Who would have thought that it is possible to feel the adrenaline rush of playing dodge ball combined with the precision needed of hitting the bulls eye? Archery equipment is a new and fun way to enjoy the sport of archery. Contrary to the traditional archery, Archery Tag is played by teams. This fosters an environment of excitement, sportsmanship and teamwork.
Archery equipment is played with two teams. Each team is composed of 5 players. Each player must have the following Archery Tag equipment:
1 Archery Tag approved mask that covers the eyes, ears, & mouth1 official Archery Tag Bow2 official Archery Tag “non-lethal” arrows
The field has a dimension of 24m x 11m. The safe zone in the middle measures 6m x 11m which leaves each team an area of 9m x 11m as their base. Other equipment that needs to be set up in the field are the following:
Archery Tag 5-Spot Target Set (2 Targets per set) Archery Tag Bunker Set (6 bunkers per field)
There are two possible game styles the players can play. In League Style, the objective of each team is to garner the most number of points within the allotted time (5 – 10 minutes). A point can be earned by shooting an opposing player with an arrow in the player’s body (including the head), uniform, or any equipment (bows, arrows, masks, etc.). Two points can be earned by a player who can completely knock off a spot from the opposing team’s target. Two points is also awarded if a player is able to catch an opponent’s arrow in mid-air.
In contrast to League Style, the objective of Elimination Style is to have more players and secured target spots remaining by the end of the game. A player can eliminate an opponent by hitting the opposing player’s body (including the head), uniform, or any equipment (bows, arrows, masks, etc.). A player is also eliminated if the arrow shot by the player is caught mid-air by an opponent. As for the team that caught the arrow, this allows them to recall a player in the game. Aside from catching the opponent’s arrow mid-flight, it is possible to recall a player by knocking of a spot in the opposing team’s target.
So what are you waiting for? Call friends or family members and try out archery equipment!