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 one day-long unlimited laser tag pass and 60 arcade tokens at Lazer Wars BattlegroundZ, (a $40 value).
Lazer Wars boasts 5,000 square feet of blacklit play area, with glow-in-the-dark partitions for laser taggers to duck behind while firing blasts at opponents. Games start with a three-minute instructional video; then fiber optic illuminated vests are donned as the music and heart-pumping adrenaline begins. Aim at the brilliantly-lit targets on enemy vests, shooting the phaser to temporarily shut down opponents' operations; after points are tallied, head to the Monkey Shack Arcade, where state-of-the-art video games beckon alongside carnival classics like skeeball. Laser lovers may buy up to five Groupons, finally edging out the tiny-but-vicious pocket laser pen with something a little bigger.
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, The 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.