By: Shaina Wizov Contributing Writer
Game of Zones is a family friendly entertainment center in West Boca Raton that not only appeals to toddlers, tweens and teens, but also to the 20, 30 and 40 somethings who want to let their inner child run loose.
You don’t need to have kids with you to still feel and act like one. Next time you’re looking for something different to do, grab a group of friends and take advantage of the interactive experiences that Game of Zones has to offer. There are a variety of arcade games, five bowling lanes, laser tag and bumper cars, as well as a full menu with food to fuel your game day — things like crispy chicken wings in honey BBQ, garlic-parmesan, Thai chili, blackened dry rub, teriyaki, mango habanero and GOZ blackberry, salads and wraps, loaded nachos, an option to build your own pizza or burger, and more. A selection of beer, wine and spiked seltzers are also offered.
Game of Zones is a family run business, owned by husband and wife duo, Ravi and Clara. The inspiration behind Game of Zones stemmed from the arrival of Ravi and Clara’s first child and the lifestyle changes that came with it. The two had careers in the tech world and decided to put those on hold to build a business together that was more meaningful to their current lives, where they could feel a sense of community. They wanted to establish a place where both kids and adults can have fun, and so, this entertainment center for all ages was born.
With only 6 months under its belt, business is growing, with a great return rate of 45 percent repeat weekly customers.
“They tell us they love hanging out at Game of Zones,” Clara said. “That it already feels like a home-y local place they can count on.”
The weekends get busy, so if bowling is on your agenda, make sure to call ahead and reserve your lane. The bumper cars area, known as the ‘Spin Zone,’ is small, but the cars are mighty. You can play classic arcade games like Skee Ball and Air Hockey, or one of newer games inspired by current pop culture. The laser tag experience is ideal for a group. Everyone gets a special code name and runs around a custom-designed, glow-in-the-dark, Sci-Fi Tribal Arena trying to zap each other without getting hit.
Clara predicts 2020 to be very promising. “With seasonal dates ahead like Valentine’s Day and Spring Break, we are expecting groups of kids and teens to come experience [everything we have to offer.]” For example, on Valentine’s Day, Game of Zones is offering a ‘Parents Night Out’ promo, giving parents the opportunity to have a kid-free date night while their kids enjoy a night at Game of Zones. The offer is valid on Feb. 14 from 5 p.m. to midnight, and cost is $49 for the first child, and $30 for additional siblings, which includes an ‘All You Can Play’ card and a meal for each child.
No matter what day you visit Game of Zones, there is always some kind of special going on. On Monday, get half-priced game cards to use for arcade games, laser tag and the Spin Zone. Tuesday is dubbed ‘Taco and Tag 2SDAY’ featuring $2 tacos and two-for-one laser tag. On Wednesday, kids get free pizza with the purchase of a $20 game card or combo play. Bowling is half-priced on Thursday, at $9.99/hr per lane. On Friday, you can “Party Like It’s $19.99” with two hours of unlimited arcade games, laser tag, and Spin Zone. Saturday is all about the “Play With Your Food” combo deals, with both children and adult specials offered. Bring the family in on Sunday and get the Family Pack for $99, which includes 4 $20 game cards, 1 large pizza and 4 large drinks.