Think dodgeball, but swap out the balls for bows & foam tipped arrows!
The 75-minute session starts with 15 minutes of training, then proceeds to the arena for 60-minutes of gameplay through a variety of game modes!
ALL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED
TWO WAYS TO PLAY
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need to sign a waiver?
Yes, all Archery Games and Nerf Wars participants must sign our waiver before entering the arena. It's a quick form that you can either sign ahead of time on your phone or computer, or on our tablets when you arrive.
For a faster check in, we encourage all players to sign ahead of time.
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 15 minutes of briefing, basic archery training and practice time, and follows by 60 minutes of game play.
Nerf sessions are slightly shorter at 60 minutes total, with 10 minutes of training and 50 minutes of gameplay.
Players will have opportunities for refreshments or washroom breaks during the halftime break.
Is there an age restriction?
For Open Games, players must be aged 10 and up to join a game, or age 8+ for private games.
For younger players, we have Nerf Wars available! Swap the bows for Nerf blasters and still enjoy all the fun of an arena battle. Available for ages 6-9.
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?
For ages 19+, you can visit Playback, our in hour games bar after your game for alcoholic & alcohol-free drinks. You can also take your own food into Playback to enjoy at your table.
In the Archery Games lobby, we have a small selection of light refreshments:
Cans of pop
Bottled water & juice
Energy Drinks & Gatorade
Chips & Candy
For all other food & drink needs, you are welcome to bring your own and enjoy them at the tables in our lobby.
Please be aware that on busier days, all of our tables may be booked by private event groups. If you would like to reserve a table for free, please contact us.
Can I visit the bar after my game?
Yes! Playback, our in-house games bar, is open to everyone aged 19+ for drinks and even more games.
As it is located inside our facility, you can head over there before or after your game. All games are free to play on a first-come-first-served basis.
You can also order your own food to the bar, or bring your own to enjoy at your table.
What if I'm 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?
Yes! Private bookings are available to book online with as few as 10 players, to a maximum of 24. With this, your group will get the entire arena to yourselves! Only guests that you book with will be able to join your game.
Private booking prices start at $290+HST for the 10 player minimum. You can then add additional players up to a maximum of 24 for $29+HST/per player.
Booking for more than 24 players? No problem! Please contact us and we'll help you arrange your larger event.
Can you accommodate special 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 large 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.
No charges if cancelled before 48 hrs of your booking
50% charge if cancelled within 48hrs of your booking
100% charge if cancelled within 24hrs of your booking
Do you sell gift certificates?
Yes we do! Gift certificates are available for purchase online or at the facility.
If the number of participants in my group changes after booking, do I need to inform Archery Games?
If you have booked a private event, then you do not need to inform us if your player count changes (unless you think there will be less than 10 players or more than 24 players on the day).
For public games (under 10 players), please let us know as soon as possible if you think there will be a change to your number of attendees.
Do you have any other activities?
Yes, Room Escape Ottawa is located in the same building! They have 6 immersive, multi-room escape games, which can be booked for $29+HST per player.
Want to play Archery and Room Escape? Take advantage of our combo deal - $50+HST for both activities when booked together!
Are you hiring?
To check for any vacancies with us, please visit our parent company's careers page. Here you can see any of our openings and apply for them online.