G-Force Karts

804-228-0188

Hours:Mo-Th: 12p-10p/Fri: 12p-12a/Sat: 10a-12a/Sun: 12p-9p

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Unlimited Laser Tag is Back!

You spoke. We listened. Unlimited Laser Tag is back at G-Force Karts!

We’re Always Hungry To Improve

At G-Force Karts, we pride ourselves on constant innovation in the field of the entertainment experience. From constantly evaluating and improving our indoor karts, to improvising and engineering new track layouts, to new competitive experiences (think indoor paintball and archery tag), we’ve never been the type to rest on our laurels.

Trip Advisor Certificate of ExcellenceThis is, in part, why we continue to win awards (like the 2016 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor) based on reviews from our customers. Our hunger to constantly improve is what makes us a top destination in Virginia for thrill seekers and fun lovers alike. We’re never satisfied with status quo. You shouldn’t be either.

battle-rifle-pictureAs it relates to our laser tag experience, we upgraded all our laser tag packs, guns and team setups last year with new state of the art technology. The
packs are lighter and lower profile, and more comfortable. These packs also allow for increased freedom of movement. We also replaced the “old school” bulky, two-handed rifles with sleek and accurate handheld pistols.

Change is never easy, though! We took the time to tune the equipment and fine-tune the experience, in order to deliver on our promise of pulse-pounding, adrenaline pumping fun.

The end result is a completely fresh yet entirely familiar laser tag experience. We know you’ll love every minute of it. So, whats the “deal” you ask?

Unlimited Laser Tag at G-Force Karts

Starting immediately, Unlimited Laser Tag is back at G-Force Karts!

Here is all you need to know:

  • Who: Members and Non Members 
  • What: Unlimited Laser Tag for $40
  • Where: G-Force Karts
  • When: Every Friday and Saturday Nights (7p-11p) 
  • Why: Really? 

Enjoy 4 hours of all-you-can play laser tag, twice a week for just $40!

Our standard (non-member) laser tag session is 10 minutes long and costs $10. We’ll leave the math up to you, but you don’t need to be a mathematician to figure out that $40 for fours hours of Unlimited Laser Tag is a sweet deal. The real questions is this: you up for the challenge?

Our laser tag experience is the best in Richmond and we’re happy to once again offer our Unlimited Weekend Night special.

The packs are charged and the arena is ready…are you?

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Contact G-Force Karts about Unlimited Laser Tag!

Visit the Laser Tag page for a full rundown of our laser tag experience, then prepare for a killer weekend night of Unlimited Laser Tag!

You can reach us at (804) 228-0188, message us on Facebook, or contact us online.

Experience the thrill of UNLIMITED Laser Tag, only at G-Force Karts in Richmond! 

Kids Summer Camp at G-Force!

Reserve a spot at the best Kids Summer Camp in Richmond, only at G-Force Karts!

We are super excited to host our third annual kids summer camp, featuring thrills, games, competition and intense fun! Your kids will experience experience the thrill of Racing, Paintball, Archery Tag, Laser Tag, and more in a fun and challenging environment.

For 2016, we are offering 5 weeks of summer camp, which we’ve outlined below.

Available Kids Summer Camp Weeks for 2016

  • July 18-22
  • July 25-29
  • August 1-5
  • August 8-12
  • August 15-19

We offer a limited number of reservations for each week, so trust us when we say that smart parents plan ahead!

Kids Summer Camp

What’s New For 2016

Along with the tons of racing, paintball, archery tag and laser tag, our week-long camp also features other great activities, such as: water balloon contests, a G-Force tie-dye t-shirt creation event, Nintendo competitions, and more!

We do not include lunch (we recommend a bagged lunch), but we do provide snacks and drinks all week long. If you have any questions about what is an appropriate bagged lunch for this type of camp, just call us and we can make a few suggestions!

If your child has special dietary needs, we will do everything in our power to accommodate (just contact us and we can figure out a suitable plan for your child).

For 2016, our kids summer camp runs $350 per week, per child. Kids must be at least 8 years old to participate.

We require at least 6 kids per week in order to run summer camp, and we cap the maximum number of kids allowed per week at 16. We want to give you the most “bang for your buck,” which is why we limit the max number at 16.

Book Your Kids Summer Camp Experience!

So what are you waiting for?! If the response is anything like last year’s, reservations for our kids summer camp will book up extremely fast!

To get started, call us at 804-228-0188 or contact us online!

We look forward to delivering an amazing summer camp experience like nothing else in Richmond. This summer, help your kids “Experience The Thrill of Racing” in an authentic and fast-paced environment, only at G-Force Karts!

 

Company Holiday Party Ideas

Planning a company holiday party can be a difficult task! We know how much of a challenge you might face in coming up with an exciting company Christmas party idea. It’s gotta be one that everyone at your office will enjoy! It is important to throw a successful company holiday party to boost morale at the end of a long year and to show appreciation for your employees.

We’ve put together a few “how to” key points you might consider in making sure your company holiday party is sure to please!

Corporate Christmas Party Themes

Have a theme for your office Christmas party! Themed parties can get your employees engaged in the party by dressing up and attending the party in character.

You might consider something different than your standard “holiday party theme”. Maybe, throw a TV show themed party. Maybe an 80’s throwback party or some kind of crazy murder mystery theme. The key is to mix it up from year to year! The “same old, same old” approach can get tiring after a while. When it gets tiring, employees find reasons to skip the event you spent so much time planning.

Unique Office Party Ideas

We can’t stress enough the importance of getting way from the “norm” as far as the venue for your holiday party. Don’t throw the typical, boring company holiday party at the office. A few casseroles and “adult beverages” will not spice this office party up any more than last year. Do something different!

A huge part of your challenge in planning an exciting company holiday party is deciding on a good location. You might consider attending a brewery, reserving a room at a nice restaurant, or renting out a fun venue like G-Force Karts.

During the month of December, places like G-Force get slammed busy with Christmas parties, so if you are considering a venue like ours, we highly recommend you plan ahead this year!

Now call us biased but in our experience, one of the most successful unique office party ideas is renting out a room or venue at a facility where your employees can engage in activities together — like G-Force Karts! Nice dinners are appreciated but employees can let loose and have fun by participating in competitive go-karting raceslaser tag challenges, indoor paintball or archery tag! Where else can you have this kind of experience?

At G-Force Karts, we tailor company holiday parties to meet your expectations and fit your company’s needs. We have holiday specials for corporate parties that are suitable for any group of ten or more people. You can rent out a corporate room or rent out the entire track for the night to make the event exclusive for your employees. We even offer trophies for titles such as, “Best Driver”, “Worst Driver”, or we can customize an experience completely unique to your company outing.

company holiday party

Team Building Games

Team building is a vital factor to consider when planning your company’s annual holiday party. Without a doubt this party is NOT about work but at the same time, holiday parties do present an opportunity for team building. Integrating team-building games into your office Christmas party can help boost excitement level among your employees while celebrating the holidays.

Company Holiday PartyAt G-Force Karts, team building is an integral part of our corporate party experience. We incorporate any company ideas for team building games into our corporate event packages, based on what you feel works best. While we can’t change our activities, we can tailor them to fit your needs. At the end of the day, at G-Force Karts the name of the game is fun!

Although your previous company holiday parties might not have been something to boast about, you can change that this year! Throwing your company holiday party at a venue like G-Force can help your office break away from the standard, forgettable Christmas party. Let your employees know you appreciate them and rent out a room at G-Force Karts for this year’s company holiday party!

Contact Our Corporate Sales Manager Today about your Company Holiday Party!

Are you ready to throw a raging fun office Christmas party this year? Request a quote today or contact Kim Yarema at (804) 901-1464 or kimyarema@gforcekarts.com to book your corporate group outing at G-Force Karts today! Please remember: December is a very busy time of year at G-Force. This is especially true for company holiday parties and team building events. If you think we fit your needs, please plan ahead!

 

Family Fun in Richmond

As the capital of the birthplace of our nation, Richmond is a city that everyone can enjoy. You have the opportunity to indulge in Richmond’s unique cuisines, historical relevance, diversity, outdoor adventures and much more. Over the years, Richmond has developed into the ideal blend of a livable memoir of history, modern entertainment, and destination for family fun. Whether you are tourist, local, family man or young professional, you will never run out of things to do in Richmond.

One of the best qualities about Richmond is its wide range of attractions for people of all ages. Richmond was named #1 in “The 10 Most Popular American Cities to Visit This Summer” by BusinessInsider, and rightfully so. As soon as Friday afternoon hits on warm days, the streets are filled with locals and tourists alike.

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Top Birthday Party Destination in Richmond, according to USA Today!

Richmond’s Birthday Party Hot Spot!

In a recent article published in USA Today’s Travel Tips section, they wrote about all the great things you can do for birthday weekend getaways in Richmond! The article goes on to mention some of the best things about Richmond. This list includes great places such as Carytown, the great art and historical sites around the city, activities and adventures on the James River, and of course, great places to have a birthday party… like G-Force Karts!

Birthday Party

Not Familiar with Birthday Events at G-Force Karts?

If you’re new to the Richmond area or just not familiar with everything G-Force Karts has to offers for birthday parties, then you are in for a treat! At G-Force, we go the extra mile for you when you host your child’s birthday party with us. We’ll make sure your child and their friends have the birthday experience they’ll always remember. With fast paced, adrenaline pumping activities like go karts, paintball, laser tag, and archery tag, how could they ever forget?!

We cater our birthday parties to smalls group, large parties and everything in between. We offer 3 pre-planned party packages to choose from so you’ll know exactly what to expect throughout the party! Additionally, we offer our free, printable party invitations for yout to send out, so each of your guests gets a personalized invite!

Book Your Next Birthday Party Now!

G-Force is excited to be Richmond’s birthday party hot spot. As you can imagine, we are extremely busy this time of year, with multiple birthday parties almost every weekend! If you’re interested in booking a birthday party with us, be sure to call ahead of time! That way, we can be sure everything goes perfect!

Call us at 804-228-0188 or contact us online to schedule your next birthday party with G-Force Karts!

New Membership Pricing at G-Force!

As many of our die-hard fans know, G-Force has a winning formula. However, our fans also know that we aren’t afraid to tweak that formula to make the G-Force Experience even better, and it’s time for a change! Keep reading to learn more about our new membership pricing!

Using feedback gathered from our customers over the year, we’ve decided to take our membership pricing in for a pit-stop. We’ve tweaked a few things, switched a few things around, brought back some old things, and we’ve come up with a great final product we think you’ll enjoy (and not just because it’s cheaper!). See below for the new pricing on yearly Memberships at G-Force!

Bronze Membership Package – $25

  • One Race

Silver Membership Package – $45

  • One Race
  • One Paintball Session
  • One Laser tag Adventure
  • One Archery Tag Session

Gold Membership Package – $70

  • Two Races
  • Two Paintball Sessions
  • Two Laser Tag Adventures
  • Two Archery Tag Sessions

All Membership Packages include a head-sock, a free activity of your choice during your birthday month, and huge discounts all-year round!

Give Us a Call if you have Questions about our New Membership Pricing

We think you’ll like the new setup for memberships and pricing. We’re all about making the G-Force Experience a fine-tuned, well oiled machine for all of our die-hard fans, and we think with these changes we’ve hit our mark!

The Ultimate Guide to Playing and Winning Archery Tag

How to Play Archery Tag

The battle has begun. Your heart is pounding. You crouch below a barrier, listening, waiting for the first volley of arrows. One grazes the space just above your head. You gather yourself upright, draw your own arrow, and aim carefully before loosing it towards your opponent. No, this is not a scene from Hunger Games or a 12th century battleground. This is Archery Tag, the newest extreme sport that lets you release your inner Katniss. Keep reading to learn how to play archery tag! (more…)

Corporate Party Ideas from G-Force Karts

This year, be the office hero: book a different kind of holiday/end of year corporate party! Forget the meat and cheese trays, the cheap drinks and the uncomfortable banter with your boss’s wife. Do something different! Do something memorable! Have fun!

Why Choose G-Force For Your Corporate Party?

For years, we’ve perfected the art of the perfect corporate team building event and the perfect birthday party. From huge office parties to small mom and pop team outings, we’ve got the space, the entertainment, the experience and the perfect setting to make sure this year’s event is like nothing you’ve ever done. (more…)

Archery Tag is coming to G-Force!

Archery Tag is Coming to G-Force

At G-Force Karts, we constantly evolve our business in order to offer the most exciting, adrenaline packed and unique entertainment activities in Richmond.  Whether you’re a racing fanatic, a paintball marksman, or a lasertag adventurer, there’s a thrill for you at G-Force! Today, we are super excited to announce that Archery Tag is Coming to G-Force! (more…)

G-Force Karts: One of TripAdvisor’s Top Rated Things To Do in Richmond, Va!

G-Force Karts needs your help to get to the top! If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re already hooked on the pulse-pounding thrill ride that is the G-Force Experience. Who can blame you? With insanely fast go-karts, an awesome lasertag arena and Richmond’s only indoor paintball course, we’ve got your fix! So return the favor,  and leave us a review on TripAdvisor!

If you’ve never used TripAdvisor before, prepare to be hooked! TripAdvisor is a phenomenal resource for traveling. It contains reviews for hotels, taxi services, restaurants, attractions, and more – basically all the stuff you’d want to know if you were on a trip out of town or looking for new things to do around Richmond.

We recently asked our fans via social media and email to to give us some honest reviews online, and with the help of all our recent reviews, we’ve climbed up into the top 10 highest rated things-to-do in Richmond! We can’t thank you guys enough for your support!

We’re going to be honest though – just like the high-speed racers on our track, we want to get to the #1 pole position.

If you’re as big of a fan of what we do as we hope, take a minute, sign up for TripAdvisor, and let us know what you think! Not only will this help to share the G-Force Experience, but it will also provide valuable insight into the things we are doing well and the things you’d like to see improved. We know we aren’t perfect, but man… we’d like to be!

Check us out on TripAdvisor!

Head over to the G-Force TripAdvisor page and let us know what you think of G-Force. With your help, we can get to that #1 Pole Position for things to do in Richmond!

2 Seat Go Karts at G-Force Karts!

Ever wanted to share the G-Force experience with a friend or loved one, or show a rookie the tracks? With G-Force’s new two seat go kart, you can!

G-Force Stands Atop the Karting World 

We are super excited, honored and proud of our standing as one of the only indoor tracks in the United States to offer a two seat kart!  There are hundreds of indoor karting tracks nationwide, but Sodi saw fit to test these products right here in Richmond, at G-Force Karts. If that doesn’t tell you what G-Force is all about, nothing will!

The “Sodi 2-Drive” Two Seat Go Kart

The two seater kart, known as the “Sodi 2-Drive” is ideal for younger, newer drivers and as a great training tool for racers too young to drive on their own (hey dad… get that young’en ready now, man!).

Our Sodi 2- Drives allows younger drivers to experience the thrill, speed and feel of indoor karting, while offering the driver the ability to restrict the passengers ability to have any real impact on turning, speed or performance. These karts are state of the art, featuring vented disc brakes, huge, beefy axles, and 4-point restraint system.   If you so choose, we can enable steering from either the driver or the passenger side, but from what we’ve seen so far…we will likely not activate the passenger side all that often.

These Karts Fly!

Even though the Sodi 2-Drive is purpose built as a training kart, it’s still got a ton of power under the hood! They easily maintain the same speed and control as our other karts.

G-Force has always been on the cutting edge of innovation in the world of karting. We’ve always experimented with new equipment, racetrack configurations, karts, and anything that might improve your overall experience and racing performance.

Stop in, take a test drive in these unique  double seat karts, and help G-Force usher in the next generation of high performance go kart racing! Please contact G-Force Karts online with any questions on our two seater karts, or call us at (804) 228-0188.  As always… “Experience the Thrill of Racing” at Richmond’s best indoor karting track, G-Force Karts!

It’s Lonely at the Top

At G-Force Karts, we’re proud of our standing at the top of the  indoor karting industry In Richmond! For over 13 years, we’ve maintained a standard of excellence in product, experience and customer care that few nationwide can claim.

Our high speed, gas powered karts deliver an exciting and intense racing experience, but we don’t stop there.  With indoor paintball and laser tag, G-Force in Richmond offers three intense activities that will surely keep your heart pumping.

That being said, we are always looking to improve upon your overall experience.  As new technologies emerge and new indoor experiences arise, we stay hungry to maintain our position in your mind as the go-to source for indoor excitement in Virginia.

It’s lonely at the top, but hey, we like it that way!

With Success Comes Competition 

With success comes competition! “Me too” karting places are popping up all over the country to compete for a piece of the large indoor karting market, and Richmond is no exception. Since indoor karting hit the United States about 18 years ago, the industry continues to see an influx of new karting tracks. In fact, almost 100 indoor karting facilities operate in the United States in 2014, and that number continues to grow.

Some of these new tracks are run very well by folks who know karting and racing inside and out, while other tracks struggle. It all depends on ownership. At G-Force, our ownership team has 13+ years of tweaking, experimenting, and improving our facility. That’s what keeps us at the top.

Just like anything worth doing for a living, it takes several years to truly understand your product or service. Indoor karting is no exception. Experts say it takes 10,000 hours to truly master something. We can say with confidence: we have truly mastered the art of indoor karting!

Competition Breeds Innovation 

With new competition comes creativity, innovation, and a need to constantly adapt and improve our product and experience. At G-Force, we embrace the need to constantly improve, hence over the past few years we’ve added new karts, updated our indoor karting track, added new barriers, removed our inflatables in favor of our hugely popular indoor paintball, re-modeled our lounge area, and improved the all around customer experience.

Sleep tight in knowing we’ve got some big improvements coming that will change everything you thought you knew about G-Force Karts.  Enough said for now…

Customer Value 

Even with all the improvements and upgrades, we never lost sight of what is truly important to our long standing success and reputation: Your Customer Experience! We pride ourselves on maintaining an extremely high standard in racing excellence, which shows in our enormous membership base, high membership renewal rates and repeat business.  Truth is, if you didn’t appreciate the value and overall experience of what we offer, you wouldn’t come back!

Adjustable Pedals, Seats and Weights

In keeping with theme of the overall customer experience, we do offer a few racing options at G-Force that few indoor tracks nationwide can claim.

First, we provide an 8 minute race experience for every race. This is HUGE for us! Many karting tracks will charge the same amount as G-Force per race, but only give you a 5-6 minutes of actual racing time. We could certainly do the same thing, and we’d probably make more money, but you, as our customer, ultimately would feel slighted. It’s in our best interest to run 8 minute races. Trust us: if you haven’t raced here before, 8 minutes on a high speed indoor kart track like G-Force seems like 30 minutes!

Next, we really feel strongly that adjustable settings on our karts are an absolute must in order to customize the racing experience for each racer. When you sit in one of our gas powered high speed karts, you can adjust both your pedals and your seat, so that you can ride as comfortably as possible at high speeds.

We also counter-balance (ie weight balance) our karts for the more competitive racers. If a trophy or even just bragging rights are on the line, you want an equal playing field. We can add or remove weight from your kart so that you and your buddy/challenger are on equal footing. For our popular events like ironman challenges and enduro races, weight balancing is crucial.

How Can We Improve Your Experience? 

While we know we could rest on our laurels as an undisputed karting leader, we won’t do that.  That is not what got us here and that is not how we will continue to dominate the indoor karting market. We want to keep our place at the top.

That being said, we welcome your feedback! How can we improve your experience? If you’ve raced at other tracks, how do they compare to G-Force? Did they offer any special value, experience or thrill that we could consider also?

You, our core customer, are our top priority. Let us know how we can continue to deliver an excellent racing, paintball and lasertag experience, and we will never stop looking for ways to improve.

Join us at the Top

Call us anytime and let us know how we’re doing! Call (804) 228-0188 or contact G-Force Karts online. Regardless of whether you’re new to karting or a seasoned vet, know that you can truly “Experience the Thrill of Racing” at G-Force Karts!

 

 

#theGForceXP

OH… you didn’t know? You better ask somebody!!! theGForceXP is for real!

The pure rush, intensity and excitement you feel when race, play paintball or lasertag at G-Force Karts in Richmond is an authentic and genuine experience unlike anything else! (more…)

Gasoline Karts: The Authentic Racing Experience!

If you are reading this, you probably already know that G-Force Karts is known throughout Richmond for our incredibly high powered indoor gas karts, Jungle-themed lasertag arena, and Richmond’s only indoor paintball experience!

What you might not know is why we run gasoline powered go karts, in comparison with the option of running electric go karts.  Just like with your automobile, there can be a substantial difference in how a gas kart vs. electric kart rides, feels, performs and lasts.  With top Super-Karts speeds of up 45 miles per hour, all of our huge fleet of gasoline powered karts will truly test your ability to skillfully navigate a well oiled machine around an indoor race track laced with hairpin turns! That being said, both gas and electric karts are, without question, tons of fun. However, for us, there are some key sticking points as to why, just like the big boys in Nascar or IndyCar, we choose to run gas powered karts!

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Unlimited Racing! Unlimited Paintball!

We are proud to announce three “Unlimited” offers (one for unlimited racing and one for unlimited paintball)!  We’ve run unlimited karting for some time now, but not all of our customers know about these great deals.  On the flip side, we are just now launching unlimited paintball! See below for a quick breakdown of our special unlimited pricing specials: (more…)

Laser Tag at G-Force!

With all the hype we’ve had recently over our new super karts and the new indoor paintball arena, we hope you guys haven’t forget about our killer laser tag arena! G-Force is still the best place to play laser tag in richmond!

So…you know what laser tag is, right? Of course you do. Here’s how laser tag works at G- Force: (more…)

Birthday Party Season at G-Force!

Summer is over for Richmond, and cold weather is just around the corner!  If you’re like many moms and dads, and you still have an upcoming birthday to plan, G-Force has a number of perfect ideas for Birthday Parties in Richmond! With RVA’s only indoor karting track, we’ve got the perfect facility for a cool-weather birthday! If you’d like to do more than just race, we’ve got Richmond’s only indoor paintball arena, plus a huge jungle-themed lasertag arena. (more…)

How to Clean A Paintball Marker

Take a look at G-Force’s guide on how to clean a paintball marker!

How to Clean a Paintball Gun

You may consider cleaning your paintball marker one of the more boring tasks when it comes to paintball. However, it may be one of the most important things you do. Keeping your paintball marker clean and well-kept can make all of the difference out on the field. Having your gun jam or shooting inaccurately can only lead to catastrophe for you and your team.

What is exactly the best way to clean your paintball marker? Below, we’ve outlined a step by step guide that easily outlines and breaks down the steps in cleaning a paintball gun.  A small disclaimer before we begin… These are general guidelines to follow; each gun is made differently and may require unique/different steps to clean your gun. If your owner’s manual says something different than what is listed below, then follow those directions. We don’t want you messing up your gun and having more expenses because of our blog post.  This is just a helpful guide. (more…)

Summer Birthdays at G Force Karts!

When it comes to summer birthday party ideas, look no further than G Force Karts! Summer is a perfect time to book your birthday party with us. Why?  Plain and simple: supply and demand.  Summer is slower for birthdays, so as a parent you are much more likely to be able to reserve exactly what you want, when you want…with less lead time!

During fall and winter, we are just slam packed with birthday parties all weekend, every weekend. Sometimes we end up opening early on the weekends just to accommodate demand.  Point being: summer is not quite as crazy, which is great for you! No standing in line outside at a hot amusement park, no “run of the mill” pool parties…just pure adrenaline, excitement and intensity! (more…)

Richmond’s Only Indoor Paintball Experience

Richmond’s Only Indoor Paintball Experience… feedback thus far

So far, so good! We just launched Richmond’s only indoor paintball arena at G Force just a few weeks back, and our feedback thus far has been extremely positive. We’ve listened to your feedback and continue to make improvements every step of the way, to bring you the most gripping experience possible. Richmond’s only indoor paintball experience is off and rolling, and people are loving it! (more…)

Indoor Paintball is here!

You’ve seen the social media status updates…you might have received a few emails.  By now, you probably realize that we’re launching Richmond’s only Indoor Paintball arena!

We (and by we, we really mean Jason) spent a while tearing down the massive inflatable setup, to make room for paintball.  Now…its time to get in the game. (more…)

Last Chance to Sign Up for Summer Camp!

Available Summer Camp Weeks for 2016:

July 18-22

July 25-29

August 1-5

August 8-12

August 15-19

Call us at (804) 228-0188 to reserve your spot today!

Tactical Laser Tag Is Coming!

We're rolling out an entirely new, immersive concept!

Check Our Laser Tag Page for Updates!