Tagging someone is a universally recognized way to determine who’s “it” and to track the gremlin who keeps trampling your turnip patch. Tag wisely with today's Groupon: for $9, you get three hours of gaming (a $10 value), two indoor-laser-tag games (a $12 value), and an energy drink (a $2.50 value) at Galaxy Gaming (a $24.50 total value).
Galaxy Gaming's combat orchestrators arrange futuristic virtual and live action battles with state-of-the-art facilities and weaponry. Laser-tag combatants patrol a 5,000-square-foot arena armed with AK-47, Uzi, and PDW replicas, specialized for close-quarters tactics, shooting on the run, and screaming while spinning wildly in a circle. Specific missions charge gamers with defending or attacking a team base, providing a VIP escort, or engaging in an all-out death match with two re-spawning options. More than 60 gaming stations project popular PC and console games including Call of Duty, Halo: Reach, and Resident Evil for three hours of competitive play, and a refreshing Bawls energy drink replenishes fuel reserves amid digital campaigns.
Armed with state-of-the-art lasers, players dodge enemy beams in a 5,000-square-foot arena awash in neon and black lights. During open-play sessions held Friday–Sunday, up to 14 participants weave their way through the obstacle-laden space on a variety of missions. The lasers also function outside, enabling Galaxy Gaming to frequently host outdoor missions in yards with enough obstacles.
Competition continues in the gaming lounge, where more than 200 computer and console games run on more than 60 PC, PlayStation3, and Xbox 360 stations. Gamers can play friends or other patrons with all-day passes or during Friday and Saturday all-night sessions, which last from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. or whenever Mario throws out his back. Galaxy Gaming's resident techies also rid computers of viruses, build custom PCs, and create personalized gaming rigs.