Back when I was in high school, laser tag was really taking off in my part of the country. I’m afraid to look up when it was first bursting onto the scene, though. I’m terrified I’ll find out that my geeky little town was so far behind the times that laser tag hit its peak in popularity 25 years before we even heard about it. But now I’m getting off the subject. Laser tag was THE way to spend your weekend nights. If you were cool, you were driving up to the FunPlex with your girlfriends and trying to dip and dodge your way through a spaceship maze.
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As I got older, I remember going back to the FunPlex right after my oldest was born, and the laser tag area was long gone. For years beforehand, it sat like a ghost town on the second story of the FunPlex. When I was a teenager, the wait for a 7-minute round of laser tag was around 2 hours. When I returned a few years later, you were lucky to find two people all day who might consider playing around. My own kids didn’t know the awesomeness that was laser tag until very recently when we stumbled upon the Laser X games.
As I said, it’s exactly like laser tag only much cooler. Not cooler than when I was a teenager and possibly getting felt up on a Friday night. But then again, nothing is cooler than laser tag when I was a kid. Seriously, though—Laser X offers the fun and excitement of the laser tag games but without the seediness factor associated with the FunPlex. Instead, each set comes prepared for two (or more, if you have additional sets) people to do battle in their favorite environment. In other words, I can send my kids to go play laser tag with friends and neighbors knowing they are going to have a blast while saving money.
When was the last time you played laser tag? Take away the seedy setting and the faint smell of urine and what do you have? An ultra-fun game that has you diving for the bushes (or under the bed and behind the counter) and the whole family joining in on the fun. Bust out the Laser X set and turn it on. I bet you can’t resist blasting one another. It’s a whole lot like laser tag. But since your family is joining in on the game, it’s so much cooler now.