Laser tag is one of the games in trend these days. They promise to bring you the time of your life. Mostly, children and teenagers like it and find it fun, but people of all age range can play it.
While the name is “laser tag” like you could see in the previous articles, there is nothing implying laser in this game. The only “laser” this game uses is the infrared light that does no harm to the eyes or to you whatever you may be tagged on.
Another thing that parents are questioning about the laser tag game is that it uses a laser gun and thus it is referring to guns or violence that kids may come to like. However, this is nothing farther from the truth. The tag machine that it uses looks like a gun, but it is not a gun. A good way to see it is that it is a catch me the game that uses tagging machines. These, of course, can have different shapes and the most used one is one that does look like a gun.
For example, some laser tag games in Dreamland are based on the Aliens vs Predators movie, thus it does not contain any let us say human killing. In addition, this is a movie that most children look at so it’s just a fun way to be “inside” a movie and also make some physical activity.
Anyhow, there are great benefits that laser tag brings to children and some of them are:
- Burning calories
- Develop better hand-eye coordination, which will help them in different occasions in life
- Develop their social skills
- Develop their strategical thinking
- Learning how to be a team member
- Encourages creativity to come up with the best ideas to win the game
Laser tag age range
Laser tag is the general name of the game and this can be played in different laser tag centres that belong to different companies.
While in Laser Quest, for example, the minimum age can get up to 5 years old, there are centres where they accept a minimum age of 8 years old. This is not something to worry about, as the centres that accept people bigger than 8 is because the difficulty of their laser tag game is bigger.
While basically, all the laser tag games have the same idea behind, there are many types of areas and games, some are more active, more difficult and ask for better coordination.
Laser Quest playing age
Laser Quest is the most popular company of laser tag games in the UK. It offers adrenaline and fun to those that are up for the challenge and enjoy games. Young or adult, you are welcome to play Laser Quest on one of the Laser Quest locations. It has around 24 locations in the UK and this helps you choose the nearest location for you.
Laser Quest is a great place to start your laser tag gaming play as it has very good equipment. They did research for many years before appearing on the market and they have all the needed knowledge about using the equipment and the safety of it. Another thing that makes the equipment better than other equipment is that it comes with long-life batteries. This ensures you play the game without too many interruptions to recharge the batteries.
The targets use high-intensity red and blue LED that ensures you can be seen anywhere around the game zone.
This company offers one the possibility to have birthday party packages, corporate packages or just single fun game and you will meet your opponent there is you want to. For those interested, it also provides all the needing equipment to start your own franchise in your own town and brings it nearer to people from your location.
How old do you need to be to play Laser Quest?
Laser Quest is great for almost any age. Depending on the location, they have various starting ages. While some Laser Quest locations have a starting age of five years old, others have of six years old while some have even seven years old.
The age range is very big – starting from 5 years old to 65 years old. So yes, this is a game for everyone as long as they like adventure, strategy, and adrenaline.
Birthday parties for kids are the main revenue of the laser tag centres. Though some parents may question this choice, the number of them is very low in comparison to the number of parents that agree with laser tag and see beyond the simple thing of eliminating your enemy.
Is there a special hour for kids to play laser tag?
No, there is not, but of course, it is recommended that when you bring your kid to play laser tag to make sure he or she plays with children of his or her own age. For this reservation for groups are recommended and you can make sure in this way they will have the same age counterparts and other parents will also be there to supervise their kids.
Another possibility is to hold a birthday party for your child and this way, they will have a blast and enjoy every moment of the laser tag game. There are different packages to choose from, according to the child’s age.
How long does a laser tag game last?
A laser tag game lasts for about 30 minutes. However, in those 30 minutes, you have to be aware that there is a 10 to 15 minutes time or briefing the game, the rules and ask any questions you may have.
Despite having played it before, you have to know that this briefing time is mandatory and you have to listen and take into account what the organizer from that location tells you. All the laser tag games seem similar but may have different rules or may have some unique parts that you are not aware of and need to get to know.
While there are some people that do not actually have time for practising any sports or some children that do not enjoy practising any sports or that find that homework and school are time-consuming enough and they no longer have time for anything else, laser tag comes in their help.
Without even realizing, children that refuse to play any kind of sport or that just do not have time for an extra sport, choosing to play the laser tag game is great not just for their mental health, as it is a game that relaxes you and where they have fun, but is also great for improving a child’s sedentary life.
However, very small children, up to the age of 9 are highly recommended to come accompanied by their parents or at least some of the parents if there is a group involved.
To those parents that do not like this game as it is with “guns”, I ask, “would you rather have your child play a game with guns in front of the computer or allow him to go out and socialize and move while having fun to play laser tag?”