Video games are like life: a bewildering maze filled with challenges, where the only way to get ahead is to have your pet dinosaur eat the boss. Take a break from reality with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a $30 game card at All Play.
At All Play, gamers vie for supremacy on classic arcade games, ascend a 39-foot climbing wall, and zap competitors in adrenaline-pumping laser-tag exhibitions. With a rechargeable card in hand, patrons explore more than 80 arcade games, among them classics including skeeball and pinball as well as newer titles such as Fruit Ninja, which is played on a 47-inch flat screen ($0.35–$7/game).
Drivers navigate winding roads in racing games as mallet-wielding gamers lower the IQs of Gotham's greatest criminals with vicious thwacks in Batman whack-a-mole. A laser-tag maze, the only one of its kind in Iowa, challenges combatants to hone precision on opponents' targets, and a 39-foot climbing wall challenges fears of heights and walls. Though temporarily closed for renovations, an adjoining bar and grill is slated to open this spring, promising to squelch thirst and hunger between energizing games.
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