At its core, laser tag is an arcade style game. It is popular among both adults and kids alike. In its initial days, it wore the tag of an indoor game. You might have come across kids running around corners of malls and gaming arcades trying to tag each other with their laser beams. Each player scores points by tagging opponents with laser beams. For this, each player has a handheld device that emits infrared rays. In addition, the players will need to wear jackets featuring infrared target readers as well. These jackets maintain the score about the number of times other players have tagged (or hit) the wearer. The player who has managed to evade the hits of other players the most is usually the winner of the game. However, in some cases, the organisers could consider other parameters for varying the game play and declaring the winner. Other parameters typically used for this could include the rate of fire, the amounts of lives etc.
Laser tag and laser skirmish are both increasing in popularity in Sydney and other cities in the country. When it comes to laser tag, kids love the fact that it is suitable for playing both indoors and outdoors. However, many kids love playing it in dark rooms with lights of varied colours. Indoor gaming arcades usually use artificial fog and design games with space or military themes. They use boxes, podiums and other elevated props as well. These enable players to conceal themselves in dark corners and thus, surprise their opponents. While they might not seem to be very important, these details contribute a lot towards making the game more exciting.
When played indoors, the laser will be visible through the use of artificial fog. However, in order to set the game up properly indoors, the organisers will require a large area. In addition, they will need several items behind which the players could conceal themselves. Black lights and smoke machines will need to be available too. Besides these items, you will also need a scoring device. It is worth mentioning that the laser tag equipment meant for outdoor use differs slightly from the equipment used in indoor arenas. In particular, the laser tag guns used outdoors will feature higher output power. This is because players will need to see the lasers in broad daylight. As such, the guns and targeting devices will require higher power for remaining visible. Similarly, you will not need black lights and smoke machines if you play laser tag outdoors.