ApocalypZe, a game for two or more players, is a complicated game of skill and strategy. Played in 5 phases, you'll find that the decisions you make about where to play your cards and how you attack, defend, and consume your resources will set the course of the game and determine victory or defeat. Each aspect of the game is multi-layered. In addition, you can mix and match the cards in the box to design your own decks and take control of your own ApocalypZe.
Your deck of cards represents your supplies and resources during these trying times. During the game you will consume these resources and do your best to replenish them while trying to force your opponent to waste through his own. Once you run out of supplies, you no longer have the capacity to survive and are out of the game.
During each turn you play cards to one location on the table. This may be your stronghold or your opponent's. It may also be another type of location such as a scavenging location. You must choose your location carefully each turn. If you choose to act against an opponent, you will not be able to sure up your defenses.
Throughout the course of the game you be able to defend your stronghold and scavenge for resources with survivors, and attack your opponent's stronghold and scavenging locations with zombies and other raiders. A number of types of cards that both enhance your characters and affect the game in various ways can be played throughout the course of your turn.
As the game progresses, you will be forced to consume resources (cards). As your deck dwindles, you will have to make some hard choices to insure that you will outlast your opponent and survive the ApocalypZe.