Zombie Virus Game

Download game fonts HERE and HERE

Game Features

  • Includes example of how I structured the question and answers (hidden slide at the end of the PowerPoint)

  • Play as a reading or a speaking game

How to Play

  • For this game, there are humans, zombies, and doctors.

  • The teacher will choose select students to start off as zombies or doctors (how many depends on the size of your class).

  • When the game starts, students go around and play each other in rock, paper, scissors.

  • The loser asks the question and the winner answers OR if your target language consists only of a statement, just have the winner say the statement.

  • Depending on what the student is (human, zombie, or doctor), they respond with different answers if they win rock, paper, scissors.

  • Make sure students whisper their answers in the other student’s ear so they don’t reveal what they are.

  • Zombies turn humans into zombies and doctors turn zombies back into humans, but only if they are the winner of rock, paper, scissors. If a human wins, nothing happens.

  • At the end of the game, if more than half the class are humans, humans win! However, if more than half are zombies, zombies win!


  • The instructions above are for the reading version of this game. However, you can also use it as a  speaking activity. One way to do this is give each student a card with an image on it relating to the word/sentence they should say as a human, zombie, or doctor.