Since its invention, laser tag has entertained as many children as laser hopscotch, laser jacks, and laser red rover have vaporized combined. Engage in a little futuristic frivolity with today's Groupon: for $16, you get four games of laser tag (up to a $32 value) at Lazer X.
Lazer X houses a 9,000-square-foot two-story arena where children and adults wage historic laser tag battles. After a five-minute briefing about how to play, rules, and mission objectives, techno-gladiators lock and load their lightweight laser packs and spend 15 minutes firing beam-bullets while scurrying about a futuristic maze of obstacles and chambers filled with fog, flashing strobes, and ultraviolet light. Along the way, visitors might encounter interactive mines, spooky skeletons, and an alien lurking in the lower-level depths. Rounds can take the form of single team missions, head-to-head match ups, and three-way donnybrooks, with up to 40 players in the arena at once holding beam-slinging free-for-alls or ultramodern reinterpretations of the Battle of Hastings.
Two scoreboards in the arena keep track of team standings and list the top players for each squad. After missions, rivals will tally hits from their individual score report before winding down amid Laser X's quarter-craving collection of new and classic arcade machines, including classics such as Pac-Man, Burger Time, and Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing.
Though Laser X sometimes features coupons online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Lazer X FW
Lazer X FW is a haven of laser-guided fun and arcade amusement. A labyrinthine arena holds up to 40 laser taggers as battle rages over four tiers. Ultraviolet and strobe lights illuminate the billows of fog that obscure skeletons and aliens. Their newest game, Lazermaze, tests the agility of its participants through a room fraught with security beams and cowlick-fixing moms. The cavernous facility also contains an arcade stocked with Dance Dance Revolution and other joystick-based amusements.
244 Fernhill Ave.
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805