Shoot, run or play to escape

From live-action role playing to Nerf to unconventional escape rooms, more players are getting in the thick of the action with interactive, real-life gaming experiences

Players blasting “zombies” at the Nerf Action Xperience arena.
Players blasting “zombies” at the Nerf Action Xperience arena. PHOTO: NERF ACTION XPERIENCE
A player cracking a puzzle in an escape game held at the Night Safari last year.
A player cracking a puzzle in an escape game held at the Night Safari last year. PHOTO: LOCKDOWN SG
A volunteer actor addressing players at a vampire-themed live-action role-playing game last month in a warehouse.
A volunteer actor addressing players at a vampire-themed live-action role-playing game last month in a warehouse. PHOTO: FOXFOO PHOTOGRAPHY
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While video games and mobile games reign supreme in this digital age, some people are still willing to step out of their homes to move around and interact with others for real-life gaming experiences.

From Larp (live-action role playing) to Nerf to escape rooms that break out of the box, here is the low-down on the hot new games people pay to play with others in person.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 01, 2020, with the headline Shoot, run or play to escape. Subscribe