I've been thinking of a fun way to add a "Nerf" element to our Laser Tag games and it's finally time to try it out at the last game of the season! For those who don't know, I run an outdoor Laser Tagging group called the "Midwest Laser Tag Association" (MLTA). We play in public parks with Hasbro/Tiger Lazer Tag-brand gear, most of which is loaned out at the beginning of each event. It's free, it's fun, and open to anyone with an itchy trigger finger. Each summer we host weekly games that make up our "Summer Season". This Friday, the MLTA will wrap up it's 9th consecutive season of play with a big cookout and games going on into the evening.
The Nerf element I'm adding to this game comes in the form of a new twist on a scenario we often use. By making use of the Nerf Dart Tag "Electronic Flag", we do Disarm the Device games. The Defending team's objective is to keep the opposing team from disarming the device by pressing a button on top of it. It is motion-sensitive, so it's important that the player is careful with it, or else they'll "Set off the bomb" and fail the mission. The Electronic Flag used has a 15 minute time limit, so either the Disarm Team successfully accomplishes their mission within the time limit or the Defending Team wins if either the disarm is unsuccessful or the time limit is reached. We actually have two of these devices, so we can also run games where both teams are trying to disarm the other team's "bomb" while simultaneously trying to defend their own.