A great believer in exploring the off beat, non-touristy things hidden inside every city.
Published August 22nd 2015
Sniper warfare in safe confines
I have always had deep respect for the men and women in uniform who have willingly chosen to put their bodies in front of ours, so we can sleep safe. When on our recent holiday to Scotland, our girls wanted to have a go at Laser tag, I found myself being talked into trying it for myself as well.
For the uninitiated, Laser tag is a game played with laser gun and a vest with sensors inside a purpose built dark room. The objective is to get as many shots as possible firing your laser gun at your opponents' vests. Each shot that finds its mark earns you points.
With ramps, fast paced music and pitch black rooms, this sniper warfare makes for an exciting time not just for kids but also for adults. I undertand that bookings are also taken for birthday parties and other corporate events. The one here in Greenock has a cafe as well with hot and cold meals. For £5 for 2 games, it was indeed a good deal, when compared to some of the other laser tag places in bigger cities.
So, two adrenaline-charged games later, I came out, decidedly having enjoyed the experience and all the more in admiration for the Armed Forces where a shot in one's chest doesn't just mean a point down in the score board, but a chasm between life or death!