Can You Play Laser Tag At Home? (Find Out Now)

Going to a Laser Tag center and playing with your family or friends is a lot of fun. But is it possible to play Laser Tag at home? This blog will explain whether or not this is possible.

Can you play Laser Tag at Home?

Yes, you can play Laser Tag at home, both inside and outside. In general, nothing more than Laser Tag guns or vests are needed. When playing at home, a minimum of two players is required. When you play with four or more people, it becomes a lot more enjoyable. It is essential to read the game rules before playing at home carefully.

It is also important that the game will be safe. Decide on a location for the game with the other players and make sure there are no objects in the playing area that could hurt you or others.

We'll go into more detail on this topic in the rest of this blog. In addition, we will discuss how to play Laser Tag at home. But this blog has more than just that. We also discuss the cost of playing Laser Tag at home and the safety aspects.

How to Play Laser Tag at Home?

How do you play Laser Tag at home? I will walk you through it step by step below.

1. Players and equipment:

You won't get very far without players and equipment. A minimum of two players and two Laser Tag sets are required (a set consists of a gun and a vest).

2. Setting:

Choose the setting in which you will play, which can be both inside and outside.

Block spaces where you are not permitted to go if necessary (for example, a pond in the garden). Move any potentially dangerous or broken objects.

3. Game rules:

Before the game starts, ensure you and your opponents are informed of the rules.

Discuss at least the following:

  • What the teams are
  • Where you can and cannot go
  • What is and is not allowed (for example; keep a minimum distance of 3 meters)
  • What should you do when you have been shot (for example; return to a previously agreed-upon place)

4. Game type:

Discuss the type of game you'll be playing.

Is the game free for all where everyone plays against each other, team deathmatch where you play in teams against each other, or maybe capture the flag if you have more than four players?

What is capture the flag?

In capture the flag, each team has a flag somewhere on the playing field. For example, if you are playing in the garden, one team's flag is at the front of the garden, and the other team's flag is at the back of the garden.

The goal of the game is to capture the other team's flag.

5. Duration of the game:

Determine how long the game will last beforehand. Play for 10, 15, or 20 minutes, for example. You can use a timer to help everyone understand when the game is over.

Tip:

Make sure the game doesn't last too long. It is preferable to play three 15-minute rounds rather than one 45-minute round. It's more fun to get a chance for revenge after a round, especially if you're on the losing side.

What do You Need to Play Laser Tag at Home?

The great thing about playing Laser Tag at home is that you don't need much at all. You can play with a minimum of two Laser Tag pistols and vests.

As mentioned earlier, the game becomes much more enjoyable with four or more players. In this way you can make teams which will increase the action.

Laser Tag can be played both indoors and outdoors. You can hide behind furniture in the living room or use a tree in the garden as cover.

In some cases, it might be wise to move things around. For example, move the sofa away from the wall so you can hide behind it. Moving or removing anything that could harm you or others is also necessary.

Clean up anything that might break as well.

The same precautions apply if you are going to play in the garden. Place things like chairs, a table flipped on its side, or an old rain barrel on the lawn. That way, you have obstacles on your playing field. These objects make it easier for the players to hide.

What Does it Cost to Play Laser Tag at Home?

A big advantage of playing Laser Tag at home is that you only need to make a one-time investment. You already have a Laser Tag set with two guns and vests for $50.

Because you can't play by yourself, this is the bare minimum.

Laser Tag is much more fun when you play it with four or more people. This is because you can make teams of two or all play against each other. A set for four players can be purchased for $105.

If you want to play with others who have already purchased a set, you should get the same set. This way, you can be sure that everything will work well together.

Is Playing Laser Tag at Home Safe?

Laser Tag can be played safely both indoors and outdoors. There are a few things to keep in mind before and during play. To play the game most safely, keep the following in mind:

Playing environment:

Make sure the playing area is fenced off and that all players know what the playing field is. Clean up any objects that could cause you or someone else harm. It is also advisable not to move objects while playing.

Game rules:

Discuss the game rules beforehand so everyone is on the same page. Discuss, for example, the fact that you are not allowed to move objects to defend yourself.

For instance, if the rules are not discussed, someone could grab a dinner plate and keep it in front of their chest as a defense, which could lead to a dangerous situation.

Wear appropriate clothing:

Appropriate clothing should be worn both inside and outside.

Always wear shoes with a good grip. When playing barefoot or in socks, your chances of slipping or injuring your foot when you run into something are significantly higher.

It's also a good idea not to wear clothes that are too big, as this increases your chances of getting stuck or knocking something over.

Be cautious in the garden:

If you are playing in the garden and have a pond, it is a good idea to fence it off. Put a fence around it so you can't fall into the water while playing.

When playing, always stay in the garden. Being preoccupied with the game while walking on the street makes it harder to see approaching cars. So please don't do it!

Make sure there is enough light:

Playing Laser Tag is most fun in the dark. Make sure it is not too dark. If you can't see, there's a good chance you'll run into something.

To run or not to run:

It would be best if you made clear agreements about whether and where you can run, especially when playing inside and the play area is smaller. It is more difficult to avoid colliding with objects when running in a small space.

If you take all the above points into account, playing Laser Tag at home is very safe. 

Conclusion

Playing Laser Tag at home is simple and safe if you make clear rules ahead of time. You don't have to go to a Laser Tag center to play, and you can play whenever you want.

You can already purchase two Laser Tag pistols and vests for a relatively low cost and begin the battle.

Have a good time playing Laser Tag at home!

John Davis

The first time I was introduced to Laser Tag was at a friend's kids' party. I was immediately sold on the excitement and adrenaline the game gave me. This eventually led me to start my own Laser Tag center and play Laser Tag competitively. Through my articles, I hope to bring more attention to the sport.
Published: 
August 17, 2022
Published: August 17, 2022