Before vesting up to play in your laser tag arena, your guests will need to be briefed on how to play the game. Your briefing room should make it easy for your game commander to explain the arena rules and how to use the laser tag equipment.
Some operators prefer to use a DVD or video when briefing the players on the laser tag system, while others prefer a live presenter for every game. Bringing in equipment to show players how to use the equipment is also common and can be very interactive, especially with birthday children. Some briefing rooms have places or areas to sit while others have all the players remain standing during the brief.
These are all preferences as briefing can be done in any of the ways listed above, but you’ll only need about 9 square foot per pack to comfortably fit your players.
Your layout between your briefing room, vesting room, arena, and lobby are crucial to your throughput. While customers are being instructed, those playing the game should be hanging up their vests in the vesting room and exiting to your lobby through an exit in that room. That way when the briefing is completed, they should be able to move directly into the vesting room without encountering the previous game’s players. Facilities that can’t accommodate this kind of flow can suffer lower revenue and fewer games per hour.
Check out the Arena tab in this section to see a sample layout of how the briefing, vesting, tech, and arena rooms should be laid out for optimal throughput.
Theming in your briefing room is an important aspect of starting to set the mood for your guest’s experience.