Nerf Quick Blast Game
Sometimes, the usual Nerf battle doesn’t do it. If you’re looking for an alternative to just shooting your friends, then take a look at this 2 to 6 player game recently released by Nerf. It is called “Nerf Quick Blast,” and lets you and your buddies tackle fun and exciting scenarios.
The cool thing about the game is that it’s not just a game of darts, it’s not just some targets that you knock down. If that were the case, you might as well just be setting up some soda cans around the living room. The game actually works as kind of a mix of card-game and quickdraw duel, requiring tactical thinking, quick reflexes and even a bit of luck.
You can play by one of four different sets of rules, and there’s really a surprising amount of variety between them. For example, in the first game, you set up a series of targets and then deal from a deck until a robot card comes up. When it does, both players have to see who can be first to gun the matching target down. The fourth game on the other hand works like a game of Blackjack meets shootout, with both players trying to get a 21 by shooting down targets.
If you’re thinking of taking the Quick Blast pistols out on the field for a Nerf battle, well, that’s technically not a terrible idea or anything, but they’re kind of small, not incredibly accurate from long range, and only pack one dart at a time. Maybe they’d make an okay emergency backup weapon (think “concealed weapon” in a game of hostage), but it’s clear that their primary purpose is for living room shootouts.
For solo play, you can get some serious practice in by arranging the targets closely to one another and dealing yourself a card, then trying to shoot the matching target without hitting the others, or try to hit them in a specific order. In any event, it’s a lot more fun than shooting soda cans.
Basically the game is a perfect solution to the old problem of wanting to have a shootout but being unable to round up the crew, or if you have a few teammates over but the weather doesn’t really permit a good shootout. It essentially brings the instant accessibility and indoors nature of a video game to the Nerf playing field.