Fun and games these school holidays: Laser tag

Laser tag involves players using toy guns to shoot infrared beams

Monash Student Space Newsletter November 2019

Article by Divi, 14 years old

Laser tag involves players using toy guns to shoot infrared beams at each other while wearing specially designed vests sensitive to infrared light.

There are flashing targets on the vest – at the front, on the shoulders, the back, as well as on the gun. When you fire the gun, a laser beam is projected towards your target. When you are shot (someone aims their beam onto your vest or gun), your pack is deactivated for up to four seconds.

Suitable for most ages – laser tag is very enjoyable. Surprisingly laser tag is also known to be a competitive sport with prize money sometimes on offer for the winning teams! DARKZONE in Box Hill holds competitions where people over 10 can participate. They have leagues where you get to battle it out to see which team ends up with the most points.

Laser tag is a team game and allows you to meet new people and work as a team to secure victory. It’s a great way to exercise both the mind and body in a fun, team-oriented environment.

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Last updated: 31 October 2019