YOU ARE A DEADLY VIRUS THAT HAS JUST INFECTED A PATIENT!
In Viral, your objective is to mutate and take over the host’s organs. Infect, traverse the body through the veins and arteries, and shield or attack. Choose your strategy carefully, though, because if too many viruses are present in an organ, a crisis occurs and the immune system will surely wipe out your infection. Also, doctors are researching a cure for you, and other players’ viruses in the body are sure to get in your way!
Players take actions over 6 rounds, playing Zone and/or Mutation cards. Each round also has an Event. Your goal is to gain Viral Points (VPs) by controlling Zones in a patient’s body. When you control a zone, you score VPs and the research track goes up for your virus - but if your token is on the top space of the Research Chart, a cure for your virus has been found and those tokens will be removed.