How To Play Laser Tag

Laser tag is a great game for a couple of friends, a party, or to join in with a new group of people. it’s easy to learn the gameplay basics, but truly dominating this fast-paced shooting game takes practice and strategy.

Dress for the event.

Most indoor arenas are in a low-light environment. Wear dark colored clothing, minimizing bright logos or things that will stand out in the darkness. Remember, black-lights will make whites and other light colors glow. Wear all black; it helps blend in and hide!

Enter the arena quickly.

Once suited up, try to get into the arena as early as possible to adjust to the low light. if you have a chance to shoot your enemies right away as they enter the arena, take it.

Get the lay of the land.

In the arena, find yourself a good position to start off with. Something covered or protected, not out in the open. Avoid clustering around others if possible (some arena require you to start at a base or station).

If you do start at a base or station, don’t be the first or the last to leave. Leaving first poses the risk of not knowing where the enemy is. By leaving last, the enemy may have found your base or the good spots may have been taken where to play laser-tag in teamsi.

Depending on how the laser tag venue handles scoring, it may be better to play an offensive strategy; in other words, it’s worth risking getting hit if you can hit multiple enemies. However, you can still be smart about how you defend yourself. By starting out hidden you can get a feel for the other players. Look for somewhere you can protect yourself from the enemy while still see what is going on and fire on them.
Look for positions that cover your back and give you a view over some area – preferably not very wide, but deep.

Try not to be spotted.

If you aren’t, then you can snipe at the other team without taking to many hits. if you find a good location and can take out several enemies while they’re attacking one another, that’s ideal. Consider corner spots where you can cover any back sensors with the wall.
Use group tactics to assault enemies.

Example: Tell one group to give you covering fire while another group flanks them. You can try to ambush enemies if you got a good amount of teammates and you take them by surprise. However, it requires a lot of skill and experience.


  • Do not yell or the enemy will know where you are.
  • Wear comfortable dark shoes and clothes that allow you to bend and stretch easily so that you can make your enemies not see you.
  • Practice aim ahead of time, while each gun, is slightly different. Knowing the general aim of the laser is helpful.
  • If there is a viewing area, prepare ahead of time and review the arena if possible. Look for the choke-points and camping spots.
  • If you don’t mind/have a loose definition of cheating, look for older vests. in general, as vests deteriorate, they become harder to hit or gain any number of advantages.
  • Don’t travel in big groups. Staying with a couple other people is fine though.
  • Never stay in one place; the enemy will figure out your strategies and shoot you.
  • If on the higher ground, such as a second level, stay somewhere where you can see the enemy, but they can’t see you.
  • Do not panic when you see one of your enemies. Do not hesitate to shoot. Also, make sure your aim straight so you can have the advantage.

Look for certain special targets in the arena. Some arenas have tag-able “bases” or other targets which are worth a lot of points or they may act as land mines.