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Welcome to the Middle School Zombie Outbreak Mini Escape Game!


In this thrilling adventure, students must work together to decode ciphers and save the school from the smelly zombies who are spreading their stinky virus. Are you ready to put your critical thinking skills to the test and collaborate with your teammates to save the day?


Ho hum, it’s another mundane day at your middle school, where the most exciting thing on the agenda is the cafeteria's mystery meat surprise. But hold onto your lunch trays because, as the bell rings for first period, instead of the usual chatter, there's an eerie silence. Suddenly, the calm is shattered by a blood-curdling scream echoing down the hallway. And just like that, your school becomes ground zero for an SVA: a Smelly Zombie Apocalypse.


1. Print out the game materials provided below.

2. Divide into teams of 3-5 players.
3. Set a timer for 30 minutes.
4. Work together to solve the ciphers and complete the challenges.
5. Use the clues to unlock the final code and escape from the zombies!
6. Have fun and good luck!


Materials Needed:
- Printable Cipher Sheets
- Pencil or Pen


1. Start by distributing the printable cipher sheets to each team.
2. Read the scenario aloud to all players.
3. Teams will work together to decode the ciphers and solve the challenges presented on each sheet.
4. As teams progress through the ciphers, they will uncover clues that will help them unlock the final code to escape from the zombies.

5. Games can be played in any order.
6. Encourage teamwork, critical thinking, and collaboration throughout the game.
7. Teams that successfully decipher the final code and cure the zombie virus win the game!


Printable Cipher Sheets:

  • Word Scramble
  • Rebus Puzzle
  • Polybius Square
  • Atbash Alphabet


Final Code:
Combine the clues from each cipher to unlock the final code to the safe, get the antidote, and cure the zombie virus!


Remember, time is of the essence! Can you and your team save the school from the smelly zombies before it's too late? 

Middle School Zombie Mini Escape Game

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