How does it differ from Paintball ?
There are two main differences - The Equipment and No Bruises.
Laser tag is unique from paintball (and airsoft) because the laser taggers have significanlty longer ranges than paintball markers . Infrared-sensitive sensors are worn by each player on their hats and on their taggers. Outdoor equipment requires different design concerns from indoor equipment. The equipment is generally expected to function well at longer ranges, even in bright sunlight, so higher output power and specially designed optics are needed
When playing paintball you can sustain bruises but with laser tag you are not hit by a projectile just a harmless infra red beam therefore no chance of bruising - unless you fall in the woods. The game is safe and fully insured. There is no need to wear a mask just camouflage coveralls and a hat.
Laser Tag packages
Just like paintball we offer packages to cover all budgets. Birthday parties, school days out, company challenges, team building events, stag and hen parties can all be catered for at Operation Laser Tag as well as off site games.
We offer sessions from two hours to three hours as well as full day events. Groups can be from 6 players upwards (minimum charge for groups of 10 or under apply). With larger groups we will spilt the group into smaller 5-8 man teams who will compete "tournament style" This increases the fun and introduces a competitive element.
Team and Solo Games
The two most common laser tag games are Team Games and Solo Missions. Both usually feature an unlimited amount of ammunition, and a pre-set number of lives. In a team game, teams are distinguished by different coloured LEDs. In solo missions, everyone is fair game for everyone else, though informal teams and packs are sometimes formed.
Elimination formats allow each player a limited number of lives, which are lost by being tagged, and may be played in team or solo variations. When a player has no more lives remaining, their game is over and they must leave the arena. The objective in a team elimination format is to be the last team with players still surviving. The game ends when only one team remains, or when time runs out. The objective in a solo elimination game is to be the only player left alive, and the game ends when only one player remains, or when time runs out.
Specialty games are games with complex rules, such as objective based games. We have "electronic game units" giving a whole new meaning to captuire the flag or destroy the missile base. The range of specialty games is limited only by the capabilities of the players and the equipment.
* Players who are 8 years old and in Year 4 at school can attend a 9 year old birthday party