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Discovery Kids Spaceship Laser Tag

Discovery Kids Spaceship Laser Tag

Fall 2012 Toys
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: NKOK, Inc.
Price: $24.99

Fun for indoor or outdoor play, this laser tag system uses two handheld lasers that are well-sized for both smaller and larger hands. To begin a new game, players turn on their lasers and calibrate them to each others. Each laser is loaded with 5 laser blasts and can be reloaded as many times as needed. Each laser device can sustain 6 hits before it is disabled and the player using it loses the game.

The manual claims the effective range is up to 33 feet, although we were unable to confirm this precisely. We did find that it worked successfully in a large backyard setting. As you are playing, each laser makes a beeping noise so you are always aware of where your opponent is. Although this is helpful for younger children, the older children and adults would have preferred the ability to do sneak attacks.

Overall, this certainly got both our children and adult testers up, running around and laughing on numerous occasions - great qualities for any family game.

Jessica Hensley   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Jessica Hensley is a web designer, yoga and fitness enthusiast and proud mother of two very active young boys. She has been working with family and educational websites for over 12 years.

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