Last updated on April 17, 2022
Many kids love playing games where they pretend to be either cops or criminals and chase each other with guns. As they grow up, the fun of chasing people with fake guns endures. No matter how old we are, many of us massively enjoy all gun chasing games, whether water guns, color blasts, or gel blasts guns.
There’s a certain magic to gel blast guns that makes playing with them, whether you’re a kid or an adult, one of the most enjoyable games ever. Read on to learn some of the things you should know about this wonderful activity in Australia.
Brings Video Game Experience to Reality
For those who enjoy shooting video games or action games, gel blasting bears a few similarities to those games, the difference being that gel blasting is played in person. You have targets who are actual people who you need to shoot in order to win the game, which sounds like the best blast for gamers – pun intended.
Some people play games using VR glasses to get the feeling that they’re inside the game. Playing gel blasting is even better because the player is physically in the game.
Helps People Work on Their Fitness
Playing gel blast games requires moving around, ducking to hide from other shooters, and running away from them. It may also require jumping over obstacles, which means that you get to train almost all your muscles while playing. It’s also a great way to burn calories and lose weight since it provides you with a proper workout without having to specifically devote time to working out.
One of the best workout routines is things that don’t feel like working out. For example, dancing is one of the best workouts that help you tone your muscles and lose weight. Gel blasting is another way to work out while simply playing. If you’re interested and looking to get stated in gel blasting, then you can expect that your overall fitness will drastically and sustainably improve, all while you have a ton of fun. Getting the gadgets required for the game will definitely get you even more excited.
Another great advantage to gel blasting is that it helps the muscles become more flexible. You’ll often find yourself hiding in narrow areas, jumping over fences or rocks, and you also need to move smoothly and quickly. This will undoubtedly contribute to your overall agility.
You get to shoot at long distances and watch yourself getting better at shooting your targets, which is a great way to boost your self-esteem. Whether you win the game or not, you will see yourself progressing as you improve your skills. It’s also a great way to bond with your friends and family, and you can even make new friends. Bonding with people who share the same interests is one of the best ways to become more confident talk to more people and increase your social circle.
Great for Mental Health
Physical activity in general helps elevate the mood and reduce the symptoms of depression. This works because you get to play a highly interactive game with people, causing you to engage with others socially and experience the adrenaline rush that accompanies the excitement of playing. You also find yourself becoming more focused on your tasks in the game, which helps refocus your attention in general.
Meet New People
As previously mentioned, it’s a great way to bond with friends and family and see a new side to the people you know. This is also a perfect setting in which to meet new people and establish new friendships. You can choose to play with people you don’t know so that you get the chance to make new friends, and sometimes, it’s even how the cutest romantic stories begin. Your significant other may just be someone you meet on your team or even the opposing team. It’s very similar to meeting people in any other social setting like clubs and gyms.
Enhances Teamwork Skills
Many people find it a bit challenging to work in a team, especially if they’re used to doing things solo. Playing games in teams helps enhance your teamwork skills, and helps you understand how to accept working with others as well as tolerate and embrace the differences of each member. It also helps you pinpoint each member’s point of strength, and how it can benefit the team.
Fun to Play Without Pain
Some similar shooting games are a lot of fun as well, but they may leave you sore wherever you’re shot. Gel balls, on the other hand, are extremely soft and light, so you’ll feel no pain as you play and get shot. You will, however, need to wear protective glasses because getting anything in your eye is not the most fun thing in the world.
Games Don’t Get Messy
Gel balls made from water won’t ruin your clothes or your hair, and you won’t find yourself in desperate need to clean up in the middle of the match. You may need to take a shower afterward, of course, if you find yourself too sweaty after the game, but your clothes will be safe.
Safe for All Ages
No matter how old you are, it’s safe to play the game. Even though the guns can sometimes resemble real guns, they bear no similarities in weight or danger. They only look like them to give players the feeling they’re playing a real-life video game. Not all guns look like real ones though. There are many guns that are colorful, more age-appropriate, and that kids may find more attractive.
One of the coolest things about this game is that adults can play it with their kids, so it can be an amazing family activity. It’s a game that the entire family can truly enjoy together, regardless of age.
Amazing Work Activity
Many times people think of things to do during happy hour or for fun in general at work in order to boost morale and interaction among everyone at work. Playing gel blasting is a great activity for people at work to get to know each other and have a great deal of fun at the same time.
Play in Open Areas
It’s definitely not an indoor activity, so you’ll need a large, open area to be able to play freely. In Australia, you need to play the game at certain places, like special fields that are licensed and suitable for playing. There are many parts of Australia where you can’t own gel blasters without a license, because they bear a striking resemblance to real guns, and can cause great stress to a person who sees them without knowing it’s a toy.
This is why it’s best and safest to play in fields where the game is allowed and where no one will feel threatened. It’s good for everyone to feel safe, and it gives players the liberty to move more freely and have more fun playing.
There are also enclosed fields especially made for this activity. These fields have the perfect setup where participants can play freely and have all the fun the game can bring. These enclosed fields are great in case the weather becomes unsuitable for playing outside. For example, it’s quite hectic to play when it’s too hot or too cold, or when it’s raining.
Helps Blow Off Steam and Chill
Shooting things or people, without harming anyone, of course, is a healthy way to deal with stress and anger. Any physical activity is great for stress relief, which is why some people like to go running to clear their heads. In this game, you will most certainly do a lot of running and jumping, so it’ll help you relax and chill with some friends.
Any Outfit Is Suitable
You can wear anything you feel like wearing, but if you have sensitive skin, you may want to wear long sleeves and long jeans or sweatpants, whatever you’re comfortable with. As previously mentioned, you don’t need to worry about your clothes getting ruined, so you can wear any color. The balls are made from water, and most places use healthy, eco-friendly materials that leave no trace once they dry.
Things to Be Careful With
There are, however, a few things to be careful with when it comes to gel blasting. If you own a gel blaster in Australia, you must cover it well if you’re carrying it in public, whether it’s in your car or in a bag.
It’s not legal to own gel guns everywhere in Australia, so check the laws of your particular province, because in some cases, the penalty can be as strict as having to spend some time in jail.
It’s always great to find activities that are engaging and effective at keeping people away from their phones and screens in general. Playing a game that gets you physically active and helps you socialize and interact with people and the world outside is both healthy and amazing for everyone. Unfortunately, the pandemic has made people more anxious about going out, but now that the world is finding ways to overcome the challenges and get back to normal, people should feel a lot more comfortable getting back to more outdoor activity.