Getting your family together for a fun game of laser tag is an easier way to keep track of the kids than ear tagging, which generally requires tranquilizer guns. Gather your herd sans violence with today's Groupon: for $8, you get two games of laser tag (a $15 value) at Laser Planet in Waterbury. Strap on a state-of-the-art sensor backpack, grab a laser phaser, and head off to tag opposing teammates in a high-tech version of hide-and-seek inside one of the area's largest multilevel arenas. Pulsating techno music, strobe and black lights, and mysterious swirling fog add to the fun and the challenge. Players 7 years and older are welcome to play, as long as they can roll, dive, and outwit devious, laser-wielding grandmas with hard-candy bait. Snacks and treats are available at the Planet Café.
Laser Planet's sprawling facility hosts a trio of attractions: laser tag, black-light mini golf, and an arcade. Competitors don vests and equip their laser-emitting weapons before heading into the multi-level laser-tag arena, where they'll be met with techno music, fog, and strobe lights, as they navigate corridors and attempt to tag the other team in a game of PowerPoint de la muerte. Or, they can head to the mini-golf arena, where black lights illuminate bright colors, aliens, and astronauts positioned around the 10-hole course. Elsewhere, a video arcade presents digital challenges, as players grab joysticks and mash buttons gleefully. Additionally, Laser Planet also offers a host of parties and events, ranging from all-night lock-ins, to corporate team building, to birthdays.