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Archery Games Opens in Ottawa

Mixing dodgeball and foam-tipped arrows, Archery Games opens its doors to the public this weekend.

Mixing dodgeball and foam-tipped arrows, Archery Games opens its doors to the public this weekend.

Channel your inner Robin Hood and Katniss Everdeen at Archery Games, a new attraction that’s celebrating its grand opening this weekend. The premise of the game is simple: it’s just like dodgeball (and paintball), except you’re lobbing arrows rather than plastic balls at the opposing team. The turf is divided by two lines marking a “safe” area, where players are immune from enemy fire while they grab arrows, and it’s also scattered with inflatable bunkers that can be used to take cover.

The games are fast-paced, and the rules change each round, so you’ll need to be quick on your toes. But the learning curve isn’t very steep — you’ll be firing away at your loved ones like a pro in no time.

The owners say they’re opening some escape rooms in the near future, too, so keep an eye out for that! Amy Allen
•Archery Games, 1860 Bank St., Unit 3B, 613-523-2282. archerygames.ca

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