Before laser tag, most high-tech entertainment consisted of playing chess against a computer and chucking a victorious computer into a bog. Play nice with technology with today’s Groupon to LazerRush in Newport News. Choose between two options:
- For $10, you get three games of laser tag (a $21 value).
- For $25, you get 10 games of laser tag (a $50 value).
LazerRush readies sharpshooters of all ages for a laser-blasting battle set in the intricate ruins of an Incan stone temple. Armed with advanced laser guns and vests, players scamper through 4,700 square feet of turns, dark corners, and Incan overgrowth, perfect for ducking, darting, and reenacting major battles from the War of the Roses. Shooters can commit acts of bravery by blasting beams at opposing bases or develop the best defense by safeguarding their own. Certain triggers garner extra points or conjure special effects during the game, and, after the conclusion of a match, a final scorecard trumpets each player’s scores, stats, and number of cavities.
Though hiding from opponents deep within the jungles and cave mazes surrounding ancient Incan temple ruins would normally induce acute panic attacks, it's actually part of the fun at LazerRush. After viewing an instructional film that covers the game's rules, players equip themselves with a laser-sensitive vest and phaser. Once inside the 5,800-square-foot arena, they slalom through dark and smoky corridors on missions to defend their base, conquer their competitor's base, and confuse as many vagabond cats as possible.
After each game, scores reveal where participants placed, which opponents they hit, and which opponents hit them in turn. Outside the arena, meanwhile, scores keep spectators abreast of the action inside, as do large plasma monitors that stream each game.