The best places in DFW to play with other adults

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A competitor spins the Ferris wheel during a round of Spin and Solveone of six games produced by the Game Show Battle Rooms live entertainment experience at Farmers Branch.

Noah Ferche

Here is a fun game. Call friends and ask if they would like to do something fun on a free weekend. If they want to know what you offer for entertainment, ask them if they want to do something “designed for adults.” If they don’t immediately mention their marriage, file a restraining order, or hang up the phone, then you win!

The only downside to winning the game is that you have to find something fun that doesn’t require buying enough tarps to cover your furniture. If you’re in this scenario, you can still be a winner by discovering some of these interesting entertainment experiences that you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy.

1. Game Show Battle Rooms
4887 Alpha Road, #250 Farmers Branch
Every year, millions of people submit audition tapes and take tests online in an attempt to compete on a game show. Shows that offer really big bucks only take a handful of those people to stream, and chances are they’ll choose you because they need someone to go belly-up on TV. national.

Game Show Battle Rooms gives you the chance to experience the thrill of participating in a game show without the kind of life-changing stakes that will only disappoint you in the long run. Teams of friends are paired up in a closed studio with all the lights, bells and buzzers that are standard for any game show. Teams compete in a series of skill and luck challenges such as solving crossword puzzles and finding the best answer for a chance to spin the Ferris wheel. You can enjoy all the fun of being on a game show without all the old relatives and friends calling you asking for a loan.
2. Two Bit Circus
8030 Park Lane, #200
Arcades are making a big comeback, but sometimes you don’t want to play the game you mastered before you graduated college.

This twist on a carnival that’s just come to town has a returning arcade with old and new favorites, but there are also games you won’t find anywhere else. The Midway features carnival-style interactive games that use tracking technology to rack up your score in games like the classic Balloon Pop and Skee Ball, plus new concepts like a wrecking tower with a swinging wrecking ball and a king of the hillstyle reversal competition. There are also VR experiences you can’t get on standard headsets and innovative escape rooms.

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Players work together to solve puzzles and complete challenges in Alien Aptitude Test, one of 11 games in the Immersive Gamebox interactive gaming experience.

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3. Immersive game box
5752 Grandscape Blvd., The Colony
2525 Elm Street, Suite 110, Dallas

Suppose you want to go out and do something fun, but you don’t want to just sit on your ass and drink beer and pizza until you lose the energy to get off the stool. bar. Well, Immersive Gamebox offers an active and entertaining proposal for such a moment.

This interactive series of video games in The Colony (and a new location in Deep Ellum) are displayed on screens that take up entire walls in an enclosed room. Groups of four friends work together in cooperative games or compete in scripted challenges that track their movements on specially designed sensors they wear on their heads. Groups can participate in an interstellar game show in Trivia mashupwalk through an ancient temple of traps in Hall of Coins or show an alien race how smart humans are Alien Aptitude Test. The attraction has also expanded its toy library with new titles based on games and shows Angry Birds, Shaun the Sheep and squid game.

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Beavan Blocker uses a tape measure to determine melee attack range in a game of Warhammer 40,000 when the Common Ground Games reopen on Inwood Road.

Danny Gallagher

4. Common Ground Games
1328 Inwood Road

Board games have grown far beyond Monopoly, a game that has lasted so long because no one has ever completed a round.

Common Ground Games is more than a board game and collectibles store; it’s a gathering place for friends and groups to play some of the newest, biggest and most challenging board games available. And you don’t have to buy them to enjoy them. This board game hotspot has a huge library of games that you can play in the store with friends or strangers. If you like them enough, you can buy a copy to take home when you go out.

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Enjoy 3D zombie hunting on Sandbox VR.

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5. VR Sandbox
5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, #110

If you’re looking to do something a little more adventurous without breaking a sweat, Sandbox VR in Mockingbird Station has a bunch of ways to do it.

The all-new VR experience in Dallas uses the Pico headsets you can only get overseas to compete with your party, or you can work together to defeat an enemy and save the day. Players wear VR headsets that track sensors you wear on your head, wrists, and arms so you can hold physical guns to shoot zombies, undead pirates, and other enemies. Each session is recorded and edited as shareable videos that show off your score and some of your best headshots.

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Play with other adults in Dallas without having problems with your partner.

Danny Gallagher

6. Crush it! Virtual Sports Lounge
401 W. State Highway 114, Grapevine

If you think battling aliens in a virtual spaceship or shooting zombies in a post-apocalyptic landscape is too geeky, we hope you find a way to live a fuller, more tolerant life. There is a place where you can have fun in a virtual environment.

Crush! Virtual Sports Lounge is unique in the VR entertainment landscape as it offers a full suite of virtual sports games that use real sports equipment that you can throw, punch, kick, throw and shoot. Groups can reserve their own virtual screen and order food and drink while trying to rack up the high score, and just about any player with any skill level can enjoy the experience. Even if you’ve never thrown a ball in your life, this is the place for you.

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Over at ImaginationsVR, Zach and Kasi Schrotter battle a horde of attacking raptors in valley of raptors for the HTV Vive.

Danny Gallagher

7. ImaginationsVR
2035 W. McDermott Drive, #470 Allen

Virtual reality has become so accessible that there are headsets you can buy and use at home without needing to hook them up to a powerful computer with a graphics card that requires three months’ worth of car payments.

ImaginationsVR at Allen is one of the first to deliver the VR experience on the latest headsets and accessories so you can play the latest games on Oculus, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR systems. There are even niceties like a driving simulator with a steering wheel, pedals and shifter, and a flight simulator that can mimic the smallest moments of turbulence if you have the stomach for it.

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