Questions and Answers
Q. How much does it cost?
A. Our pricing can be found by selecting the "Order by Date" button on the top menu and choose your type of party. You can also click on the Reserve Now button on the top menu to reserve your time. If you need a time or something that isn't listed there, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 505-333-0924.
Q. What are the rules for the deposit?
Deposit is non-refundable. If you provide at least 14 days notice you may apply your deposit to any available date or time within the next two months. Any party cancelled with less than 14 days will forfeit their deposit. We will work with you on rain delays and do not count that as a cancellation.
Q. How much space do I need?
A. My general answer is approximately the size of a tennis court, but there are a lot of factors that come into play. If you have a large group (greater than 12 people), you would want to increase the size of the field from this default. Also, if you have minimal walls or obsticles to hide behind in a close area, you would want to have a larger area.
But here is the good news. We have made battlefields work in so many different size homes and neighborhoods. If you have gates on both sides of your back yard, we can play front yard versus back yard. This greatly reduces the space requirements. You can join with your neighbors and play across multiple front yards. In cul-de-sacs, we can play across the common area and front yards. A lot of neighborhoods have common areas or parks that are open to its residence to have events like ours. Also, there are a number of great parks in the Albuquerque area that are perfect for our game. We have worked with both the city and county park services in Albuquerque and surrounding towns. They are very accommondating and we meet all of their requirements to have events in our local parks.
Whether you live in an apartment or a 500 acre spread, we can provide laser tag to you. Looking to save money? Combine parties with other parents and share the costs! Some parents do that with us and we always treat our birthday persons special. We can split the payments at the event for your convenience.
Q. Where are you located? I want to come by and see the place.
A. We are a mobile system and do not have a set battlefield. We are based out of Rio Rancho, NM but set up a battlefield in a location of your choosing. This can be at your home or business, local park, youth group camp, or many other locations. We have set up in many areas around Albuquerque and have probably had a battle somewhere near you.
Q. When do you arrive?
A. Depending on the type of event you reserve, we will be there 30 minutes to 1 hour before the planned start time. For our base event and smaller setups, 30 minutes is all we need. If we run into traffic or other delays, our Event Manager will call you with an update. Please ensure your contact information is correct for the day of the event.
Q. How do Summer Camps Work
A. During our Summer Camp season, we will come to your Summer Camp and run events for 2, 4 or 8 hour. These events can include water tag and laser tag.
Q. Is this paintball?
A. This is definitely not paintball. You aren't going to feel the sting from the Battlefield New Mexico guns. We provide an outdoor experience that is very similar to paintball but without any projectiles. Our equipment is very rugged and has the weight of real combat equipment. A smile will come across your face when you shoot that weapon for the first time.
Q. I live outside the Albuquerque area, will you drive to me?
A. Yes, but we do charge a mileage charge outside our standard Albuquerque/Rio Rancho area. For the most accurate quote on mileage, you can give us a call.
Q. Does Battlefield New Mexico drop off the equipment and I run the party?
A. No, Battlefield New Mexico brings the equipment and the personnel to run the game. Depending on the setup, we can take 30 minutes to 1 hour to setup before the event. Our team commanders will train the new recruits to use the equipment and the rules of the many games that we can play. The commanders will direct the teams through the games and help motivate the teams. Your job is to have fun.
Q. So many choices on Battlefield Inflatables, how do I decide?
A. Our base package includes very few inflatables and relies on you to already have a lot of landscaping / trees in your choice of battlefields. This ensures you can keep your costs low if you have wooded lots or a lot of existing landscaping. For minimal cost, our crates and barrel package can be added to add some level of coverage to fill in the battlefield. These are targeted at locations with multiple trees or other good objects that the new recruits can already hide behind. This is also a good option for those younger participants who really just want to get out there and shoot.
The Battlefield inflatables options bring a new dimension to the game. These inflatables allow us to create rooms and walls throughout the battlefield. We have used these larger inflatables even in wooded areas to create multiple bases throughout the battleground.
Q. Does my kid really need to be 8 years or older to play?
A. YES. While some of the guests could be 7 (which is normal for an eight year old birthday party), we do not go younger than 7, no exceptions. We know that some parents believe they have a "strong" 6 year old, but it just isn't a good idea to play the game at that age. Through experience, the under 8 crowd gets very disinterested after a couple of games. The guns are heavy and it becomes work for them to play the game. The on-site event manager is the only one that can make an exception and it will cost the additional $18 even if the player is rotated in.
Q. I need teambuilding! My office is constantly snapping at each other and we need some release. What do you do for teambuilding?
A. Battlefield New Mexico is a TEAM sport. We don't talk about individual scores and single accomplishments. Teams are given objectives and they must work together to accomplish those objectives. We can even cater to areas that your office might need work. Sometimes communication is a big issue within teams. I know you might not believe me, but it happens. With large battlefields, we can create scenarios that requires the team to work together, create a plan and communicate as the battle changes. Sometimes just the simple act of getting out there and playing the game is all the steam release that is needed.
Q. I made a deposit, what happens if it rains?
A. We will work with you on a replacement date for the event. Our equipment can handle light rain/mist, but usually our soldiers like to stay dry. There is usually a 2 - 3 day warning when weather is looking bad. If you start to have concerns, get in touch with us and we can work to come up with the solution. Typical New Mexico weather, rain moves in and out quickly.
Q. Can we play indoors? We have a gym at our Church/School.
A. Battlefield New Mexico has done several indoor events for youth groups. Such events require the larger inflatables to create an indoor battlefield, but a basketball court is easily a large enough area to have a good battle. We have done overnight lock-ins with school and church youth groups. Playing this game in a dimly lit gym is an amazing experience. Capture the Flag is absolutely amazing.
Q. We have played at one of your parties and a couple of my friends would like to play. Are you set up somewhere that we can come join?
A. See the Events menu option for our walk-in type events. We work with many groups in the area to set up for these events. We also do fundraisers in the Albuquerque area which gives you another great opportunity to help a good cause and to have a great time. These will also be posted on our Events webpage.
Q. Our school is looking for a fundraiser and wants to know if you can help?
A. We get this request OFTEN! We can offer a non-profit discount if someone would like to sponsor an event for giveaway at a silent auction, etc. We can also set up at the fundraising event. Battlefield New Mexico is a tremendous attention-getter for any fundraiser or event. When we set up a large battlefield, people take notice and will stop to find out more details. We have some marketing materials that you can include in your event advertisement to also improve attendance. Give us a call or email (email@example.com) if you would like to discuss.
Q. My question wasn't answered here. What should I do?
A. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 505-333-0924. We are doing a lot of remote sites so if you don't get one of our Commanders when you call, leave us a message and we will promptly get back to you.