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  • Published at 06:01 pm November 29th, 2018
Laser  Tag
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As much as Dhaka residents love complaining about the lack of entertainment options in our beloved capital city, things have been heating up in recent months, with fun new amusements popping up around town.

Now you can add something new to your weekend plans because South Asia’s biggest gaming zone, Ultimate Fun Factory, is now in Dhaka. I decided to go check it out for myself to see if it was worth the hype.

Where to find it

The gaming zone is situated at levels 14-18 at Bashundhara City shopping complex. The place has a futuristic vibe with plenty of choices - perfect for the young and the restless. The entry ticket is priced at Tk50. There are VR racing games, shooting games, bowling and many more, but I went in with the mission to try out their laser tag.

How to play?

This is a group based game. The ticket price for laser tag is Tk250 per person which is quite reasonable. There can be up to 26-28 players in total. They will be divided into two teams - the red team and the green team. Before we entered the gaming arena, we were all made to put on a vest with our names and team names on it, and each of us was handed a laser gun to shoot with. The instructor explained the game which is pretty simple - when the lights go down, the game begins. If you shoot a player from the opposing team, you get a hundred points and if they shoot you or you shoot your own team member you lose points. The whole round is for 10 minutes only but it is very exhausting and exciting at the same time.

The experience

Our opponents were people we didn’t really know, so it’s sort of a fun way to interact with new people as well. As the room got dark, that very moment gave us a sudden push and an urge to win somehow.  Everybody just kept on running not knowing who they could run into, shooting at the lights on the vests for all we were worth. Even the mildest player somehow became competitive. People who are not even that active should play this because it surely keeps you going. At the end of the game when we came out of the room, we saw that the scores wrere on display and surprisingly our team won which made the day even better. Now I know exactly why Barney Stinson was obsessed with laser tag.

So if you want to experience that stressful yet crazy fun time then you should definitely go to Ultimate Fun Factory because you surely won’t regret it.