Archery District: Gameplay & Frequently Asked Questions | Archery District
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GAME PLAY

Objective

Use your bow & foam-tipped arrows to shoot opposing players and targets to win the game. Obstacles are set on both sides of the field and teams must strategize a plan to take out the opponent. Players rush to the center of the field to retrieve arrows at the start of each game and can only hold one arrow at a time. Each game of archery tag can go up to 10 minutes and consist anywhere between 2 to 20 players.

There are 3 ways to win a game:
1. Knock out all five target pieces of the opposing side
2. Disqualify the opponent by tagging out all opposing players
3. Accumulate more points than the opponent when the time limit reaches zero

Depending on the gamemode, there could be different rules and other ways to win the game.

Tagged Players

When a player is hit by an arrow from the opposing side, he/she is tagged out and must stand on the side lines.

The following counts as a hit:

  • o Head shot
  • o Bow shot
  • o Arrow shot
  • o Body shot

The following does not count as a hit:

  • o Ricochet or rebound shots
  • o Getting shot while inside the safe zone

Depending on the gamemode, getting hit by an arrow will have different consequences.

Equipment

Provided during the game
o Official Archery Tag bows and “non-lethal” safety patented foam-tipped arrows
o Face Masks
o Bunkers & Targets
o Armguards

What to Bring
o Athletic clothing
o Clean pair of shoes
o Piece of government issued ID
o Lock (optional)
o Personal mask (optional)

Zoning

A 10-foot area in the middle of the field, known as the safe zone, separates the arena into two equal sides. Players may enter this area only to retrieve arrows and can only stay inside for a maximum of 5 seconds. Players are not allowed to shoot other players in the safe zone and no one is allowed to shoot while standing inside the safe zone. No player is allowed to cross beyond the safe zone to reach the opposing side. The safe zone is a key element consistent throughout all gamemodes.

Revival

If a teammate catches an arrow or shoots out one of the five spot target pieces, an eliminated player on your team will revive and re-enter the match. Players re-enter the match in the order they were eliminated. Depending on the gamemode, catching an arrow and shooting a target piece may have different effects.

Team Building

Archery Tag is a fun team-based activity that is best played with friends, relative, colleagues, and large groups of people. Communicate and work together cohesively as a team to best your opponent. Different gamemodes challenge players in unique ways and help build self-confidence, promote communication, and improve teamwork skills. You can also choose to compete with each other by joining different sides in order to shoot your friends!

ARCHERY DISTRICT

Archery District is Canada’s first and most popular original archery tag facility to experience the thrill of shooting friends, family, and co-workers with a bow & arrow. Our goal is to revolutionize archery tag as a sport, as well as promote a healthy active lifestyle in today’s society.

Archery District delivers a state-of-the-art interactive environment with innovative gameplay and superior customer service across multiple locations throughout Canada. Archery District is also the first to implement the original League system and is home to competitive archery tag players worldwide.

RULES

1. NEVER take off your safety mask while inside the arena.
2. NEVER dry fire the bow (shooting the bow without an arrow).
3. NEVER shoot a broken arrow or one without a foam tip.
4. NEVER shoot arrows at someone from point-blank range or in the safety zone.
5. NEVER throw equipment or use them to obstruct arrows.
6. ALWAYS follow the instructions of the Referee and Instructor.
7. ALWAYS keep shoes on.
8. ALWAYS remove any loose articles before entering the arena.
9. ALWAYS use common sense.

ARCHERY TAG

Archery Tag is a team-based combat archery game played with safety patented foam-tipped arrows. It combines elements from paintball, dodgeball, and traditional archery, making it an one-of-a-kind experience. Archery District is the official Archery Tag chain in Canada.

GAME MODE
FAQ

Can I bring in food?

No outside food or drinks permitted.

Do I need to wear an armguard?

Armguards are optional for any activity at Archery District. To participate in shooting range or arena, you are advised to wear an arm guard for your safety (can be Archery District Arm Guard or bring in personal ones).

How do I book?

1. Select “Sessions” for regular bookings or “League” for league reservations. 2. If you have a voucher code, click “Promotion code” to enter it. 3. Select the number of participants under “Options”. Also pick the League season from the drop-down menu if making a league reservation. 4. Click “Pick Date” to see all available time slots and pick the day you would like to book. 5. Select a time slot and click “Book”. 6. Enter your personal information or sign in with Facebook. Click “Next” and “Checkout” to proceed. 7. Agree to the conditions and policies. Click “Pay now and confirm your booking!” 8. To pay with Paypal, click “Pay with my Paypal account” and follow the on-screen instructions. To pay with Visa, Mastercard, or American Express, click “Don't have a Paypal account?”

How many players do I need to play archery tag?

To get the full experience of archery tag, we recommend no less than 6 people, which limits the amount of game modes you can play. To be able to try out all the game modes, a total of 10 people is recommended. For the best experience possible and get the most fun out of archery tag, we highly recommend coming with a group of 20 people or more.

Are your facilities indoor?

Yes, our facilities are indoors. However, we do host mobile outdoor events during the summer.

Is there an age restriction?

The recommended age is 10 and up. Those ages 16 and under must be supervised by a parent/guardian. You must be 18 years of age to sign the waiver.

What are the draw weight and length of the bow?

The draw weight is 25lb and the draw length is 29 inches.

What is the FPS (feet per second)?

The arrow flies at 90 FPS (a standard paint-ball goes 280 FPS).

How much time will we need to play?

You have 10 minutes for target practice and 50 minutes on the field. Each game can be 5-10 minutes long.

What should I wear?

Athletic clothing and a clean pair of shoes.

Can I bring my own equipment?

For fairness and safety reasons, you are only allowed to use equipment provided by Archery District. However, you are welcome to use your own standard paint-ball mask with staff approval.

Are we recorded on video?

You will be under the surveillance of security cameras for your own safety.

Can I just play with just my friends?

If you would like to only play with your friends or have a private event, we suggest purchasing all available spots in a session.

Is there parking?

Yes, all of our facilities have parking available.

Are there lockers?

Yes, we have lockers available for free use at our Toronto - Scarborough location. However, Archery District will not be responsible for any lost personal belongings.

How come I can’t book more than 1 week in advance?

Please click the “Pick Dates” button to book any time slot 4 months ahead.

What is your cancellation policy?

All sales are final. No refunds can be granted for bookings.

Can I walk-in?

We take walk-ins during all regular business hours but pleased be advised that all online bookings take priority and each store has its own business hours. Please refer to the “Contact” page for more information.

How do I book the party rooms?

Each store has its own requirement to book the party room. Please refer to each individual store's “Booking” page for more information. You may bring in your own food and drinks for party rooms.

Do you sell equipment and merchandise?

Yes, we sell arm guards, t-shirts, and various merchandise. Please refer to the “Store” page for more information.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, Credit card, and Paypal.

Can I bring a GoPro or camera to film gameplay or take photos?

Yes, but Archery District will not be responsible for any damages to your personal devices.

Do you clean and disinfect masks?

Yes, all masks are cleaned with 90% rubbing alcohol after each session.

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