This weekend something special happened...I
played my 300th laser tag arena at Laser Quest Wichita! This visit to Kansas
also allowed me to count Wichita as my final LQ in America. As of now (unless
any more should happen to open) I have played every currently active Laser
Quest location in the United States. And this was the perfect way to complete
My day began with a 3:00 am wake-up (as most
of my tag trips do) and it was early afternoon when I arrived in Wichita and
was greeted by manager Nate who hooked me up with some tag swag and most
I told him I wanted to play a couple of games
right then and afterwards I planned to travel two hours north to visit friends
in Topeka (and yes, play a little more tag, which is why I had to make this
number official before doing anything else) then I would return later that
night to play the Ironman. So I signed up for the first available game which
included some public players and a birthday group. Fortunately, it also
included a more experienced player, Grant (aka GGGUnit14), who I was told in
advance is one of their regulars who is quite good and mostly comes in to play
for cardio. Perfect! I introduced myself and he asked me if I was “the legend”,
to which I said “hardly...just a prolific player” because even though I’ve
played at a lot Laser Quests I don’t really get to practice often because there
are none in NY. Still, it was flattering that he knew what I was there for and
we agreed to do some dueling against each other in the orange tower and this
was a fun way to get a little more competitive. Such a great time!
The arena is large and a more classic LQ look
than some of the others I’ve played recently.
The fog makes it hard to get good pics inside
the arena, which is a shame because the banner glowed neon bright under the
So once it was official we took a few pics
After a couple of games I left for awhile to
visit with my friends who live in northern Kansas and returned later in the
evening to learn that there was a packed arena for the 9:30 Ironman. This
looked like the start of a great game!
Sure enough, this proved to be a wonderful
time. 33 players made returning for the game really worthwhile and it was a
great way to round out a long, but very enjoyable day.
BTW, the top score was Grant using an
alternate code name. Nice game!
I was only able to stay in Wichita for just
this one evening, but I’m so glad that these are the memories that I will have
to look back on when I think about the completion of my “quest” to play at
every Laser Quest in the USA (truly laser tagging America) and where I played
my 300th arena.
What’s next? Well there are still five more
LQs for me to get to in Canada! ;)