The idea is for two teams to shoot each other with arrows. Sort of reminds me of The Hunger Games; let’s hope they stay with arrows. Before anyone starts to complain, the game is actually a lot less painful than paintball, as the tips of the arrows are made of foam.
Archery Tag – Archery Sports Global
Archery Tag said on its website, two teams, consisting of 5 players each playing opposite one another, are separated by a “safe zone.” Each team also has what we call a “5-Spot Knockout Target.” There are two objectives:
1) Tag the opponents
2) Knock out the five discs of the opposing team’s target.
You eliminate a player by tagging him or her with an arrow, or by catching his or her arrow.
The 5-Spot Targets work to save a “life” of one of the players. A “tagged” player can be called back into the game when a target spot is knocked out or when a teammate catches an arrow.
John Jackson, founder of Archery Tag, said: “In the spring of 2011, while working on a new archery product, there was the idea of placing a foam tip on an arrow and shooting each other with it. Within an hour or so, the first prototype and a new sport was born!”
It looks like a lot of fun, but I may just leave this one to my husband and the kids.