Have Fun at Florida’s First Indoor Nerf Gun Arena

As a child, you may have played with a nerf gun. Maybe you never did. Maybe you have no idea what a nerf gun is. Well, luckily here in Florida, the first indoor nerf gun arena has opened for people of all ages to come and try their luck at nerf gunning. The place is called Panama City Nerf and it allows people to let loose and unleash their inner child.

Every Friday, Panama City Nerf opens up its doors from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for an ultimate Nerf war. Parents may charge their own kids as they fire kid-safe darts made of foam in the ultimate all-out-brawl that is an evening at Panama City Nerf. The arena is truly a one-of-a-kind experience any family can enjoy. 

Photo: Panama City Nerf Facebook Page

For an epic Nerf war at the arena and with 12 maze-like rooms inside, choose your side and your corresponding bandana and bring your team to victory once and for all. Also, make sure to choose your weapon carefully—your options are: shooting Nerf darts or discs at your opponent.

Check out a couple of pictures of the location and rooms below:

Photo: Panama City Nerf Facebook Page
Photo: Panama City Nerf Facebook Page

About Nerf Guns

Nerf (also known as NERF in capital letters and trademarked as such) is a toy brand currently owned by Hasbro (formerly created by Parker Brothers). A Nerf blaster is a toy gun that fires foam darts, discs, or foam balls. The term “nerf gun” is often used to describe the toy. 

A “nerf gun” can also be used as a blanket term for any foam dart blaster, regardless of whether or not it has the Nerf brand name. Nerf blasters are manufactured in multiple forms, including pistols, rifles, and light machine guns. The first Nerf blasters emerged in the late 1980s with the release of the Nerf Blast-a-Ball and the Arrowstorm.

Popular nerf gun brands are: N-Strike Elite, Alien Menace, Dart Tag, Vortex, Zombie Strike, Modulus, Mega, N-Strike, RIVAL, Doomlands, Super Soaker, Accustrike, Rebelle, Modulus Ghost Ops, Laser Ops Pro, Micro Shots, and Mega Accustrike. 

Cross-media marketing brands have also collaborated together, making the gun itself themed around Marvel Comics, Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Fortnite, and Transformers.

All Nerf blasters come packaged with a set of foam darts or mega darts matched to fit into their chambers. Refill darts can also be purchased separately. A majority of Nerf blasters are compatible with the different types of foam darts available.

About Nerf Wars (it’s fun!)

A Nerf war is an activity involving Nerf Blasters or other foam-firing toy weapons. Nerf wars can be a wide range of games. It involves anything from informal shootouts in offices and basements to well-organized outdoor battles with high-powered modified blasters. Nerf wars can include participants and battlefields otherwise unsuitable for airsoft and paintball due to nerf wars being considered safe in general. Reason being is because of the darts being fired; they are made of foam.

Nerf wars can take place anywhere, as long as there is room and plenty of open space to play in. Believe it or not, basements, offices, and backyards are common locations for informal games. If you want to start a nerf war with a lot of people, bigger venues like gymnasiums, public parks, forests, ravines, and schools make good playing areas. The inside of a large hall such as a room can be turned into a battlefield by turning tables onto their sides. When planning a Nerf war in a public area, the organizer typically reserves the space and watches out for non-participants to reduce any liability. The ability to play in free locations is an important element of a Nerf war’s accessibility.