Game Rules

ZTag badge interactions

Green Heartbeat: Human
Yellow Heartbeat: Sick Human (will turn into zombie eventually unless healed)
Solid Red: Active Zombie (will infect humans within 3ft)
Red Blip: Stunned Zombie (temporarily unable to infect humans)
White Heartbeat: Doctor (will heal sick player within 3ft)
White Blip: Stunned Doctor (temporarily unable to heal)
Blue Blip: Game Paused (player must find nearest ZStation to resume game)

Free Play Mode:

When you purchase a retail ZTag badge the role select button can be used to cycle between human, zombie, or doctor.

Ground Rules:

  • ZTag badge must be worn visibly over player’s heart as a virtual health indicator. Covering badges is not allowed.
  • ZTag is a non-contact sport. Care must be taken so players do not collide with each other or their surroundings.

Free Play Mode Game Formats:

2-Player Game: Simple Game of Tag

  • One player starts as human, the other player starts as zombie.
  • Human gets a head start, zombie chases human until human has been infected.

4-Player Game: Protect the Human

  • Two players start as zombies, 1 player starts as human, 1 player starts as doctor
  • Doctor and human start at point A, zombies start at point B.
  • Human must be escorted by doctor to point C without being infected by zombies.
  • When doctor and zombie come face to face, there is a 50/50 chance that either one will become stunned and temporarily lose their ability.
  • Zombies win if human becomes zombie before reaching point C.

6 or More Player Game: Last Man Standing

  • Two players starts as zombie, all other players start as humans.
  • Zombies try to infect all humans by surrounding them.
  • Last human to survive wins the game.

8 vs 8: ZTag League Match: (team signifier such as jerseys or flags are recommended)
[jersey icons, 1 striped, 1 solid]

  • Each team starts with 1 zombie player and all other human players.
  • Objective is to infect all of the opposing team.
  • Note that zombies can infect own teammate; this may be desirable in order to create a horde of zombies, which will be more effective in infecting opposing team.
  • Team with last human standing scores 1 point.
  • This game can be played with multiple teams as well, team sizes can also be greater than 8.

Mission Mode Game Formats:

Only official ZTag arenas can host Mission Mode games. Sign up here to be notified when there’s a local game being hosted.

Maze survival:

  • Each player starts as human and walks through maze.
  • Maze can be constructed as a single linear path or have multiple paths.
  • Zombie actors are hidden throughout the maze and may attempt to infect player.
  • Health kits are hidden throughout maze and will help player survive.
  • Final checkpoint is located at the maze exit.
  • Player tries to reach final checkpoint before time runs out (badge will turn white).
  • White badge wins, red badge loses.

Scavenger hunt:

  • Each player starts as human and navigates the course looking for hidden checkpoints.
  • Checkpoints are considered “ingredients to the antidote”, player must find all ingredients without becoming a zombie in order to gain immunity and become a doctor.
  • If player becomes a doctor, he can escort other human players to complete their mission and attempt to defend them against zombies.
  • When a doctor faces a zombie, either one of them has a 50/50 chance of becoming stunned and will temporarily lose their ability.
  • Game ends when all players are either zombies or doctors.

ZStation Color Code:

White: Game Starter
Rainbow: Checkpoint (will heal player only once, player must find all available checkpoints)
Green: Health kit (will heal player many times)
Red: Hazard (will infect human player when nearby)
Blue: Pause Game (this will act as a safety zone where all player functions are disabled)
Magenta: Resume Game

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ZTag is a very simple game: ZTag badges will transmit “infection” signals within 3 ft face to face.

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Zombies (red badge) try to spread the disease by chasing humans.

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Humans (green badge) try to avoid zombies while finding checkpoints.

Play!

REVIEWS

Host

Survival with doctor is like survival but with a player who is able to hear sick human.