Lazer Tag Reference Guide

Basics | Requirements | Setup | Rules | Winning

The winner is the last player remaining.


  • At least six players with Lazer Tag equipment (16 recommended)
  • Duct tape or electrical tape in two colors
  • Optional referee


  1. Players should separate into two teams (or tribes) and place the tape with their team color around their arm. Both teams should have equal numbers of players.
  2. To start the game, players turn on their sensors and the teams head off in opposite directions and establish a team base position.
  3. After a pre-determined time limit (1 to 5 minutes - depending on the size of the playing field), the game begins.
  4. Each team must try to tag out the opposing team's players.
  5. Once half the players have been eliminated from the game, the teams combine and the players are on their own for the remainder of the game.


  1. The Lazer Tag Code must be observed.
    These are the basic rules for almost any Lazer Tag game.

  2. Team play is enforced.
    Teams may not tag out their own members until half the players have been eliminated.

  3. Players may form alliances.
    Any group of players may form an alliance at any time. Such play is encouraged.

  4. Players may not switch teams during a game.
    Even if one player has an alliance with another from another team, players cannot become a member of the other team or shoot at their teammates until after the teams are combined into one.


  • A player wins when he or she is the sole survivor and all the other players have been tagged out.
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