Extreme Nerf Playground Battles

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So I didn’t blink when the other week I dropped $70.00 on some additional Nerf equipment which included a Nerf N-Strike Maverik, a Nerf N-Strike Nite Finder, Nerf Big Bad Bow and a Nerf N-Strike Firefly REV-8 which has glow in the dark bullets plus lights up when you fire it.

This now makes my Nerf collection include a Marauder sword, 2 Nerf Warlock Axes and several other guns including the ones purchased above.  My kids who are 7 and 4 years old love nothing more than going to the playground with me where we stage elaborate battles running around firing foam bullets and when ammo runs out we pull our foam handheld weapons and fight until the last man is standing.

The Bow and Arrow has a decent range, I was surprised to find that the strings are decoration and would have liked a real compound bow feel, but the large arrows shoot fairly far and are fun to see.  The most fun was the whistle darts, you load these black tipped Nerf bullets into the weapons and every shot produces a faint whistle from the bullets.  There is something incredibly fun when being shot at and hearing the whistling of the bullets as they pass just near your ear.

I play hard with my kids, even though my kids are computer and Wii gamers and spend hours indoors, we make the time to go hit the outdoors and play some outside games.  Physical activity and running around in staged battles for about 1-2 hours on a weekend is a great way to get everyone active, and my wife claims that I buy the stuff for me more than them.

I really want the Nerf Stonewall Shield and Sword as well as the Battlemaster Mace Axe. Also, our neighbor has the Nerf N-Strike Vulcan which is just incredible how fast it can fire automated bullets, it has amazing range and is just a really fun toy gun to play with.

So honestly, when role playing battles at the playground when it comes to foam weaponry for me It’s Nerf or Nothing!

I highly recommend any of these products to encourage outdoor and active play:

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-Justin Germino

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Updated: February 18, 2011 — 2:50 pm