Since its invention, laser tag has entertained as many children as laser hopscotch, laser jacks, and laser red rover have vaporized combined. Score multiple rounds of intense beam-streaming competition with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a pass for all-day laser tag and 60 arcade tokens (a $40 value) at BattlegroundZ in Attleboro.
BattlegroundZ boasts 5,000 square feet of blacklit battlefields sown with glow-in-the-dark partitions that offer laser taggers shelter from unfriendly phaser fire. A three-minute instructional video prefaces the gaming, then chests pair up with fibrously luminous vests that catch oncoming beams as the music-backed melee unfolds. Once opponents are overthrown and points are tallied, head to the Monkey Shack Arcade, where guests can cool down with state-of-the-art video games such as skeeball, pinball, and Dance Dance Revolution.
Though laser tag at BattlegroundZ has yet to be reviewed, the Sun Chronicle featured the facility:
- An extensive facility to play the game. – Abigail Forget, Sun Chronicle
BattlegroundZ facilitates recreational combat with an indoor compound designed to accommodate games of paintball, Splatmaster paintball, airsoft, Knockerball, foam-dart, and laser tag. At BattlegroundZ’s facility, masked and visored shooters safely bombard each other with reusable silicone balls while negotiating bunkers and repositionable obstacles. Depending on the particular skirmish, joyful gangs of paintballers strive to accomplish a variety of objectives, from ganging up on a marauding band of zombies, to pelting other players to capturing an opposing team’s flag or tricking rivals into designing a flag with clashing colors.
The 5,000-square-foot laser-tag arena lets combatants take cover behind phosphorescent partitions as they take aim at enemies clad in illuminated vests. BattlegroundZ also hosts airsoft competitions in which players dodge BBs while attempting to accomplish tactical objectives in multiple buildings, including two sniper towers. Before games, weapons are tested to ensure they do not fire pellets faster than 350 feet-per-second, so their impact feels less like a blow to the body and more like a raspberry to the soul. For those looking for a purely virtual experience BattlegroundZ also features a 5,000-square-foot arcade with swipe-card system.