A week ago, me and a group of friends went to check out the newest type of sport that was introduced to Dhaka City: Laser Tag. Laserwars is located in Banani on the 11th floor of AWAL Tower, and it is the forefront of laser tag in Bangladesh as we know it today. Laser tag is suitable for most ages and it will definitely give you a rush. The game is extremely fun and you will be able to tag or shoot other players with a laser gun, and the arena created by the Lasertag team is just superb! The arena at Laserwars is quite roomy and the activity is also safe and mess-free, and it also gives you a great physical and mental work out. Truly, if you are looking for team building or effective leadership training opportunities, laser tag at Laserwars is one of the first options you can consider!The arena where we fought are filled with walls that are scattered around the area and we were given some guns that looked like submachine guns and jackets that had laser targeting sensors in different locations around it. The rules of laser tag are simple: you are separated into two teams or can play free-for-all and your main intention and motive is to be the one with the most "kills" in the game. The way to get these kills in laser tag is to shoot at those laser targeting sensors, and when one of us got shot, the jacket would blink red and prompts you to stand still for 4 seconds before you can shoot someone or be shot again. It was indeed an exhilarating experience indeed, since the Laserwars arena allows for quick and deceptive movements around each others opponents. What is most impressive about the walls that give you cover in the Laserwars arena is the fact that all of them have very psychedelic and interesting artworks drawn on them, so it makes the experience even more intese!
amongst the players during the laser tag experience. The main thing they taught us was that we should always start by learning the layout as fast as you possibly can. It helps a lot to know the spots that offer good vantage points and cover. Walking sideways while moving from cover to cover is also a good strategy, since it will give you the greatest protection in terms of strategic movement and give you more room to dodge your opponents' shots. It looks really funny though! The main idea the Laserwars employees tried to convey is to always be on the move as you will risk getting shot by experienced players when you stand in one place for too long. They made it very clear that you are always at risk of getting shot, but if you are aware and can spot your opponents aiming at you then you can just turn sideways as a quick strategic maneuver to not allow your opponent to hit the sensor he is targeting. The idea behind that is that the chances of hitting your sensors will be lower as you are not facing them head on. Once you've successfully dodged their attacks, you can take advantage of the situation and try to shoot them when they have been caught off guard, or you could choose to duck into cover and look for a better vantage point. The employees at Laserwars made it very clear that the mindset needed to play this game is to aim in such a way that you shoot the sensors, but at the same time it's best to try not to take too much time at getting the perfect aim. An experienced lasertag player will know that it is much better to fire rapidly in the direction of your opponent's sensors. One good tactic the Laserwars employees mentioned (which I mostly used to my advantage) was to hold and shoot the gun as if it was a machine gun. It was a great tactic that helped me gain a lot of points during the course of the laser tag match. When the time to play a match started, we played the team deathmatch first. We were divided into two groups and were given guns of different colors and our Laserwars vests. There are fog machines located around the Laserwars arena which gave the whole match a great atmosphere and really set the mood. Points are allocated with 50 points per accurate shot, as per Laserwars point distribution rules. The team with the most accurate shots and kills were determined as the winners of the laser tag team deathmatch. We ducked and dodged and weaved around the arena, and it soon escalated into a chaotic mess! It was indeed a wonderful workout and I was soon feeling out of breath, even though we had been playing for less than 5 minutes! My friend, Aryan, was exceptionally good at maneuvering around the arena and did really well at turning sideways when trying to dodge the shots made by our opponents. Sadly his aim wasn't very good, so he ended up with the least amount of points. I did my best to hide, but my other friend Sajjad (opposing team) was always on my tail and somehow luckily made sure that my kill/death ratio was the same! All in all, it was an amazing laser tag experience, but our team lost the match in the end. After the match was over, we took a break and looked over the menu that they served at Laserwars, which included a lot of tasty milkshakes and assorted snacks. When we felt that we had rested enough, we decided that we would play the free-for-all deathmatch, another game mode that Laserwars offered, and it was extremely exhilarating! The rules of this mode was simple: be the person who was shot the least amount of times and you will win the laser tag match! We were given the same colored guns this time, and quickly took our places before the music started playing. One thing that I forgot to mention is that the music selection of the Laserwars matches are very well selected and add very much to the overall unsettling laser tag atmosphere as a whole. The match started, and we were all darting in and out of cover trying our best to not get shot! Once again, I felt extremely out of breath (laser tag is a very physically demanding game!) and soon found myself trying to catch my breath behind cover. Safe to say I'm not in the best shape of my life! Aryan and Dil quickly took the lead with the least amount of shots taken, and they were quickly seen to be battling one another by trying to use sneaky tactics from around corners at each other. I ended up getting shot the second-most amount of times, while Amit took the most number of shots and was inevitably the last player on the Laserwars scoreboard. We didn't care about winning as we were all laughing and having the time of our lives! It was absolutely thrilling, and I commend the Laserwars team for setting up such an amazing arena and atmosphere through and through! After the match, we rested a while longer in the waiting area with more beverages and decided to call it a day. I am really grateful to be able to experience such a wonderful time and find a place like Laserwars where my friends and I can just hang out and have a blast with a wonderful experience. Overall, my experience at the Laserwars venue was a solid 10/10 and I will definitely be looking forward to them creating more arenas with a ton of their awesome atmosphere! Cheers to Laserwars!