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Here is some information to help you play the laser tag games.

Each player has a phaser. There are 3 sensors – 2 on the head & 1 on the barrel. 

In the picture, see the black dome on the boy's headband. Also, note the black dome halfway up the phaser. These are the sensors. 

Sensors are mounted on a headband using the clip on the back of the dome. 

Aim for these sensors. The headband goes over a coloured bandanna. The colours tell the teams (red vs blue). Aim with either the red-dot scope or the peep sight depending on which model you’ve rented.

Each time you tag an opponent your phaser says “Tagged!” The display shows the number of tags after the letter T. The display shows your current health between 0 & 5 after HP.  D is for deactivated & shows many players you have deactivated. See page 3 for more detail about the display.

The red button is for reloading and the black button is for changing from rapid-fire to a single shot. The phaser automatically reloads. Players should not need to use the buttons.


Anatomy of a Phaser

anatomy of a phaserThese phasers are sophisticated technology but easy to use.

The laser tagger consists of:

  • integrated sensors
  • either a peep-sight or a red-dot scope (to help you aim) 
  • a cable connecting the head sensors (so no awkward vests) 
  • a trigger that creates awesome light and sound effects
  • a computer system inside the taggers (SATR) tracks real-time actions of each unit so you know when you've got the opposition and keeps a track of the gaming statistics
  • a display which shows you your results. 

Laser Tag is “high tech” hide-and-seek. Fun laser tag games can be played indoors or outdoors. Players tag each other by "shooting" infrared, just like a TV remote but bigger! Since there are no projectiles (the laser taggers only emit light) this means the taggers are harmless and eye safe. The number of hit points can be adjusted. The game time can be confgiured. There are cool light and sound effects. 

How do you win at a game of laser tag? How do you play laser tag like a pro? Simple. Know your mission objective. There is no point capturing the wrong flag! If you are playing a team elimination match then the mission is to tag the opposition more than they tag you. If you are playing a capture and hold game then your team needs to control the central objective point (usually a game box) for the longest duration. So you can see, depending on which game you are playing will impact on your laser tag tactics. But nomatter which laser tag game you are playing, gamers win, or lose, as a team. 


How To Tag A Player & Getting Tagged

There are two sides of the coin when it comes to laser tag games: tagging and getting tagged. 

What Happens When You Are Tagged in a Laser Tag Game 

Here's what happens when you are tagged. 

 


Tagging An Opposition Player in a Laser Tag Game 

Here's how to tag a player in a laser tag game.  

 


How To Win At Laser Tag Games

There are two parts to playing and winning, at laser tag games.

  1. First tagging or shooting the other guy, and
  2. Second avoiding getting tagged yourself.


Enthusiastic & Welcoming

Our Year 12 Mystery Tour on Thursday nigh was a great success and the girls really enjoyed playing Laser Skirmish. We appreciated your making the facilities available to use outside of your usual operating hours [the event kicked off at 11pm and finished at 1:30am]. Please pass on our thanks to your game masters / referees who were enthusiastic and welcoming despite the late night/early morning time slot. With thanks

Dianne, Ipswich Girls' Grammar School

How To Tag Another Player 

Here's how to tag an opponent. This is the other side of the coin in terms of game-play. 

Each laser tagger has 3 integrated sensors, 2 at the end of the twirly cable (these go on your head) and 1 on the barrel. Aim for these sensors and pull the trigger.

Here is a video which explains it. 

The Phasers Explained

The laser tag phasers are made of fibre-reinforced polycarbonate (plastic) or lightweight metal (aluminium). They have an integrated peep sight or an authentic red-dot scope. 

Each unit has a computer system inside it (we call this the "SATR" system). The units work peer-to-peer. So you can turn the units on with a key and start playing immediately! 

The kids went mad on it!

Thanks for everything Tracey, re the laser tag. It was brilliant!! The kids went mad on it. So much fun. [It's] a great concept for a party. I think you'll gather some business from the people who were here - they couldn't believe it!
Tonia, Sydney, NSW

      

How to Aim In A Laser Game

You aim using a red dot scope or a peep sight.

The little red dot is an optical illusion and is harmless. 

Point the dot so it is pointing towards your opponent's sensors and pull the trigger. 

WOW that was SPECTACULAR!

What a day, that was SPECTACULAR! The kids (and adults) had a ball. It was so convenient to have at home, the kids could jump in the pool between games and the rest of us could sit in the air con.
Danielle

What is "re-activation"?

When a "de-deactivated" player goes back to where they started from & gets re-activated (either with a Master Controller or with a medic box) and then re-joins the game.

Depending on how the game is set up, you can have no reactivations, unlimited reactivations, or reactivations for a limited amount of time. 

Thrilled How Easy It Was

Taylah turned 14 & I wasn't sure how girls this age would go playing laser tag... They absolutely love the concept & game. They couldn't believe how real the gaming guns were & loved the voice overs & noises they made. It was a service of a high standard. I appreciated the notes enclosed & demonstrate how to use the gaming guns & machinery. The service was exceptional very professional, prompt reply & was very adaptable to my inquiry. I really enjoyed speaking to a person & not a machine. Communication was very important with having only a week to organise the party I was a bit nervous ordering from interstate. I was thrilled how easy it was to receive & pack goods back to Qld. There is nothing else you could improve I think you have everything covered well. Thank You :)
Kylie, Melbourne VIC

 

The Display of the Laser Tagger 

The display at the back of the phaser gives you your statistics in real-time.

The first line of the display shows your hit point (or "lives") and ammo. So, in this case, the player has 5 out of 5 hit points. And has 50 out of 50 ammunition. 

The second line show unlimited reloads. It also shows "Ts" and "Ds". This stands for the number of times a gamer has Tagged someone and the number of Deactivations. 

The third line shows the accuracy percentage. It shows a medium range. And it shows that this unit is on the "B" team. 

laser tagger display

 

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