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Origins of Combat Archery Tag Singapore [2023]

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Archery Tag Origins

Combat Archery Origins
Combat Archery Origins

In this article, we will share with you the origins, evolution and growth of how combat archery tag made it into Singapore’s fastest-growing team game.

Archery Tag Singapore Guide

1. Introduction

Ever played combat archery tag? You would’ve known how much fun it is! The concept of the game is similar to dodgeball, where players get to shoot one another. What parts the two from each other is combat archery tag uses bows and arrows in the game. But have you ever wondered how the combat archery tag game came about? Follow us through this story of the origins of this game!

2. Founders

Combat archery tag began when creator and company CEO John Jackson had a passion for the sport. In 2009, Jackson launched an online platform called DeerSpace for those who are passionate about outdoor sports. This website was never created to make money, however, despite having zero advertisements, their website managed to reach 4,000 patrons worldwide.

3. Creation

Moving forward, Jackson launched the Instinct Archery, where traditional archery items were designed. He was introduced to Engineer and bow designer Matt Lennon of Storm Archery after the two collaborated, it made Jackson’s product come to life. Lennon created the riser bows to follow the shape of the symbol of the company – the D.

In 2011, both of them met spotted a small piece of foam while visiting a vendor. They had the craziest and fun idea to place the foam on the arrows’ end and start shooting each other. The result turned out great! The minute they reached the office, they printed the arrow tip on a 3D printer and attached it to a shaft. Thus, this was their prototype arrow.

4. Growth

After some modifications done to the prototype, Jackson took the bows and arrows to Bass and Bucks in Indiana for their first annual Shoot for a Cause fundraising event. The first combat archery tag game played was here. A video of the game played went viral after it was posted on YouTube! People worldwide started calling in as they wanted to know the game rules and where to purchase the equipment.

5. Present

By 2014, Jackson had authorised the combat archery tag game to over 170 locations across the United States, Russia, Peru, and Saudi Arabia. It was not too long after that it started spreading worldwide. We’re among the luckiest people that combat archery tag has made its way to Singapore. This action-packed game will totally win the hearts of the young and young at heart!

Grab your friends/ family to enter a game of Combat Archery Tag today !

Archery Tag Origins

This article is just a brief history and evolution of combat archery tag in Singapore, If you want other interesting and fun team building games/ fun team bonding activities, check out these other articles as well! 🙂

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Rachel Tan is the editor at FunEmpire Media Singapore. She has over 8 years of experience in the media industry discovering the best local businesses, places and things to do in Singapore. From lifestyle, entertainment, food, travel, education and more, Rachel is a trusted source to curate the very best Singapore has to offer.