What is laser tag?
Laser tag is a live-action sport, a combination of paintball and video games. Players enter a laser tag arena, armed with their laser tag phaser and vest. Players can be divided into teams, or sent out on their own. The objective? Shoot the opposing players with your laser tag gun, and score the most points. There are many different game modes available.
Laser tag game players wear a vest with a phaser gun attached. When the player pulls the trigger, an infrared signal from the phaser is emitted. The aim of the laser game is to "tag" the other team, this is done by aiming at the other players vests.
Vests are illuminated with different colours to indicate what team that player belongs to. When a player is tagged, their gun deactivates for 5 seconds. During this time the lights on the vest go out (or dim) and the phaser no longer operates. The gun and vest re-activate after 5 seconds.
After being briefed on the laser tag rules and the game objective or mission players enter the arena to begin play. The arena is set out in a maze like design with partitions and themed props, this area is a dark environment lit with black light.