Lasers are a force of evil in the hands of power-hungry dictators; it is only when wielded by children that lasers become pure of spirit. Enjoy light-based battling with today's Groupon: for $10, you get three rounds of laser tag at Lazer Xtreme Family Amusement Center in Middleburg Heights (a $19.99 value).
Lazer Xtreme tests the skills of laser taggers with intense rounds of light-volleying warfare in its 10,000-square-foot multilevel arena. The battlefield itself is a labyrinthine concrete jungle, bedecked with twisting vines, dramatic lighting, and the obligatory winged blue serpent-dragon god. Laser-tag missions last approximately 15 minutes each, or half an episode of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, and can involve up to 60 players, whose lives and ammunition are limited only by the extent of their appetite for battle. The arena also features fog machines and pulsing music, both of which help to fuel light-warriors' adrenaline spikes and endorphin meltdowns.
Lazer Xtreme Family Amusement Center
An opening in the rock face slides open, and the warriors pour into the bizarre archaeological site. Rough-hewn blocks, cool to the touch, form close tunnels that let fast breaths echo. Light trickles in through a hole in the ceiling, as though something else had gotten here first. Suddenly, the warriors scatter, and adrenaline-tinged shouts drift up through the constant fire of up to 60 laser guns as the explorers tear through the 20,000-square-foot, newly expanded space. As they sprint past shrouded aliens and desiccated palm trees, their suits transmit stats to the outside world, where real-time scoreboards track their prowess and battle-cry harmonies, and plasma monitors display shootouts taking place in the fog-filled arena.