Arguing about whether someone is hit in flashlight tag is so tedious that most players would rather die honorably by pointing their flashlights at their own heads—instantly transforming themselves into frightening ghosts. Today's deal combines the soft properties of light with the hard evidence of regulated scoring. For $16, you get four games of laser tag (a $32 value) at Laser Quest, located near the Quail Plaza Shopping Center. Each Groupon's four games can be split between up to four players, and everyone can buy up to three. Reservations are recommended.
Laser Quest's mazelike, multi-level arena lets up to 30 players weave through the clouded fog with the grace of a skydiving basket-maker—taking cover behind barriers, swooping around corners, and raining beam-bolts down from the upper decks. Players can compete either as friendly teams or as lone wolves. Once they are surrounded by intense crossfire rarely seen outside of stormtrooper raves, players must use strategy, stamina, and well-timed hand-mirror shields to defeat the opposition.
Laser Quest is firmly committed to safety while still providing a laser-tag experience that simulates real laser warfare (which is so dangerous that it hasn't even been invented yet). As such, the randomly spinning buzzsaws have been disabled and workers no longer release panthers into the arena when they cut the lights. A round of laser tag gives families a fun physical activity for a rainy day. And on romantic date nights, princes can save their fair lady (and vice versa) by sacrificing themselves to shield their beloved from a hail of laser blasts, just like at the end of An Affair to Remember.