Think of something fun you can do in the dark. Got it in your mind? Your heart is racing and anticipation is mounting. Your senses are highly aroused and your aware of everything around you. Your fingers are tingling and you can't wait to begin. So what are you thinking of? You are thinking of Darkzone Laser tag in Box Hill, right....right?
This is the ultimate of friendly fun. We arrived on a Thursday night in a group of six and signed up for two games, each paying the very reasonable price of $16 dollars. We were then ushered into the waiting area where we were quickly taken through the rules of the game and how to use the laser guns. My friends and I decided to go for a 'battle of the sexes' type of game, with the girls going against the boys. We suited up with our packs and light up guns and headed into the arena.
The battefield is a complex maze that weaves throughout the building, each run rising up through different levels. The combat zone is littered with glowing lights that shine through the darkness, which really puts you in the mood to kick some butt. The games last around 15 minutes, with you constantly trying to avoid the enemy and stake out their base. After each game, you exit the arena to check on your score and to see who won that round (our battle of the sexes ended in the surrender of the girls).
Be sure to wear something comfy and cooling, as running around can get quite hot and tiring. I think two games was the perfect amount of time to spend playing laser tag. Any more games I think we all would have collapsed from exhaustion.
Darkzone is open seven days a week, their times being: Mon–Thur 11am – 9pm Friday 11am – Midnight Saturday 10am – 10pm
Sunday 10am – 6pm
The venue is also open throughout the whole of the school holidays and selected public holidays, meaning parents can unload the kids when they're complaining of holiday boredom. Darkzone also cater for birthday parties, with packages including food, drinks and arcade game access.
Darkzone also offer pricing deals to Uni and Tafe students, making this activity accessible to even the most stingy of patrons. However, if you're wanting to experience this exhilarating activity, make sure to book ahead, as all sessions require a booking.
So if you want something fun to do in the dark, look no further than Darkzone, Box Hill.
Exciting activity described to make me want to do it or take the kids especially. Very cool.
By helen - reader Wednesday, 24th of August @ 09:49 am
I feel like I've been deprived because my childhood never included Darkzone. I think I was invited once to a birthday party there but couldn't go due to a family event. It does seem like a bundle of fun. Hopefully I'll be able to get a bunch of friends together and we'll pretend we're not too old for this!