WHAT IS COMBAT ARCHERY?
Two teams then take to the arena for 50 minutes of gameplay, in the form of a variety of game modes - but the basic idea is to take out the other team while not getting hit yourself!
ALL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED
Think dodgeball, but swap out the balls for bows & foam tipped arrows!
Initially, the entire group will undergo 25 minutes of training, rules and safety instructions with their host, then split into 2 teams (or more for larger groups) of up to 10 players a side.
During COVID-19, Public Games will no longer be available.
Instead, all single player bookings will now become private games with a minimum of 8 players. This ensures that you will only play with the small group that you came with.
Learn more about our COVID-19 policies & practices.
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+HST 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 $300+HST.
For groups over 24 players, we suggest contacting us to help you plan your event.
FOOD & DRINK AT PLAYBACK
Playback is our very own games bar & restaurant, located inside our facility! It's the perfect place to relax with some tasty food & drinks after your activity.
Keep the games going too! Playback has two shuffleboard courts, two bocce lanes, cornhole, beer-pong and a selection of board games to purchase and play at your table.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW IS YOUR FACILITY DEALING WITH THE RISKS OF COVID-19?
We are limiting the number of people inside the facility at all times. All common surfaces will be regularly cleaned and disinfected.
Public games are not available at this time. You will need a group of minimum 8 people to make a booking, and this group will remain private for the duration of your visit. All equipment is sanitized after every single use, and our helmets are only used once per day before being deep cleaned.
Hand sanitizer is available throughout the facility, and masks are worn by all staff. Guests must also wear their mask at all times, including during games. If you do not have a mask, our front desk will have masks available for purchase.
WHAT IS COMBAT ARCHERY?
Archery Games offers combat archery which is played similar to dodgeball - but with bows and soft foam-tipped arrows. This exciting, action-packed game offers the ultimate family-friendly experience that is fun for everyone.
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 during the halftime break.
IS THERE AN AGE RESTRICTION?
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.
DO YOU PROVIDE FOOD & DRINKS? CAN I BRING MY OWN?
Located in the same facility as us is Playback, our indoor games bar & restaurant. Here you can order food & drink from their menu, and if you contact them ahead of time, they can even have your food ready for you right after your game or event.
We suggest checking Playback's opening hours before planning to eat after your game.
You may bring in your own birthday cake, and we can provide you with plates & napkins. Other items are not permitted, but Playback can provide you with lots of sides, drinks and snacks to go with your cake.
WHAT IF I AM LATE FOR MY SESSION?
All players should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their 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.
CAN I BOOK A PRIVATE SESSION FOR MY GROUP ONLY?
To block off an entire session during our public hours, the cost is $400 + HST 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 or via phone/email and credit card information is provided to secure the booking.
In the case of cancellations without 48 hours notice, the full amount will be charged. Private bookings (over groups of 15 or more), will be charged 50% of the full fee if cancelled within a week of the booking. Individual payment can be accepted at our regular rate of $25.66+HST, and a fee of $12+HST per each missing player will apply.
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 8,000 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.
For private bookings (or groups of 15 or 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
For regular bookings (14 players or less):
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?
Yes, Room Escape Ottawa is located in the same building! They have 5 immersive, multi-room escape games, which can be booked for $25.66+HST per player. Want to play Archery and Room Escape? Take advantage of our combo deal - $40+HST for both activities when booked together! As well as this, Playback (our in house games bar & restaurant), has two shuffleboard courts, two bocce lanes, cornhole, beer-pong and a selection of board games to purchase and play at your table