Photo: Agaton Strom / The New York Times
Move over, paintball! There's a new game in town and it's straight out of the "Hunger Games." Well, except that nobody dies and it looks like a lot of fun. Behold, archery tag, which is like dodgeball but with bows and arrows.
"The cool new weapon in media is a bow and arrow," said marketing consultant Peter Fermoselle to Stacey Anderson of The New York Times, "It's old fashioned. It brings a little more nobility to shooting someone."
Archery tag was invented by John Jackson of Instinct Archery, and the new sports was helped by the popularity of archery in pop culture phenomenons The Hunger Games and The Walking Dead. The game is similar to dodgeball: two teams of players scramble to collect arrows at the center of the arena, then proceed to shoot at each other from across the field with the foam-tipped arrows. A player is disqualified when hit by an arrow).
It certainly looks like fun! Check out the video clip below:
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