Dart Arena FAQ



How old do you have to be to play in the dart arena?

6 years and up.

Do I need to make a reservation to play?

Dart Escape offers an open play arena.  Walk in guests are welcome.  Reservations for the party room are required.  

What footwear do I need to have to play Nerf darts?

Sock will be required to play.  If you forget socks, Dart Escape has socks available to purchase.


What is required to play Nerf darts?

  • A signed waiver- each player must fill out a liability waiver before participating. Children under 16 must have waiver signed by guardian.

  • Socks


Can I bring my own Nerf Blaster?

Yes, but no fully automatic fire or mods increasing dart velocity.


Do you have Nerf Blasters available to rent?

Yes, see Pricing and Rental Options for more information.  A basic gun will be provided with the purchase of your play time.  Rental upgrades are available. 


What about Nerf Darts ammo?

Dart Escape provides Rival and N-strike style ammo.


How often do you start Nerf Arena games?

We start new rounds every 5 minutes. The referees will keep track of player’s times according to when they checked in.


Can I drop my kids off at Dart Escape Nerf Arena?

Yes. please make sure all children are checked in with signed waivers before leaving. You can sign your waiver before dropping your child off at Dart Escape. Please limit drop off times to a max of 2 hours.  


I want to have my birthday at Dart Escape Nerf Arena.  

Dart Escape is a great place to have your party.  To learn more visit Party Room Rental. A $50 deposit is required at the time of booking.  Out of respect for our staff, families of players, and other viewers, our lobby is not to be used for birthday parties (gifts, food, party celebration, etc.)


How far in advance do I arrive before my scheduled time?

Arrive 10 minutes before the start of your time to get checked in.

Can I just show up?

Walk-ins welcome based on availability.  Reservation encouraged! You can reserve your time here.

A $10 deposit is required at the time of reservation.  

How much time should I book?

For first time players, we ​recommend 45 minutes for 1-2 people, or 90 minutes for 3-4 players.

Can I play with glasses?

 Yes, but the experience is better with contacts.

How many bays are available for rental?

2 bays currently - more to come!

Is there a minimum age to play?

Minimum age is 10.  Younger than 14, a parent or guardian needs to be present.

If you have any questions that we have not answered about our Oakdale, MN Nerf & VR Arenas, please contact us at info@dartescape.com.

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