It’s Halloween on October 31st – a holiday with an ancient history and unique attributes. It is popular all over the world, including our country: many people decorate pumpkins, create their own costumes, and prepare special dishes. Halloween is one of those holidays that you can use to the maximum to develop your laser tag business and popularize the game as a whole.

halloween in a laser tag club

Do you want to host a series of theme games at your laser tag center, but don’t know where to start? Use our recommendations for organizing and conducting an exciting event.

Laser Tag Halloween Stages

1. Concept formation

First, choose the format. Offer your clients a story-driven game in the spirit of a holiday, or stop adapting existing scenarios. The first option requires a significant investment of time and resources – it is better to start preparing right now. The second one is much simpler and accessible to everyone, we will consider this very option in this article.

Decide on the period in advance. You can not be limited to just one day, but offer visitors a whole week of “scary” games. Thus, you can accept everyone who wants to participate in thematic games, and also increase your income, because not all people will be able to get to you on October 31st.

2. Festive decoration

Create a scary atmosphere with beetroot syrup, simulating blood. All you need to do is spray it with pads. From a regular bandage, you can make a web that is almost no different from the real one.
Do not forget about candles. Tin cans or old lampshades can act as candlesticks – this will give the holiday the necessary gloomy atmosphere. Use balloons. Orange balls painted with a black marker are best suited.

Decorate your website and page on social networks with the symbolism of the holiday. It is enough to modify some elements: fonts, icons, background images. You can do it yourself if you have access to the admin panel of the website. Also, this work can be quickly and inexpensively done by almost any freelance webmaster.

Decorate your website and page on social networks with the symbolism of the holiday. It is enough to modify some elements: fonts, icons, background images. You can do it yourself if you have access to the admin panel of the website. Also, this work can be quickly and inexpensively done by almost any freelance webmaster.

And do not forget about pumpkins! Visitors will definitely want to take photos of interesting specimens and put them on the Internet. Work hard in advance on cutting pumpkins – it’s not always as easy as it sounds.

A reasonable step would be to design a photo zone, which will serve as a magnet for visitors. Decorate it with a variety of frightening elements: decorative applique, pumpkins, spidernet, gloomy paintings, massive candle holders.

3. Immersion in an entourage game

Children (and many adults) are simply delighted with face painting! Hire an artist who specializes in body drawings. Fluorescent paint creates a special atmosphere on the playground, especially when playing in the dark.

Prepare gifts for the participants. Digital printing allows you to produce branded products in small print runs. It is best if each visitor receives a small souvenir in memory of the game. It can be balloons, pens, bracelets, cups and other gifts with Halloween attributes and your symbols.

Offer related services to your customers to enhance the experience of visiting your laser tag center. For example, contests for the best costume, thematic prize draws, interactive contests. It is best to spend them in between games. Assign the organization to instructors or engage animators for this purpose.

Horror Bag Contest

You need to put together in a fabric bag a variety of objects that are difficult to distinguish by touch: sponges for washing dishes, curly pasta, dried apricots, chewing worms, peeled kiwi peels.

The bag is transmitted in a circle. The participants, in turn, put their hand into it, find the first object that comes across and tell their “awesome” version of what this thing is and where it came from. According to the description, the participants of the competition must guess what kind of object they really are.

The one who named the correct answer is awarded a point, and the bag is passed further in a circle. The one who gets the most points is awarded a prize.

Team game “Catch the eye”

Participants are divided into two teams. Each team selects a “catcher” who must be equipped with half a gutted pumpkin. Catchers stand at a distance of 5-7 meters from their teams.

The task of the remaining players is to take turns throwing ping-pong balls painted like eyes into a pumpkin. Each member of the team is given several attempts. A catcher can catch balls with a pumpkin, but has no right to budge. The team with the most hits wins.

4. Scenarios for the outdoor laser tag

The LASERTAG.NET equipment already has everything necessary for holding an unforgettable theme holiday. From the autonomous operation of the headband in the Zombie mode and the new functionality (Bleeding, Regeneration) to ready-made presets and script designer.

Zombie

A scenario in which two teams fight, one of which is zombies, and the other one is people. The task of human players is to destroy all the zombies, and the task of zombies is to survive and destroy all opponents. The battle time is 5 minutes.

Taking away all health points with shots, zombies turn other players into their relatives with exactly the same game parameters. The affected player goes to the zombie team and begins to fight on his side. Limiting the power of the infrared ray of zombies’ taggers makes it possible to shoot only from a short distance – about 10-15 meters.

Parameters (10 players):

2 zombie players

  • health units – 200
  • IR beam power – 40
  • Damage – 100

8 human players – setting for team

  • health units – 100
  • damage – 100
  • inverse mode – on

Zombie-boss

This scenario is about the opposition of the human team and a practically invulnerable zombie (instructor). The zombie boss has a very large number of rounds and health units. Deactivated by shots, players become zombies and can infect others. Victory is awarded to a team that completely deactivates opponents. The battle time is 5 minutes.

Parameters (10 players):

1 Zombie Boss

  • health units – 500
  • damage – 100

Zombie players

  • health units – 200
  • damage – 100

8 human players – setting for team

  • health units – 200
  • damage – 50
  • inverse mode – on

Vampire clans

Players are divided into two teams. Activate the Vampire preset. Hitting an opponent, the player takes away his health and replenishes his units by the amount of damage inflicted. You can completely restore all health, but you can not exceed the starting parameter. The victory condition is to deactivate the opposing team. The battle time is 5 minutes.

Parameters:

Vampire players

  • health units – 200
  • damage – 50

8 human players – setting for team

  • health units – 100
  • damage – 50

Vampire lord

The battle of two teams – vampires and humans. The team that completely deactivates the opponents wins. One player from the vampire team is elected by the Lord – he has increased health and damage. The team of people consists of attack stormtroopers, snipers and doctors. The fight lasts 5 minutes.

Parameters (10 players):

1 vampire lord

  • health units – 500
  • damage – 50

4 vampire players

  • health units – 200
  • damage – 50

Human players (are activated by pre-sets):

  • 1 Sniper
  • 3 Stormtroopers
  • 1 Doctor

5. Scenarios for Arena Laser Tag

The current version of software for Windows includes many new exciting scenarios. We suggest using these ready-made solutions, adapting them to the theme of Halloween.

Ultimate weapon

Two teams play with the same predefined parameters. A shot deactivates with one hit, however, you must press the reload button after each shot. Points are awarded for deactivating an opponent, and are taken away for defeating a member of his team. The team that scores the most points wins.

The script devices (SIRIUS or Multistation) in Base mode are set on the bases of both teams. This allows players to respawn after being deactivated. Also place several scenario devices in Arsenal mode on the playground. This decision will encourage players to play actively since ammunition is limited.

Parameters:

  • health units – 100
  • damage – 100
  • cartridges – 30
  • clips – 1

Mind control

A script for two teams. For hitting an opponent, the player receives 1 point, and for deactivation – 2 points. Deactivated by shots, the enemy goes to the opposite team. Players can change the color of the team until there is only one squad left or the time of the battle is over.

Parameters:

  • health units – 100
  • damage – 50
  • cartridges – 10
  • clips – 10

Vampire Feud

Team mode. Hitting an opponent, the player takes away his health and replenishes his. You can completely replenish all health, but you can not exceed the starting parameter – 100 units. For hitting an opponent you will get 1 point, and for deactivation – 5 points. The team that scores more points than the other one wins. Auto-respawn after deactivation is on every 10 seconds.

Place several scenario devices in Arsenal mode on the playground, as during the battle the players may run out of cartridges.

Parameters:

  • health units – 100
  • damage – 25
  • cartridges – 10
  • clips – 20

6. Event Advertising

It is necessary to notify visitors in advance that themed games will be held in your laser tag center. Use maximum resources to promote:

  • customer base calling;
  • mailing in instant messengers ( WhatsApp, Imessenger);
  • targeted advertising on social networks (Facebook, Instagram).

To inform customers about a planned event, make a schedule of publications with the announcement of events. We advise to begin informing customers no later than 2 weeks before Halloween. A series of posts can contain both a general description of the program and news with the announcement of a specific scenario or competition.

Prepare a full description of the event program with vivid and awesome script names, contests and gifts. It is necessary to indicate the limited duration of the special games, as well as a call for pre-registration, while there is free time. A well-written description will add the necessary value and excitement around your event, which will provide you with pre-orders.