Note that this guide was written early in the development of Zombie Battleground as a high-level overview of the game, and is meant more as a flavorful introduction than an exhaustive detailing of mechanics. Some of the descriptions may be outdated, and some weren't particularly detailed to begin with. It is preserved here in its original form intentionally, but the individual wiki pages linked from each section will be kept updated as content changes through development.
The dead fighting the dead… to the death!
Zombie Battleground is a fast-paced, loot-filled trading card game from Loom Network. They’ve combined revolutionary new technology and masterful game developers, so that we can usher in a new era of digital trading card games for you.
It is the result of a historic, world-changing event that sparked a Zombie uprising on planet earth. Naturally, not many humans are left after this cataclysmic event. But, as one of the few humans to still survive the game of cosmic dice—your future survival is dependent on how well you strategize and use the Zombies to your advantage.
What’s the most important question after an Earth-changing event that sparks a Zombie uprising? What’s the question at the top of everyone’s mind?
That question is: Which Zombie is the best, the toughest, the most fierce?
On the battleground, you command a horde to do battle with unique and challenging competitors. Your goal is simple: amass an unstoppable army of zombies to fight under your zombie hero. Protect your hero like your life depends on it (because it does) and destroy your opponent's to win. Make them wish they hadn't been matched with you. Make them wish they were dead… more dead!
Skill required. You'll have to assemble the right deck and play your cards right to win, but you won’t need to be paying freemiums to be the best. We've designed the game to reward you with plenty of loot as you hone the skills you’ll need to win. The depth of your pocketbook holds no weight in the Zombie Battleground, only your cunning will save your Zombie Hero from death after death.
Gaming the system is out of the question. There's no trump card you can buy or cheat code you can enter, you'll need to collect, trade, and strategize for every battle. You can buy cards, but you won’t be able to purchase your way to victory. If you’re willing to put in the hard work—we’ve designed the game to reward you with plenty of loot as you hone your skills and prove your worth.
First, CHOOSE YOUR HERO:
Then, YOU BUILD YOUR DECK:
When the battle begins…
Zombie Battleground gameplay in action — takin’ names and slayin’ the enemy with supercharged Zombies.
Both players are initially dealt 5 cards. Then, you and your opponent will take turns summoning your best Zombies and pitting them against each other. Speaking of pitting Zombies against each other — remember that each time you summon a Zombie from your deck, it will require some Goo.
Each round — your Goo Bottles are automatically re-filled.
…and as you keep playing, you get incrementally more Goo Bottles.
After you summon a Zombie, you’ll see a bunch of Zzzzz’s appear on your card like this:
This indicates that your Zombie needs to rest a bit until your next turn.
Then, it’ll be ready to go into battle again 😴
Yes, even Zombies need rest.
How to Kill a Dead Zombie 101
To attack your opponent, simply drag your Zombie onto the Enemy Zombie
Each Zombie can only attack once per turn — so after you’ve made all your moves, you’ll need to press the END TURN button to pass the gameplay onto your opponent.
The More You Win — The More You Are Rewarded
So, your Hero Zombie is like the King of the Zombie Castle — if he’s dead, it’s game over.
When you defeat your opponent’s Hero Zombie — you automatically win the match…EVEN if there are other Zombies on the Battleground.
And each time you WIN A MATCH, you are rewarded with all sorts of valuable loot (like card packs, in-game currency, etc.).
So the more badass you are, the more badass you get! — It’s a never ending cycle of Zombie-Slayin’ Badassery.
When you win a match, you are rewarded with things like booster packs, goo, and other valuable stuff.