Though laser tag began as a government program to prepare the citizenry for a robotic takeover, it was recast as a recreational game after officials confirmed that Terminator was just a movie. Separate fun from fiction with today’s Groupon: for $21, you get four games of laser tag, which can be used individually or split among friends, and a $10 Fun Card for arcade games (up to a $42 total value) at The Fun Junction in Cicero and DeWitt.
Metric readings show highs of fun and excitement at The Fun Junction, where a live-action laser-tag arena awaits universal soldiers and a massive arcade tests button-mashing mettles. After extensive combat debriefings, laser taggers are let loose in an ultraviolet arena with dynamic battle zones and pulse-pumping music. A light haze obscures walls glowing with fluorescent paint, as nimble warriors make their way through disorienting obstacles to capture opponents’ bases. Enemy sentinels lurk around corners, eagerly anticipating laser-lit skirmishes and the perfect time to make “pew-pew” noises with their mouths.
After the imaginary-war gong signals the battle’s end, discordant sides can unite once more to tackle virtual adversaries in the interactive arcade, including fighting and racing games that douse boredom with an adrenaline-pumping fire hose.
Though The Fun Junction sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.