest News


Invitational Locals Meeting


March 15th, 2014, Posted by: Longbow

There will be a mandatory check-in meeting for local players on Thursday March 27th in Walter 145 at 9:00pm. Any local players planning on playing in the invitational should attend.

2014 Invitational Game


January 24th, 2014, Posted by: Longbow

The Athens, Ohio chapter of Humans Versus Zombies is hosting its 3rd annual weekend-long open invitational game. We play our own unique style of HvZ, and we are very excited to share it with all of you. Athens has been … Continued