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Laser Tag Fun: Interesting Facts About This Popular Pastime

Are you a laser tag junkie, or just interested in trivia? Either way, you’ll find these fascinating facts about laser tag fun!

Set Phasers to Fun

Did you know laser tag was inspired by Star Wars and has origins rooted in Star Trek? It’s true! In 1979, laser tag was introduced in a game called Star Trek Phaser. In the beginning, it was simply an exciting pastime for fans of the sci-fi series. However, during the 80s and 90s, laser tag fun evolved to include more futuristic concepts.

The Military Has a History With Laser Tag

Seems odd  that the military would use laser tag, doesn’t it? But, they do. Or did, anyway. While not used now as much as before, laser tag helped soldiers learn to focus and shoot targets. It also taught them how to shield and protect themselves from getting hit. 

There Are No Lasers in Laser Tag…What?!

Yes, it’s true! Those lasers you see aren’t lasers at all. Instead, laser tag uses infrared beams with sensors. Using real lasers would end in disaster!

Laser Tag Fun Can Get Competitive

When you think of laser tag ,you might think it’s just a fun game for kids. Actually, laser tag is quite competitive and treated like a sport in many places. There are tournaments and laser tag championships all over the world.

Laser Tag Can Get Complex

There are simple laser tag games for kids, but adults need more of a challenge. That’s why there are multiple variations of laser tag. RPG-style lets you adapt a character while you play as part of a team. VIP-style laser tag means your whole team plays as one person. 

For the Most Exhilarating Laser Tag Fun, Come See Us at Elev8!

At Elev8, we take laser tag to the next level. Our 5,000 square feet battle maze features challenging obstacles and interesting landscapes. We can accommodate small teams or large groups of 15 vs. 15. 

We also have affordable packages for private events and can help you plan corporate gatherings. Have questions about laser tag fun at Elev8? Stop in or contact us today at 407-777-2876 and gear up to get your rush on!