If someone tells you that they're having a laser tag birthday party, you might be transported back to the fourth grade, but this is not your grandma's arcade game. This tactical mission might be the closest you'll get to a Call of Duty-type challenge if you don't plan on joining the military. MI-Combat aims to make you feel like you're a part of the real deal with their realistic sets and weapons.
You'll be equipped with laser guns that resemble real rifles and simulate the experience of running out of ammo and having to refill the magazine, as well as the recoil you would feel if you fired a real shot.
Your stats are tracked through mock bulletproof vests and headbands.
There are 28 different kinds of games that you can choose from and they all have different goals. If you're going with a group of friends and want to work on your teamwork then there's a game for that, but there's also one if your mindset is "every man for himself."
The play area won't remind you of a cheesy kid's arcade. These are high-quality movie sets. They're based on Detroit locations and will make you feel like you're fighting for your life in the city.
They even give a shout out to one of the most iconic businesses downtown, American Coney Island.
The set includes a building similar to the red, white, and blue diner and boasts a sign that reads "Open 24 hours," just like the real thing.
MI-Combat Tactical Laser Tag
Price: Joining a public game with a couple of friends costs $30 per person. There are a lot of other options if you're looking to book a large party. You can sign up for a time slot here.
Address: 2636 S Adams Rd., Rochester Hills, MI
Why You Need To Go: This exhilarating activity is the perfect break from feeling bored with regular life. It's the perfect combination of thrill-seeking and hanging out with friends.