Nerf wars are a blast, but they can also be dangerous if players don’t follow basic safety rules. Whether they’re playing at home or an official venue, there are a few important things to keep in mind. First, it’s important to find a safe and spacious location that’s free of obstructions like branches, long grass, and fences. There should also be enough room to build bunkers and set up obstacles.
Next, make sure to get as many people out there as possible by advertising the nerf war through social media, forums, and even old-fashioned flyers. This is a huge responsibility that will require a lot of time and effort. But it’s important to do so if you want the war to be successful and not fizzle out before it starts.
Once everyone has arrived, it’s important to get started by assigning teams and setting up a game plan. This may sound simple, but it’s a crucial step. Having all the details laid out before the start of the battle will prevent confusion and ensure that everyone understands what is expected of them. This is especially important when introducing new players to a Nerf war.
It’s also a good idea to choose teams based on the different skills of each player. For example, if one of the players is a great shot, then they should be assigned as the sniper. Other members of the team should be given positions that take advantage of their abilities. If one player is sneaky, they should be the spy who gathers intel for the other members of the team. This will help the team work together more efficiently and effectively.
Finally, be sure to bring plenty of ammo. It’s a good idea to bring more than you think you’ll need so that you don’t run out of darts during the battle. Also, be sure to use ammo that’s optimized for the type of blaster you’re using. For example, Nerf Pro Darts are great for compression barrels, while Dart Zone wafflehead darts are perfect for most other blasters.
As a general rule, players should always wear eye protection during Nerf wars. It’s okay if a face shot is accidental, but it’s not okay to aim directly at someone’s eyes. In addition to protecting the eyes, wearing eye protection will also help prevent injuries such as concussions.