WHAT IS COMBAT ARCHERY?
The basic idea is to tag out the opposition using arrows, teamwork and skill!
ALL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED
Think dodgeball, but with bows and foam-tipped arrows!
All sessions start with 25 minutes of training, rules and safety instruction. Then the group will be split into teams and take to the arena for 50 minutes of exciting gameplay.
All equipment is fully disinfected and sanitized
When you sign up as a single player, you will join a public game for your selected time slot.
Each game has space for up to 20 players - maximum 10 to a team - but will need a minimum of 6 players total to run a game.
If there aren't enough players to fill your time slot, then we will contact you on the day to fit you into another one or provide a full refund.
When you book a private event, you get the whole arena for up to 20 players!
More than 20 players? You can add 4 more people at $15 each, for a total of 24 players in the arena.
Consider adding another session to your experience to run a tournament with up to 40 players! Additional one-hour blocks can be purchased for $350.
For groups over 24 players, we suggest contacting us to help you plan your event.
EVENTS AT ARCHERY GAMES
PLAY AT THE PLAYGROUND
Boston Playground is our latest addition to the facility! The indoor play space is a screen free environment, packed with educational and creative games.
This area is just for ages 1 - 10, but parents and infants are welcome too! Host an unforgettable birthday party, or join us for a weekly open play session.
Visit the Boston Playground website for more information.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW IS YOUR FACILITY DEALING WITH THE RISKS OF COVID-19?
To keep our guests safe, we have made a few changes to our business.
Groups of minimum 8 can now book the entire arena for a private game ($27 per player).
Masks are required in the public spaces of the building but not mandatory while playing in the arena. If you do not have a mask, our front desk will have masks available for purchase.
Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building and all equipment is cleaned before and after use. Masks are only used once per day and then they go into a deep clean.
We have limited our schedule to prevent overlap between groups and to minimize groups in the building.
Please contact us with any questions you may have, and help us limit the number of people in our facility by calling ahead before your visit.
WHAT IS COMBAT ARCHERY?
Archery Games offers combat archery which is played similar to dodgeball - but with bows and soft foam-tipped arrows. You will play through a number of different game modes, each lasting around 5 minutes.
We provide all the equipment you will need to play and stay safe. Our foam arrows don't leave marks or bruises when you're hit, making it an accessible game for the whole family.
We also offer Nerf Wars, an easier version of combat archery played with nerf guns, for ages 4 - 10.
HOW LONG IS EACH SESSION?
Each session is 75 minutes long. This includes 25 minutes of briefing, basic archery training and practice time, and follows by 50 minutes of game play. Players will have opportunities for refreshments or washroom breaks between games.
Double sessions are offered for $15 per player directly after a session.
IS THERE AN AGE RESTRICTION?
The recommended age is 10 years old and up - but for private events, you could have kids younger than 10 (no younger than 7 recommended) join in on the fun. For participants who are under 18 years old, parents or guardians must sign the waiver for their minor(s).
Nerf Wars is for ages 4 - 10 and all equipment is provided. You can view our Booking page for more information and to see upcoming games.
For even younger children, Boston Playground is our indoor play space for ages 1 - 10. Infants and parents are welcome to play too. View the website for more information.
I DON’T HAVE ANY ARCHERY EXPERIENCE. CAN I STILL PLAY?
No archery experience is required to play. Prior to the actual game play, all players will be provided basic training and sufficient time to practice shooting. A dedicated staff member will help train all players to become champions on the playing field!
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
A pair of clean athletic indoor shoes is required to enter the arena. We suggest wearing athletic clothing such as t-shirt and shorts. We also recommend removing all jewelry prior to game play. For players who wear glasses, we have specially-cut masks for you, but we recommend wearing contacts if you can.
CAN WE BRING OUR OWN FOOD/DRINK?
You may bring in your own dessert, drinks, and presents as you like and any plates, cups, napkins, and cutlery as needed. No other food will be permitted outside of the listed options, doing so will result in a $25 charge. If you would like food to be ready at your table after the game, consider ordering from our partner restaurant's menu here. For any special food requests, please contact us.
WHAT IF I AM LATE FOR MY SESSION?
All players should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to reserved game time. In the instance where safety training is missed, we may decide at our discretion whether any late arrivals may participate in game play. Please contact us and let us know if you or your group will be late and we will do our best to accommodate. However, arriving late will likely result in less game play time and a limited experience. No refunds are issued for players arriving late.
CAN I BOOK A PRIVATE SESSION FOR MY GROUP ONLY?
To block off an entire session during our public hours, the cost is $450 per hour. This session will be entirely private for your group and groups larger than 20 can be accommodated.
We require that all private bookings are paid online. In the case of cancellations within 48 hours of the booking, the full amount will be charged.
If you have a larger group or event, please contact us and we will gladly work with you to accommodate. We can also arrange for private bookings outside of our regular hours.
CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE PRIVATE EVENTS?
For any special or private event, our 13,000 square foot facility will be happy to accommodate. Please contact us to find out more about our corporate packages and private event pricing. We are happy to host for birthday parties, bachelor & bachelorette parties, fundraisers, corporate events, team building or any occasion.
WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?
If you have to cancel or are unable to make your booking, please contact us as soon as possible. We do not require payment at the time of booking but appreciate being informed of cancellations so we can open up the time slot to other players. Payment is optional at time of online booking or can be paid upon arrival at Archery Games.
If booking an entire slot (or 16 spots and more):
50% charge if cancelled within a week of your booking
100% charge if cancelled within 48hrs of your booking
No charges if cancelled a week before your booking
Regular bookings (under 16 spots booked):
50% charge if cancelled within 48hrs of your booking
100% charge if cancelled within 24hrs of your booking
No charges if cancelled before 48 hrs of your booking
DO YOU SELL GIFT CERTIFICATES?
DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER ACTIVITIES I CAN ADD TO MY EVENT?
Within the same facility, we also offer:
- Room Escape Boston: You and a group of up to 8 players are trapped in a room and have to work together and against the clock to escape!
- Nerf Wars: Something for the younger kids (ages 4 - 10) to enjoy! Blast away in the Archery Games arena but with Nerf Blasters and face protection.
- Boston Playground: Brand new innovative indoor playground for ages 1 - 10. Features a huge bouncy arena, climbing wall, giant building blocks and other fun activities. Perfect for birthdays and drop-in open play.