We previously discussed some of the benefits of laser tag, including team-building, leadership development, and much more for both children and adults. Those are just some of many, though, and so we will write below about some of the other advantages of getting your head in the game at a ShadowLand facility.
More of the Many Benefits of Laser Tag
If you’ve never participated in a game of laser tag before then you might doubt that there are serious ways to profit from running around and firing a phaser at others to score points. It’s true, though, and proven on more than one occasion to help with a variety of aspects of development. This is a big part of why we advertise our team-building and professional outing opportunities so much; one of the benefits of laser tag is that it can help to shape communication skills.
The game obviously has a common goal with all members of one of the two teams working to that end. People who didn’t previously interact or even know each other might do so in this situation in order to win the game. They may warn each other of approaching ‘enemies’ or praise the other if they are able to earn some points. Employees within a company could be facing off against others from that business or against strangers, but either way will have them improving their teamwork while de-stressing in a (likely) much-needed break.
Something that is important for people of all ages, but what is often forgotten these days, is the concept of being a good sport. It can be easy to forget yourself in the midst of a competition, but it can turn nasty if there isn’t a level of mindfulness. After all, no matter how fun and intense, it is still just a game. That’s why kids should be encouraged to congratulate the winners, even if it isn’t their team, and to compliment the losing team, too, if they won. This good nature can then extend into sports, academia, and other aspects of life, helping them to grow as individuals over time. Of course, good sportsmanship is also something that is sometimes not practiced by adults, and they should incorporate some of these same tactics into their everyday lives, whether in or out of the arena.
The benefits of laser tag include a generally even playing field that allows everyone to win some and lose some. The arena is huge and multi-leveled, providing different kinds of strategic opportunities, and it’s almost a given that each player will be ‘tagged’ by another at one point. Even the best players are given handicaps in order to level the field and generate fun and encouragement for all. No matter how the game ends, it provides laughs and stories to be shared afterward.
Finally, and perhaps most obviously, laser tag is a workout. It involves a lot of running, ducking, chasing, crouching. No matter how much energy you have, you’ll likely need a rest and water break after a game, particularly if you’ve never played before. Not everyone realizes how intensive these rounds can be! At the very least, you’ll find your adrenaline and heart rate are up once the timer reaches zero, and you’ll doubt want to jump in immediately for another game.
To learn firsthand what kinds of benefits of laser tag are within your reach, come visit or contact the ShadowLand Adventures nearest you by clicking here today!