It isn’t just the young’uns who want to enjoy an exciting time with friends. Grownups need the thrill of a game that is consistently challenging, unpredictable, and fun. Laser tag for adults is the perfect solution. Gather friends, family, or colleagues; strap on a vest; grab a laser tag gun, and start running, walking, crouching, and shooting in an adrenaline-pumping game of survival.  


While you are at it, try to do more than survive. Try to win. Bragging rights definitely belong to the last person standing. Lucky for you, there are lots of ways to get the upper hand in laser tag. Whether you are a laser tag newbie or an old pro, try these tricks for getting ahead of the game the next time you play laser tag for adults.


Keep moving.

If you do nothing else during laser tag, make sure to stay on the move. First, staying in motion is a lot less boring than sitting in a corner hoping no one sees you. You might be the last one standing if you can hide long enough, but you will probably also end up bored. 


Second, staying in motion makes you harder to shoot. Maybe you can stay out of sight for the entire game, but what if someone finds you? You are, quite literally, a sitting duck. You can kiss any chance of scoring points or winning the game goodbye.


And about those points: Unless you stay on the move and take out some of your opponents, your score is likely to be embarrassingly low. Avoid the awkwardness; enjoy the game, and keep moving through the laser tag arena.


Use height to your advantage.

A birds-eye view might be just what you need to score big at your next laser tag game. If your laser tag arena has two levels (like the one here at PINSTACK), you can get up above your opponents and pick them off. The higher you are; the more you see, and the more you see, the more you can shoot. Just watch out: Your opponents can do the same thing to you.


But don’t forget to stay low during laser tag for adults.

We know we just recommended that you use height to your advantage the next time you play laser tag. However, the opposite is also true: Staying low can help you stay alive. In particular, when moving from place to place, scoping out the course, or preparing to shoot an opponent, crouching can keep you out of sight, and give your opponents a smaller target to hit.  


Staying low can work even if you do get up to the second level. Crouch down and stay hidden while you watch for your opponents. You will be harder to spot, and your chances of getting your opponents will increase.


Make yourself smaller.

You won’t always be on the offensive in laser tag for adults. In fact, it is safe to say that your opponents will have plenty of chances to take you out, especially if you are a rookie. Prepare for the inevitable by learning how to make yourself smaller in the laser tag arena.


For example, master the sideways crawl. If it looks like a crab and walks like a crab but it is in the laser tag arena, it is probably just a player trying to get away from an opponent. In addition, turn sideways when you cannot avoid someone’s shot. It will make it harder for the opponent to hit your sensors, and offer them a narrower target to hit.  


Blend in.

Laser tag for adults isn’t like hunting: You don’t want to make your presence known with bright colors. Instead, dress in black or dark colors. The laser tag arena will be dark, so your clothes will help you to blend right in.


You may also want to find a few convenient hiding places. While you will not be hiding out for the entire game (See previous note about keeping on the move), you may need a few moments to take a breather or wait for an opponent to pass. Don’t be afraid to hide when necessary, and definitely enjoy the element of surprise when you have the chance to jump out of your hiding spot and take an opponent down. 


Learn the arena.

You don’t want to be running full bore away from an opponent and face plant into an obstacle. You don’t want to try running when you have a good hiding place a few feet away. You want to know where the best vantage points are for getting up high or spying on your opponents. To get this information, take a few moments at the beginning of the game to learn the layout of the arena. Then, use that knowledge to your advantage during the game.


Keep shooting.

The more you shoot, the greater the chances are that you will hit your opponents. That means there is pretty much no reason not to keep shooting as you play the game. Plus, it may make it harder for your opponents to get their own shots in.


Laser tag for adults is a real thrill. And you shouldn’t be afraid of it. Embrace the fun with these tips. Stay on the move; use height to your advantage; stay low; make yourself small; blend in; learn the arena, keep shooting, and definitely choose PINSTACK’s fun activities venue so you can enjoy a fun, successful game of laser tag.