The 1984 Strategic Defensive Initiative—code-named Star Wars — sought to relieve nuclear tensions by establishing an international laser-tag league and rebranding the United Nations as the Jedi Council. Continue the peace-making process with today’s Groupon: for $16, you get a one-year membership to Laser Tag & Games at its Metairie location (a $32.66 value, including tax). Each membership includes:
- Three free game credits
- $1 off the single-game price of $5.75 (plus tax) for all subsequent games
- Access to the members-only statistical terminal
- Access to special discount events
- Personalized code name on the results monitor
- Photo ID card<p>
Laser Tag & Games lavishes young warriors with a roomy laser-tag arena that harbors a bevy of battle zones and hidden shooting areas. Laser taggers suit up in flashing vests and declare war on their red or green counterparts for seven minutes of futuristic sharpshooting set to old-timey saloon piano. Backlit by strobes, lasers, and the glow of the arena’s starship-themed structures, up to 44 soldiers duke it out until their scores flash on the results monitor. As members leave a trail of scorched chest packs and imaginary aliens in their wake, their personalized monikers will climb up the screen, striking terror into enemies.
Cease-fires may not last long, as first come, first served games begin every 10 minutes on normal days and every 20 minutes when birthday parties are fully booked. Along with this constant stream of laser-tagging action, members enjoy access to an exclusive statistical terminal, a personalized photo ID, a host of discounted events throughout the year, and tutorials on using lasers to bewilder neighborhood cats.
Laser Tag of Baton Rouge
Clouds of fog roll through darkened halls, concealing mercenaries tracking their target’s movement. Before their trap can be sprung, the unthinkable happens: their vests begin to vibrate as a giggling child yells, "Got you!"Laser Tag of Baton Rouge's family-friendly laser-tag sessions thrust players aged 7 and older into similar faux combat, peppered with flashing lights and thumping music. Players race through a 7,500-square-foot multilevel arena brandishing Gen 6 laser-tag weapons that dole out precise shots and automated score updates. Special scenarios challenge players to work cooperatively toward a shared goal; for instance, in the Fugitive mission, one or two targets must escape a group intent on their capture.
Between bouts inside the arena, players can test their gaming skills at the center's arcade, which is filled with contemporary and classic machines. Each game is outfitted with the Power Play system, a swipe-card-and-sensor combo that tracks remaining game credits, relieving players from the hassle of endlessly fishing for quarters. The arcade also leads to an observation deck that looks onto the laser-tag arena, giving spectators a giant's-eye view of the combat below.
8855 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, Louisiana 70003