Hunger Games Comes to an Arena Near You

You will get a chance to get a taste of the "Hunger Games" for yourself this April 2nd -6th. We will be holding "Hunger Game" style sessions down at the TagParty RECON Field or Arena. You can become a Tribute for a session of Outdoor Tactical  Laser Tag Action and see if you can survive the game.  Played on our 4 plus acres of woodland arena at Savage Mill, TagParty RECON's "Hunger Games" pits your survival and hunting skills against your fellow Tributes. Released into the outdoor arena you have to find your weapon and supplies. but the Gamemakers have added a new twist! The Gamemakers at TagParty have provided advanced weapons and require the Tributes to not only survive to win, but also to collect tokens, thus forcing the Tributes to explore the arena and not simply hide - the Gamemakers want to see more action! You can get more information and book your Hunger Game Session hereSocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Sight Power Mod and Target Electronics

The expense of the small coin batteries and the trouble they caused, when they died and the scopes stopped working,  made me take on the project to power the scopes off the main Tagger battery. I wanted to retain the ability to change the color dots on the scope, so I came up with a means of replacing the coin battery with a coin contact (first picture below). The required resistor is inside the tagger body and integral with the cable which draws power off the serial port connector. The scope remains practically intact with only a small hole in the top cap,  and with the wire and coin contact removed the scope will work with a battery if needed. With the sight power mod completed, I set out to make the job of sighting-in the taggers easier. To do this, and also to provide a target for people to practice on, I put together the electrical system shown in the pictures below. The small sensor box has a µMT board and a relay inside which drives the  "trailer" break light off a 12V power battery . It is very bright and can be seen in bright sunlight at well over 500 ft. I can add the shroud, to keep the sensor itself out of direct sunlight and guard against stray fire from the field. SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

New Introduction Video on MeetLocalBiz

We have a new introduction video on meetlocalbiz. You can see the video here on the MeetLocalBiz site or watch a copy of the embedded video below. SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

iDevice Taggers On The Way

Xappr and appBlaster have just released holders for your iPod/iPhone which enable you to play first person shooter (FPS) games . Xappr when used in conjunction with the ATK app  will turn it into a laser tag system.  Hasbro has also stepped up their product offering and their latest system, while being a stand alone tagger (based on the LTTO/LTX systems and backwards compatible), will also offer enhanced capabilities through an iDevice connection on their Nerf branded lazer tag system. While I personally love the idea of utilizing the features of an iDevice to expand the game play in laser tag, I have concerns with sticking an expensive iDevice on a tagger that can take some serious damage in game play. Not only could it cost you the $ value, but there is data and information that could get lost. Hopefully the holders on the taggers provide sufficient protection to reduce this concern. It looks like there is going to be re-invention of laser tag, and with the new iDevice systems it looks like an older demographic could be involved.SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Call of Duty MW3 Midnight Release

Call Of Duty - Modern Warfare 3: We will be at the COD MW3 Midnight Release events at 2 Maryland GameStop Stores tonight; Columbia Mall and Dobbin Road. Come and play while you wait to pick up your game.SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Activity Update

There is a lot happening, we just have not had time to communicate our activities. We have been very busy getting the RECON field up and running, and our mobile business has continued to be busy all through October and bookings for November are picking up. The RECON field in Savage is starting to get busy, following the recent promotions (see what is happening on the website and on the Facebook page), and we have just introduced a new ticketing system to help speed up the registration process. Based on the feedback we are getting, we look to have a winning combination in terms of location and the unique adventure offered at the Recon Field in Savage.  As we get more experienced players we will add to the complexity and difficulty of the game play and also segregate games by player's capabilities and difficulty.SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend



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TagParty RECON Press Release

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TagParty RECON

Full steam ahead on the new field. You can keep abreast of developments by checking out the TagParty RECON website and the Facebook page.SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

TagParty Field

Well we are further along than we have ever been in getting a permanent site to play outdoor laser tag on.  If all goes to plan we will be up and running for September and with some good luck even before.  It is a lot of work, not to mention a hefty expense, but it should all be worth it. We have a theme worked out and also a full storyline to go along with it. It should make for some interesting play and hopefully attract a lot of repeat customers. The playing area is about 4 acres, mostly wooded and we will be adding additional barriers to make it even more interesting. Once we get the lease signed we will provide more information on the location. We will be using our TagParty Sport equipment to get it going and we plan to add more as time goes on. We also intend to run some games with LTTO for the younger kids, in a smaller more confined area, but that will probably not be until next season. More updates as they happen...SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend