FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
2. Who can play Outdoor Laser Tag?
Anyone aged 7 and older, male or female - everyone can play to a level that they find comfortable! Laser mission simulations are great fun for the casual player and our structured strategy missions are designed to encourage working together as a team, using leadership skills and effective communication. The ultimate mission game, combining role-play and problem-solving, guarantees an experience unlike any other.
3. What is Outdoor Laser Tag?
Outdoor Laser Tag, also know as Laser Skirmish, is a revolutionary new hi-tech, adrenaline-pumping, team-based, live video game, where players star in their own real, live action packed outdoor video game. Instead of sitting on a chair or couch with a hand controller and TV remote, players are outside in the fresh air with their friends, armed with a hi-tech Phaser that shoots an invisible, 100% Safe, infrared beam to tag opponents sensors. All mission games and scenarios can be played by any age and skill level, inside or outside, day or night!
4. Where can I play?
We are 100% Mobile. We come directly to YOU, so you can play wherever you want, at your home, your local park, school, campus, office, whenever you want. You can also play indoors in a space that is large enough to accommodate the number of players you expect. Field sizes can be a small as half a basketball court to as large an area as you wish.
5. What is a Laser/Phaser?
A "Phaser" is a laser tag toy from Battlefield Sports. Our hi-tech Phasers are unique and provide a "WOW" factor when players see and use them. They have voice/sound effects, use real Red-dot scopes, have sensitive sensors to record hits and an LCD screen to show fire power and "lives" and a cool muzzle flash.
6. Do the Laser/Phaser Toys shoot lasers? Is it safe?
There are NO LASERS. Our Phasers from Battlefield Sports do not use real lasers; rather the Phaser emits an invisible and harmless INFARED beam, similar to a TV Remote Control. There are no projectiles, paint or pellets, so it is safe and suitable for everyone to enjoy. For more info on safety, click here.
7. How do the Lasers/Phasers work?
Our Phasers are unique. They are modeled based on futuristic-type weapons. With an effective range of up to 500 feet, they use realistic digitized sounds and offer multiple modes of fire. This is hi-tech with attitude!
The Phasers have 3 sensors - 2 on a wrap around the body cord (front & back) and 1 on the phaser. The Phasers work using an infra-red beam (like your TV remote) and emit a signal to the other player's equipment at distances up to 5oo feet. When a gamer is tagged by the infra-red beam their Phaser emits a loud "OUCH" sound to let you know that you've hit the other player, and when you've been hit.
8. Damages/Costs of Replacements?
If you play according to our rules and safety standards, there should not be any damage other than normal wear and tear. The gear has been battlefield tested, is professional grade and very robust. However, if play is careless, equipment parts can break and/or be damaged. If something is broken, as per your terms and conditions you will be charged for what was damaged or lost. Click here for a summary of our fees.
9. Can I play during the day or night, inside?
YES! Our hi-tech system can be used anytime of day or night, light rain or shine, indoors or outdoors.
10. What size property do I need?
The size of the property depends on the number of players during a mission round. For small parties of 10 players, you can safely play on a field half the size of a tennis or basketball court, for larger groups up to 30 players, a full size tennis court or basketball court is an appropriate safe space. Larger groups over 30 player playing at a time, a soccer or football field would be appropriate.
11. Can I play in a public park?
If you do not have adequate space, many of our clients have played in public parks or on school grounds. Depending on the size of your party, you may need to get permission from your parks and recreation department and may be subject to a small fee. We will provide the park authorities with our Certificate of Insurance.
12. Can we play in the rain?
Sure. However, we offer a rain-date in all of our contracts. Since our equipment is metal, we will not play if thunder and lightning are expected. The equipment is weather resistant for play during a light rain which players love, but because it is not waterproof we stop play or reschedule events and rentals for heavy rain.
13. Is Outdoor Laser Tag a safe sport?
We have been operating at our Camp, Black Bear Lake Day Camp and around the Northeastern United States since 2004. Other than a handful of bumps and bruises that can be expected from any outdoor sport, we have not had any major injuries. This is not paintball where players are bruised and get welts. We are 100% insured, our staff is medically trained for minor injuries and our equipment is 100% harmless and eye safe. For more info about safety, click here.
14. Do I have to wear a vest like Indoor Laser Tag?
No way! We do not use plastic toy laser taggers and smelly, germ infested vests. We play outside in the fresh air, so there is no terrible odor to deal with and since our system is hi-tech using sensitive sensors which are placed around each player as well as on the laser tagger itself, there is no need for a vest.
15. How well do the Phasers work outside and at night?
The Phasers are hi-tech and are made to work in bright sunlight and work the same indoors with lights or at night or in a darkened area. The Phasers work great at night and nighttime missions add a very different element to the missions.
16. Do you include staff to run the party?
It depends on the party package that you purchase. For equipment rentals only, we do not provide staff to manage the event.
You have the option of hiring a Mission Director. This is a widely purchased option. We bring the staff to the party location and they manage the entire party. We have experienced staff who know how to manage small and large groups to maximize playing time and fun. Our staff reduces the stress so the party host can enjoy watching and playing during their event.
17. What can I expect when I hire a Mission Director for my party?
Your Mission Director(s) will handle everything and take the stress out of setting up, managing the event and organizing your guests to play the mission games. Your Mission Director will call you within 1 hour of arriving at your party. Upon arrival, no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of your party your Mission Director will survey your property and if purchased, set-up your inflatable barriers and/or pop-up tent mission field, music system and Mission Headquarters for the players.
Your Mission Director(s) will organize teams, instruct players on equipment use, conduct a safety briefing, identify the field of play/boundaries and will go through the various scenarios and games that your guests will play. At the conclusion of the event, your Mission Director(s) will distribute party favors to your guests, if purchased separately, and disassemble the mission field.
Since our Mission Director(s) rely on tips, their priority is that you and your guests are 100% satisfied. Our Mission Directors have 2 or more years experience managing events for Outdoor Laser Tag, USA. Their mission -- your satisfaction!
18. What should players wear?
We encourage party hosts to direct their guests to wear camouflage or dark clothing and closed toe shoes. Loose fitting clothing also makes running and moving around easier.
19. Are there any other costs other than the contracted session fee during the event?
No! Unlike paintball, there is no additional cost for fire power or player lives.
20. What do I need to provide when the event is at my location?
Nothing else to play the mission games...everything needed to play is included in the price. You may want to offer players a drink, snack, etc.
21. How long do the Mission games last?
After an equipment orientation, we start with a 5 minute demo round of play. The length of the missions will vary from 8-10 minutes to 20-30 minutes. Several factors are considered when determining the mission time. The age of the players, the size of the field, the mission objective, the number of players that need to participate in the event and the weather conditions. No mission game ever plays the same twice.
22. How do you know when you’ve been hit?
The equipment from Battlefield Sports is designed to eliminate cheating. When you take a ‘hit’ from another player, the laser will sound "OUCH" so that you and surrounding players will hear it. Your "lives" will be reduced by 1. Then once all of your lives have been used, the laser will display "done" on the screen, which stops the laser from firing. Don’t worry... depending on the mission game, you will either need to report to Mission Headquarters until the next mission or your laser will be re-activated by the Mission Director but this will register as a "done" against your team... so survival is the key.
23. How do you know when you’ve hit somebody?
There are a few ways. You may hear the ‘OUCH’ sound from the player's laser, you may see them frustrated that they can not shoot since your hit disengages their laser for 5 sec., and/or, depending if they have run out of "lives" they will either need to walk off the mission field with their laser in the air back to Mission Headquarters or go to a Mission Director for more "lives" so they can continue to play.
24. How do you win the Mission games?
Since each mission has a different objective there are several ways winning teams are determined. Most times winning teams are determined on "done" count - that's the team who eliminates the most opposing players and or who has the most amount of "lives" remaining as recorded on the LCD screen of each Phaser which the Mission Director will count to announce the winning team.
25. Customer Service?
You are our customer and your satisfaction is our #1 Priority. We are always here to help you and can always be reached by e-mail, text or phone. We will reply to your party inquiry within 24 hours and if we do not, you will receive a discount. If you have any other questions please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text us at (914) 413-7138.