Frequently Asked Questions
A: We are located everywhere! T.A.G. is not tied down to an indoor location. You just tell us where you want to play, and we will bring the equipment out to you.
Q: Where can we play?
A: Laser TAG is not restricted by any law; however, some areas do restrict certain activities, and many public parks have curfews. The easiest way to evaluate an area is to ask if it is an area where you could normally play football, soccer, or Frisbee. Avoid areas that are dangerous, and scout out the area for hazards such as barbed wire, pits, cliffs, broken glass, etc. Always make sure you have permission to play on private property, and be sure to call the non-emergency number of your local police department to inform them that you will have people playing with toy Laser TAG guns in the area at the specified time.
A: The maximum number of players is 40; however, more players can participate by playing in shifts. We do not require a minimum number of players, but the minimum payment for all sets is $80.
A: If you are in your own indoor location or on privately owned property, you can play as late as you want. We have provided entertainment for various all-night parties. Whether it’s your college all-nighter, or your city’s New Year’s Eve festival, we will be there to make sure your event is a success. In all other areas, we must complete our activities before the local curfew. Summer curfew in most areas is 11:00 pm. Winter curfew is usually 10:00 pm.
Q: What should the player wear?
A: Players should wear normal clothes suitable for the weather conditions. If the weather will be cold or wet, players should wear thick coats, gloves, and a hat that covers the ears. All players must have athletic shoes with good grip. Eye protection, team vests, and rain ponchos are provided. Players should NOT wear all-black clothing or “Ninja” type outfits.
A: We play year-round and in all weather conditions except during lightning storms. We might cancel a game in progress during heavy or freezing rain if players are not adequately dressed.
A: Laser TAG is a no-contact sport and is as safe as or safer than other outdoor sports. It is also much safer than paintball! Unlike paintball, Laser TAG does not involve projectiles. That means no stinging welts or painful bruises. Laser TAG guns emit the same infrared beam that is used in a TV remote. It is invisible and cannot damage the eye, even with direct exposure. Eye injuries can occur if players collide with each other, so we provide protective glasses for all players. As in any activity, environmental factors can make Laser TAG more dangerous, so it is important to choose a safe area and remove or mark any hazards before playing. The greatest danger is from bystanders or law enforcement officers who are unaware of the activity; therefore, notifying police in advance is crucial. We also post illuminated signs and may tape off certain areas to make bystanders aware of the activity.
A: Fortunately, we have had fewer than a dozen injuries since 2002. Most of our injuries have been falls or collisions, no more serious than slight scrapes or bruises. Our most serious injury was a twisted ankle. Still, we boast a much better record than common youth sports such as football, basketball, and skateboarding. We certainly have a better record than paintball, which practically guarantees nasty welts and painful bruises, often with broken skin.
A: Safety is our number one concern, and we take all precautions to protect players and make sure everyone has a great experience; however, if someone is injured, we are adequately equipped with first aid supplies, and all of our referees are certified as (EMT) Emergency Medical Technicians or (WFR) Wilderness First Responders.
A: Each activity begins with a 20-minute briefing, in which we introduce the equipment and explain all rules. Players who follow the rules will protect themselves from injury. That is the most important precaution. Also, be sure to complete all items on the preparation checklist that we provide. It includes instructions to notify police, wear good shoes, provide medical histories of players, etc. It also provides guidelines for selecting or preparing an area for the game, and it lists conditions or factors that restrict players from participating.
A: Yes, as long as the area is safe and you have permission to play there.
A: The most important thing you must do is bring completed waivers and parental permission slips, which we will provide you when your event is scheduled. Also, be sure to dress properly, obtain permission to play in your selected area, and notify police of your activity. We can provide drinks, and energy bars if requested in advance; otherwise, you should provide your own refreshments.
A: Yes. Laser TAG is a great way to learn and apply the patrol method. It also illustrates and facilitates other important leadership skills including the 11 Timberline leadership skills. TAG founder and president, Joshua Uda, is an Eagle Scout, and was a Timberline Participant, Timberline Guide, and Two-Time Timberline Senior Patrol Leader. He has also served as a Scout Master. He has developed specific games and training activities to illustrate and teach the patrol method, and Timberline leadership skills. The Scout Association rules state:
A: Yes, we accept all major credit cards as well as Paypal payments through our on-line payment center.
A: All necessary forms will be sent to the contact email when you schedule on-line. If you did not receive your forms, please contact us and we will make sure you receive them.
A: In order to provide convenient service, we are happy to provide a link to any verified T.A.G. clients so they can download necessary documents; however, this part of our website is not open to the general public. All of our legal and instructive documents are trade secrets. A lot of time and money has been invested to create these documents. We do our best to control the distribution of these trade secrets in order to protect ourselves from competitors who might troll for and steal information on-line in order to find shortcuts to enter into our market.