Frequently Asked Questions
Umm. This is a awesome idea. Why has no one thought of this yet?
I know, right?
I’m very intruiged. So how does this even work?
Magnets dude, magnets. Basically you are wearing a giant magnetic field detector. We put magnets in foam weapons. Then you wage war on your friends and family.
How many people can play at the same time?
The system can handle 24. You could do a massive battle, but also run multiple games at the same time with separate areas for different groups. The caveat is the Sensor Armor communicates over WiFi, so the signal coverage has to be adequate.
How much space do I need?
Arenas can be designed to any size but a minimum 200 sqft. (20sq m) is desired for two people to comfortably play. Space can be allocated to serveral small dueling pits, or aggregated for large team battles.
Do I need the software to use it?
Our software gives you a live scoreboard with a sassy announcer calling every play-by-play. It lets you choose game options and assign teams. It is constantly updated to bring you fun and useful features. But no, you can run games without it.
Can I take it outside?
You can. It’s not waterproof.
Is it safe?
The swords are soft and light in order to be as safe as possible. However, MagneTag is a sport. People with anger management issues should not play MagneTag. Wear eye protection.
What do I do if it breaks?
The Sensor-Armor comes with a 1 year warranty. After that you can purchase a reasonably priced service plan, or you can order your own parts.
Foam weapons are designed to be durable but they will need to be replaced from time to time.
Who are you?
MagneTag was started by the inventor (Adam Cohen) in 2013 when he built his first prototype and declared it to be awesome. He assembled a dream team to turn the concept into a real product. It took a couple of years of intense R&D to get it right, but the system finally launched at IAAPA in 2018. MagneTag is designed as manufactured in Milwaukee WI, USA
Is it patented?