Laser tag is like a production of Hamlet: it's exciting, demanding, and by the end everyone has pretend-died. Take laser arms against a sea of troubles with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a three-game pass (a $19.99 value) to three laser-tag arenas: Panther Family Laser Tag, Ultrazone Laser Tag, or Gearworks Laser Tag.
Panther and Ultrazone are two of the largest laser-tag arenas in the DC area (Gearworks is in Nags Head on the Outer Banks). Select your battle zone, then prepare to serve and volley laser bolts across a darkened, fog-filled court in a tense match to see who is master of the laser. At all three arenas, a high-tech Nexus Generation system allows more than 60 players to play at once. Buckle into one of the transformative vests and prepare to be transported into another dimension. You’ll bravely bound through the narrow passageways and hidden corridors of this multilevel facility, competing for high scores and the affections of glowworms. Each adrenaline-filled game offers an affordable way to live out video-game-hero dreams, work out tensions with your roommate, or live out a fantasy of starting a ragtag militia of space marines with Mark from accounting.
Ultrazone Laser Tag
Movable walls, luminous rocks, mirrors, ramps, and unexpected dead ends. These are just a few of the obstacles players face at Ultrazone Laser Tag, a multi-level arena that, much like a spring-break DJ’s apartment, is always flooded with black light and fog. Before separating more than 66 players into mulitple teams and setting them loose in the arena, a game master delivers rules and moves teammates to the vesting room, where they grab laser guns and flashing vests. As the beat of pulsing music hammers the arena, players stream into the field, launching beams at opponents and attempting to seize their strongholds. When players are hit they aren't eliminated from the action; a computer keeps a running tally of points throughout the mission and awards champion status to the team with the highest count after the game. The facility also includes an arcade and a snack area.