Fans of sci-fi movies like “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” might enjoy laser tag because it simulates laser tag gun battles on screen. Laser tag traces its roots to “Star Trek”. South Bend Electronics, a division of Milton Bradley, manufactured and introduced Star Trek Electronic Phasers in 1979. It was the first known toy to use infrared light and a corresponding sensor. So, it was my first laser tag game.
But you don’t have to join the Star Fleet to play laser tag. Cincinnati has many places that offer this recreational shooting sport. All prices quoted are per person and per game, unless otherwise noted.
The main event
9477 Oxford Road, West Chester Township; mainevent.com.
Main Event is an entertainment complex that offers laser tag, billiards, bowling, games, ropes, a restaurant and bar, and virtual reality. Laser tag costs $8 per 15-minute session.
Opening hours vary. Current business hours are Monday 10am-1am, Tuesday and Wednesday 10am-midnight, Thursday 11am-midnight, Friday 11am-2am and Saturday 9am-2 morning, and Sunday from 10 am to midnight. midnight.
5055 Glencrossing Way, Green Township; scallywagtag.com.
Scallywag Tag is an entertainment complex that offers laser tag, arcade and mini golf. The laser tag arena is designed to resemble 18th century pirate ships and a quaint Caribbean village. Features black lights, laser tag and phaser jackets. Each task includes a briefing and lasts 20 minutes.
Laser tag costs $8 for one game, $13 for two games, and $18 for three games. A three-hour pass costs $25, and an additional game costs $5. There are specials on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Opening hours Wednesday and Thursday from 4-9pm, Friday from 4pm-midnight, Saturday from noon-midnight, and Sunday from noon-7pm
Scene75 Entertainment Center
876 Ohio 28, Milford; scene75.com/cincinnati.
Scene75 is an entertainment center that offers laser tag, arcades, bumper cars, indoor go-karts, mini bowling, mini golf and more. It features a multi-level laser arena themed after the abandoned District 75 – a city that was abandoned during the zombie apocalypse. The city has three districts: residential, industrial and commercial. Each area has a rule that players set for bonus points. The first base is inside a house in the residential area of the city. The second base is under the water tower in the industrial area. The third base is on a skyscraper in the business district. District 75 accommodates up to 40 players. Laser tag costs $8.50 per game.
Opening hours vary. Their current hours of operation are Monday-Tuesday 11am-9pm, Wednesday-Thursday 3-9pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm, and Sunday 11am-9pm
Laser speed of light card
5879 US-62, Hillsboro; speedoflightlt.com.
Speed of Light Laser Tag is an entertainment venue that offers laser tag, redemption arcades, bounce house rentals, inflatables, and private parties. Laser tag is $5 per game on Friday, and $8 per game on Saturday and Sunday. Hours of operation are Wednesday and Thursday by appointment only, Friday 4-9pm, Saturday 1-9pm and Sunday 1-6pm
Strike and parts
510 Commonwealth Ave., Erlanger; strikeandspare.com/erlanger.
Strike & Spare is a bowling alley with laser tag, an arcade, bumper cars, a Rilix VR Coaster, roller skates, Time Freak, and a bar and grill. Laser tag costs $6.95 for an eight-minute session. Opening hours: Sunday noon-10pm, Monday-Thursday 10am-10pm, Friday 10am-11pm, Saturday 10am-11pm
Tactical force laser tag
mobile experience tactical forcelasertag.com.
Tactical Force Mobile Laser Tag is a mobile laser tag company that transports equipment to its customers’ locations. They bring laser tag to homes, churches, schools, festivals and other places. The company uses military-themed inflatable bunkers as military-style bunkers including army tanks, oil drums, tire stacks, and ACME crates. It can accommodate up to 15 players per game. Their trademarks are realistic-looking, stand-alone guns. Special events start at $400 for two hours of play.
3211 Lina Place, Coleraine Township; 3211 Lina Place, Coleraine Township; 3211 Lena Place, Coleraine Township; theplacecincy.com.
The Place is a venue that offers laser tag, arcades, bumper cars, climbing walls, roller skating, and ropes courses. They have a nearly 5,000 square foot, modern laser tag arena that includes two levels. There are interactive components on all levels to help elevate the gaming experience. Laser tag costs $8 per game or $14 for two games.
Hours of operation are Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, Friday and Saturday from 1 to 10 pm, and Sunday from 1 to 7 pm
Web Extreme Entertainment
7172 Cincinnati Dayton Rd., West Chester Township; funattheweb.com.
Web Extreme Entertainment is an entertainment venue that offers laser tag, climbing walls, go-kart racing, interactive trampolines, mini bowling, mini golf, and virtual reality. Their laser tag arena includes eight high level platforms to enhance the 3D gameplay. Laser tag costs $9 per game.
Their hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 1-9pm, Friday 1-11pm, Saturday 11am-11pm, and Sunday 11am-9pm.
Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park
3321 Alamo Ave. Oakley; urbanair.com/ohio-cincinnati.
Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park is an entertainment complex that offers laser tag, climbing walls, dodgeball, drop zone, ropes courses, sky rider, slam dunk area, trampoline, fall track and more. Laser tag costs $7.99 per game. The Ultimate Pass includes laser tag and other attractions.
Opening hours vary. Regular business hours are Monday-Wednesday 10am-8pm, Thursday 3-8pm, Friday noon-8pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-7pm