I’m always on the quest to find unique adventures and experiences which is why I HAD to check out combat archery at Archery Arena in Cincinnati.
What is Combat Archery?
Combat archery is similar to dodgeball and paintball but you are using foam-tipped arrows to tag each other.
How do you play?
At Archery Arena you get 15 minutes of training followed by 60 minutes of gameplay creating a 75-minute session.
The more people, the more fun, in my opinion. Groups will have the opportunity to play a few different types of games and it’s fun for ALL ages.
You don’t need prior experience before playing and you will be given a face mask, bow, and a forearm protector to use during the game.
Combat Archery is all about strategy…several of the games start off similar to a game of dodgeball…but you are racing for foam tip arrows in the center of the room instead…and you better be fast at something…either ducking or shooting….or you’ll be out…but don’t worry you will still get plenty of playing time even if you do get out early in a game.
Our group ages ranged from 10 – 50+…..and the adults won more than the kids in the challenges….I feel like that’s really important to share…because we actually WON and they had youth on their side!
Does it hurt?
No, the only thing that will hurt is your ego if you get hit. Seriously, it’s not painful. The “tip” of the arrow is made of foam.
What should I wear?
Dress in comfortable layers because you will SWEAT! But trust me when I say that sweating has never been so FUN! It doesn’t take long to warm up so you will want to wear the type of clothing that you would work out in for optimal movement. It also wouldn’t hurt to bring a bottle of water because you will get thirsty or you can purchase them there.
How old do you have to be to play combat archery?
Players must be 10 years of age to play. Youth games available from age 7-13.
Individual tickets start at $25 but there are also special rates for private groups and teambuilding.
A Spider-Verse Themed Adventure
Our visit to Archery Arena was part of a Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse themed adventure.
Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where anyone can wear the mask.
You can find more information about Archery Arena from their website.
Archery Arena is located at 4950 Provident Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45246. (513) 860-0874
Thanks again to Archery Arena and capturing incredible footage during our games and hosting our visit.
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