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 $20, you get laser-tag outing for four at Lazer X (up to a $64 total value). The package includes:
- One game of laser tag each for up to four people (up to a $32 value)
- $12 food voucher
- $20 gift card to arcade<p>
Lazer X’s recreational arena hosts epic laser-tag battles for adults and children alike. After a five-minute briefing about how to play, rules, mission objectives, and quantum mechanics, players lock and load the lightweight laser packs and prep to fire beam bullets. Guests scurry about a futuristic maze of chambers filled with fog and flashing strobes, encountering fellow players, game-changing obstacles, and competitive personal demons. Most rounds last about 15 minutes and can take the form of single-team missions, head-to-head matchups, and three-way donnybrooks. A trip to the Concourse Café refuels laser-wielding combatants, filling hungry bellies with eight-piece chicken nuggets ($3.95), milk shakes ($3.25), or cheeseburgers ($4) that give bodies the energy necessary to grow Kevlar-protected appendages. After a round of laser-based camaraderie, players can treat eyes and ears to a menagerie of digital delights with a $20 gift card to the prize arcade.
In 1997, Dave Haness and his team didn’t want to just add a laser arena to Country Club Lanes as a way to cash in on a fad. They wanted to make the best facility possible, so they went on a cross-country road trip to see some of the best facilities in the country and find out how they ticked, beeped, whirred, and sounded klaxons before alien assaults. They made it all the way to Buffalo, New York, and back, and now, their 3,500-square-foot laser-tag complex stands as a testament to their work. Within this multitiered arena, no player is too young, as long as they can wear the lightweight combat vest comfortably. Green laser beams pierce the low-hanging fog and ricochet off mirrored walls in the black-lit room as squads face off in 20-minute games. Each matchup begins with a quick orientation before sharpshooters head in, and music pumped through speakers provides a powerful, driving beat that inspires players to move faster, shoot quicker, and confound their opponents by stopping to do the cha-cha.