Being Outside (or Inside) Can Be a Real Blast

Whether you’re looking for some exciting outdoors activities or something just as exciting to do indoors, we’ve got you covered.

Ultra Dash (Play Monster)

ultra dashSet up your five-target course any way you want. Then, press the button on the tagger to start. Whichever color it flashes, you race to it and tag it with the tagger. The tagger instantly flashes the next color and you’re off again. The tagger keeps track of total elapsed time. You can play solo, one-on-one, or team vs. team. Since you and the kids design the course, it’s a different game every time, and you can make it more challenging by using the tagger’s randomizer function. It’s a fast-paced game that will get everyone up, moving, and having fun indoors or outside. Comes with the electronic tagger (batteries included) and five targets. Ages 6+. Under $20. Ages 6+. www.playmonster.com

Dart Zone Legendfire Powershot Blaster (Prime Time Toys)

legendfire powershotIf there are any dart fights in your future, you’ll rule with this pump-action blaster that launches Super Darts up to 80 feet. Its revolving cylinders make reloading a breeze, which means that you can fire further, faster, and hit your targets incredibly accurately. Comes with one blaster, 18 darts, and two 9-dart ammo cartridges. Need more ammo? No problem—you can buy more darts separately or use any that you have around the house from other Dart Zone blasters or other major brands. Best of all, no batteries required! For ages 8+. Under $16. http://dartzoneblasters.com

 

Dart Zone Powerbolt Belt Blaster (Prime Time Toys)

dart zone powerboltIf your opponent has a Legendfire, the pump-action Powerbolt will definitely level the playing field, launching darts up to 80 feet. And since those darts are compatible, you can use the ones your opponent shoots at you to blast him or her right back. This blaster comes with 36 darts and two 18-dart ammo belts, which you’ll be able to empty, quickly and accurately, in seconds. And like the Legendfire, the pump action means you don’t need batteries. For ages 8+. Under $20. http://dartzoneblasters.com

 

Light Command Motorized Belt Blaster (Adventure Force)

walmart adventure forceThis battery-operated blaster might give you a slight advantage. Like the others, it’s got an 80-foot range and fires accurately and quickly (you can go through the whole 20-dart belt in under 20 seconds). But its illuminated blast panels will dazzle your opponents, giving new meaning to the phrase, “light ‘em up!” The only disadvantage is that you’ll need a lot of batteries—six for the blaster and two more for the light-up function. The good news is that the darts are compatible with other brands’ darts. For ages 8+.  Under $25, only at Walmart or www.walmart.com

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