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February 27, 2019

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The Top Places to Play Laser Tag Near Seattle

February 27, 2019

Don’t want to get trapped with bored kids and nothing to do this weekend? Don’t get stuck in the house while your weekend wastes away. It’s time to come up with a game plan, something fun that the whole family can enjoy. But what can a parent with limited time and some very antsy kids do that will make everyone happy?

Movies can be expensive. Bored Games can get played out. You’ve already watched everything on Netflix. And most likely, your kids could use a break from their phones. We’ve all seen the tell-tale sign that a child has run out of activities to keep them occupied and now they’re B-O-R-E-D. Don’t let boredom ruin your weekend!

Parents, it’s time to get your kids out of the house and do something active where you actually connect with your children. If you want to do something fun, why not face off against your friends and family in a no-holds-barred epic game of laser tag? Everyone will want to get in on the action and trust us, it’s a blast!

Laser tag is a great activity for all ages, from young kids’ birthday parties to adults looking for a way to cut loose. And there are so many ways to play laser tag in Seattle. Even if you think you’ve played laser tag before, many Seattle laser tag venues are changing the way the game is experienced and trying new ways to up the challenge. Some are even taking the action outside or are making the gameplay even more competitive.

If you’re looking to plan a celebration with friends, have a fun day out with the kids, or want a totally unique activity for an epic date night, laser tag can be a fun way to loosen up, get your heart rate up, and bond big-time with your kids.

In the Seattle area, there are many places where you can plan your next game of laser tag, but only some that we can 100 percent guarantee will leave you begging for more. Here four of our favorite laser tag spots that deliver on a unique and superior experience. Some offer a classic laser tag game, while others take things to whole new levels. You might just have the time of your life!

1. Laser Tag Live

We all have an idea of what a laser tag arena looks like. Usually, there are two teams in velcro vests shooting it out in a dark room surrounded by fog and neon lights. Of course, there’s a reason why this version of the game is a classic, but now Laser Tag Live is trying to change the way we used to play the game.

Here, they take the game outside and customize the laser tag experience to each customer.

If you’re looking to play laser tag on the fly or perhaps you’d like your gaming experience to be mobile, Laser Tag Live is a totally unique experience where staff will help you plan and carry out your own laser tag course wherever you want. Whether it’s in a rented warehouse space, a field, a school, or even community centers, Laser Tag Live brings the party to you.

Laser Tag Live has a dedicated staff who will help you divide your group into teams, carries top-of-the-line equipment, and bring the fun with every game. And this innovative company is community-minded too.

Laser Tag Live says that their goal is to give back to communities by engaging them in prosocial behavior and positive team building. So, if you’re looking for a fun way to team build in your corporate office, this might be the best choice for you.

2. High Trek Laser Tag

Anything is possible with High Trek Laser Tag whose outdoor style gameplay is what makes this a fun way to spend a nice night. High Trek specializes in tactical laser tag where players can compete in a range of up to 600 feet.

Laser tag gear is tricked out with variable hit damage, range, sound effects, and reverberation depending on player preferences. The recommended age for participating is seven-years-old and up, though kids of any age are allowed to participate with their parents’ permission.

3. Virtual Sports

Looking for options in your laser tag course? Virtual Sports has multiple different missions meaning that the game can vary every time you play. Versions include Capture the Flag-style missions, classic team-vs-team, and a tug-of-war mission where players must battle to grab “supply boxes” to gain points.

If you’re looking for other ways to play, why not try Virtual Sports Virtual Reality glasses or have a Nerf gun battle on the unique Astro Field. But no matter what, give Virtual Sports a shot and have fun!

4. Bullwinkle’s

Are you ready for some real fun? Bullwinkle’s has so many attractions for the whole family including miniature golf, go-karts, batting cages, bumper boats, bumper cars, bowling, virtual reality challenge, the Screamin’ Swing, Frog Hopper, Sling Shot, Kidopolis Playground, traffic school, and one of the most sought-after attractions — Lazer Xtreme.

What makes this laser tag experience so unique is that they combine traditional laser tag gaming with virtual reality. And the course is pretty cool too! The arena is decked out with strobe lights, fog, and music to get your heart pumping. And as soon as you break into teams, the game is on. Up to 16 people can play in one game of laser tag, making this the perfect activity for a birthday party or large group gathering.

Why not try it out or plan your next fun-tastic laser tag experience? They offer party packages for groups of six or more where you can pick three, four, or five attractions to explore. Each package comes with tokens, so you can hit the arcade and rack up enough points to get a prize before battling it out in the Lazer Xtreme arena.

So, what are you ready for a laser tag challenge?

Lifestyle

The Men’s Fashion Trends That Will Set Summer 2019 on Fire

February 27, 2019

Summer 2019 may still be a few months away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have one eye on the fashion trends that are set to set it on fire. By getting ahead of the game in this sense, you will be able to ready your wardrobe for the exact moment that the first ray of summer sun hits. You may also be able to find some items of clothing at a relatively cheap price before they shoot up in popularity and subsequently value.

To find the male style trends that are set to control the fashion landscape over the summer months, make sure to read on.

Short shorts will be in

The last few summers have been dominated by short shorts and, for better or worse, summer 2019 is set to follow suit.

When it comes to buying short shorts, just know that there are a number of unspoken yet all-important rules that you need to abide by. These include:

  • Getting the right fit — Your shorts shouldn’t be either too short or too long.
  • Wearing underwear that is appropriate and not at all undignified — Your shorts will show off what you wear underneath at times whether you like it or not, so don’t be wearing dirty or smutty boxers.
  • Not wearing long tops with your shorts — This will make your outfit look disjointed and it will confuse onlookers.
  • Being confident — If you’re going to give the short shorts style a go, you have to carry it off with confidence.

Elegance will be of value

Elegance is set to be of real value in summer 2019, which means you’re going to have to keep that sportswear, those tracksuits, and those trainers locked away until winter rears its head again next year. You have to stay elegant, which means buying clothes that are designed-to-fit and are made with the finest fabrics. You can find clothes that fit this bill at Mr-Start.com, a clothing store that prides itself on being a fusion of classic casual tailoring and elegant styling.

Neon is not a no-no — it’s in

For a long time, neon has been a real no-no in the fashion world. In summer 2019, however, that is all set to change. If the very latest fashion shows are anything to go by then this kind of brightly colored, fluorescent clothing that has long been a staple of raving culture is set to be very much in.

Look on the bright side, at least you’ll have plenty of colors to choose from!

Bucket hats will be big news

Another fashion that has long been pigeonholed to the 90s music scene is the humble bucket hat. This, like neon, is set for a renaissance in the fashion world, however, so it might be a good idea for you to invest in one now. If you do, you won’t look like you’re jumping on the bucket-hat bandwagon halfway through the summer.

If you want to be serious about style throughout summer 2019, then you have to consider the fashions listed above.

Summer 2019 may still be a few months away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have one eye on the fashion trends that are set to set it on fire. By getting ahead of the game in this sense, you will be able to ready your wardrobe for the exact moment that the first ray of summer sun hits. You may also be able to find some items of clothing at a relatively cheap price before they shoot up in popularity and subsequently value.

To find the male style trends that are set to control the fashion landscape over the summer months, make sure to read on.

Short shorts will be in

The last few summers have been dominated by short shorts and, for better or worse, summer 2019 is set to follow suit.

When it comes to buying short shorts, just know that there are a number of unspoken yet all-important rules that you need to abide by. These include:

  • Getting the right fit — Your shorts shouldn’t be either too short or too long.
  • Wearing underwear that is appropriate and not at all undignified — Your shorts will show off what you wear underneath at times whether you like it or not, so don’t be wearing dirty or smutty boxers.
  • Not wearing long tops with your shorts — This will make your outfit look disjointed and it will confuse onlookers.
  • Being confident — If you’re going to give the short shorts style a go, you have to carry it off with confidence.

Elegance will be of value

Elegance is set to be of real value in summer 2019, which means you’re going to have to keep that sportswear, those tracksuits, and those trainers locked away until winter rears its head again next year. You have to stay elegant, which means buying clothes that are designed-to-fit and are made with the finest fabrics. You can find clothes that fit this bill at Mr-Start.com, a clothing store that prides itself on being a fusion of classic casual tailoring and elegant styling.

Neon is not a no-no — it’s in

For a long time, neon has been a real no-no in the fashion world. In summer 2019, however, that is all set to change. If the very latest fashion shows are anything to go by then this kind of brightly colored, fluorescent clothing that has long been a staple of raving culture is set to be very much in.

Look on the bright side, at least you’ll have plenty of colors to choose from!

Bucket hats will be big news

Another fashion that has long been pigeonholed to the 90s music scene is the humble bucket hat. This, like neon, is set for a renaissance in the fashion world, however, so it might be a good idea for you to invest in one now. If you do, you won’t look like you’re jumping on the bucket-hat bandwagon halfway through the summer.

If you want to be serious about style throughout summer 2019, then you have to consider the fashions listed above.

General Motors, surprised the automotive industry in 1939 when they held a major unveiling of a new car, a prototype that was not in production. Prior to this, major unveilings were limited to car models that were just about to be produced and sold to the public. This car was different. It was a wild new design and General Motors dubbed it the “Y-Job.”

The Y-Job was the brainchild of Harley Earl, General Motor’s Chief of Design. In the front was a long, narrow hood with four prominent chrome exhaust pipes. In the rear was a classic “boattail.” The design was a mixture of the past and the future.

Earl wanted the Y-job to be the ultimate car. To that end, he pushed General Motor’s design team to come up with styling and mechanical features that hadn’t been seen or even imagined before.   Our automotive historian at Speedway Autogroup (Lansing, KS) told us that there were complaints from many of those that worked with Earl that he was asking for technology to be developed that was almost impossible.

Completed in late 1938, Earl’s Y-job boasted a long list of firsts that included such things as a power-operated soft top, power windows, push-button outer door handles, retractable headlights and extended front fenders. And it was big.  Between its broad horizontal grille and tapered tail, the car stretched more than 17 feet yet stood only 58 inches high.

At some point in the design process, Harley discussed with GM president Alfred Sloan the idea of giving concept cars a broader purpose of using them to test styling concepts with consumers well in advance of production. Earl’s theory was that most car buyers didn’t know exactly what they wanted until they saw it sitting in front of them. But if “cars of the future” toured the show circuit, Earl reasoned, the company could log their reactions before it spent millions of dollars retooling factories to build cars the public might reject.

Harley’s plan was for the Y-job to make its official debut during the 1939 New York Auto Show at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. As part of that PR campaign, the company published a historic 32-page booklet, Modes and Motors, illustrated in the art deco style, which traced the evolution of art through human history—from the first cave painting in Spain to the Egyptians, the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Greeks and the Romans, from the Dark Ages to the Italian Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution.

The Y-job’s debut turned out to be its swan song as well. After the show, Harley shipped the car to his home in Grosse Pointe and he began driving it to and from work every day.