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When I was younger, my sister and I wanted to buy an infrared laser tag game. It took 8 long months to save up the money to buy two laser guns and two targets for our chests. We loved playing but we could never have more than two players. Glow Battle would have been the best back then.
So, better late than never! I thought I would let my kids give it a try since it is very affordable now.
They could not wait to tear open the game and get their hands on the swords/wands. When you see the game sitting there you can’t help but grab a sword and start swinging! They ran all over the house making up their own rules and tapping each other. The initial “made up” game lasted about 30 minutes before they came to see how the real game was supposed to be played. The Regeneration Station, (lighted markers that you place in a square for regenerating your lives), ended up being placed on two different floors of the house. They ran around for another hour.
The rules were easy to change so when my older boy kept tagging his younger sister, they just changed the rules to make it harder for him to hit her. They tried all kinds of things! He had to crawl on his knees to tap her, he had to only use his left hand and his right hand was behind his back (he is right-handed), at one time he was allowed to tap her but he had to run backwards to get her!
As a mother, I love the swords/wands too! They are really soft so they did not mark my walls or furniture.
The game comes with wristbands that represent the two “lives” that you have. My kids started out using them, but since it was only for two lives, they decided to stop using them. They still would go to the regenerating area, but they would never run out of lives again.
There are no other accessories that come with the game, but the idea that they glow opened up some really big thoughts for me! I can see having a “glow” party in the basement using glow necklaces, glasses, and maybe even electric glow ropes to highlight the playing areas.
It was great to see the kids off the internet and video games and seeing them run around. I can’t wait to have a birthday party in the basement or a fall party in the backyard! I even think my friends will play! This game will be great for the kids, parents, grandparents!