- 300 meters long, 25 meters wide, divided into five 5 meter wide lanes
- One end is the "base line"
- 50 meters from base line is the start line (across the width of the field).
- At every 50 meters past the start line, there is an obstacle, such as a rock wall or sand pit,
in each lane. Beside each obstacle is a bypass alley, with a gate ("bypass gate"). The play begins with all bypass gates open.
- At the other end is the "end zone" with a goal at the end line of the middle lane - perhaps a soccer-like goal, but smaller.
- Offense: 5 runners wearing Laser-tag targets
- Defense: 5 shooters carrying Laser-tag guns
- Runners begin the play at the start line. The middle runner has the ball (rugby-shaped)
- Shooters begin at the base line.
As soon as a runner crosses the start line, the shooters begin pursuing and shooting at the runners.
If a runner is hit, the next bypass gate in his lane closes, forcing the runner to use the obstacle. The shooter may re-open the gate by shooting and hitting a target on it.
Runners may freely throw the ball to another runner in another lane, but they must stay in their own lanes.
The shooters pursue the runners to tackle them. If a runner is tackled, he is eliminated from the play. If the runner with the ball is tackled (or if a shooter gains possession of the ball), the runner may try to shoot the ball from the spot of the tackle (by throwing, kicking,
rolling, etc) into the goal for three points. If the runner with the ball makes it to the end zone, he scores six points, plus may try for an extra point by drop-kicking the ball from the conversion line in his lane.
A game consists of a set number of "possessions" (time on offense) for each team. A team remains on offense for consecutive plays until it fails to score. If an offense fails to score on a play, its possession is over and the other team becomes offense for the start of the next play.