Laser Tag opens at noon this Saturday, May 18th, at Columbus Event Center. Visit our laser tag page for a full schedule and pricing. The system originally shipped last Monday, and we have been working diligently to get ready for this weekend's launch. It's been a looong week or so with plenty of late nights (which is why we are a little behind in posting league stories and photos - sorry), but as you can tell from the photo above, we are nearly ready to go.
Laser Tag is a game in which participants use vests and phasers to tag other participants to earn points. Our laser tag system uses color-changing vests that have multiple sensors built-in, and a phaser (laser gun) to play. Our arena is split into two colored zones, one green and the other red, which is necessary for certain themed games, team play, or leagues. Players navigate through the arena, using these barricades to protect their lives/points, and to get off spectacular shots to earn themselves points. Our system has a variety of themed games, including the most common "every man for themselves" style of play.
We will offer two different admission options for laser tag. The first, which we call "Open Play," keeps the line moving by continually sending new players into the arena for the duration of their game. While other players will already be in the arena (having played part of their allotted time), new players will start with a fresh clock. During open play, all players will complete the full length of a paid game. So, players will be coming and going from the arena during open play. This also means that if you bring a group of friends or family along, you will be joining (and later joined by) other participants.
If you are looking to have the arena to yourselves for the duration of a game, you can opt for "Reserved Play." As the name implies, Reserved Play blocks out a time on our game system, allowing just you and your friends or family to enjoy a game of laser tag without any other players joining in. One additional feature of Reserved Play is the option to choose from one of seven themed games. More details about these themed games is available at the Event Center. Games can also be handicapped to level the playing field, if so desired.
Cost for a single Open Play game is just $4/person. For Reserved Play, the cost is $6/person. If you plan on playing more than one game, save by taking advantage of our Triple Play discount. Three games of Open Play cost just $10, and just $15 for Reserved Play. Regardless of which type of game play you choose, families can take advantage of our Family Discount, where each member of the immediate family (parents and siblings) get $1 off. Our Family Rate can not be combined with any other offer, including Triple Play options.
Laser tag will be open to all ages on Saturdays through Monday evenings, with a special session for those 14 years of age and older on Tuesdays (5-7pm), and a separate "Adult Night" for those 21 & older on Tuesdays (7-9pm). If enough interest exists, laser tag leagues would be held on Monday evenings starting at 7pm. Visit our laser tag page for a full schedule and pricing.
Please keep in mind that this is brand new to all of us, and our schedule is subject to change depending upon customer demand. We look forward to seeing you at the Event Center on Saturday, May 18th, at 12pm (noon)!
As we near the end of the regular season, there was quite a bit on the line for teams looking to position themselves for the playoffs in a couple of weeks. The Wild continued their hot streak, jumping into the second seed after beating the Penguins, 5-2. The Bombers, meanwhile, locked up a spot in the championship game with a 3-1 win over the Orbs.
Following this week's soccer action, we are down to just one more week of the regular season. With the top spot in two out of three divisions set, there is still a battle for the second seed, and a shot at the league title.