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5 ways to level-up your family game night with these Ottawa experiences

Game night just got better! Level-up your family game night by challenging your loved ones to some friendly competition. With a variety of game locations around Canada’s capital city, there’s something your entire family will enjoy.

Mini putt

Check out Par-Tee Putt in the Little Italy neighbourhood, Nepean Putting Edge in Nepean or Blackbird Falls Putting Course in Kanata for some family-friendly mini putt competition!

Mini putt is the perfect blend of fun, skill-building and quality time. With both indoor and outdoor options available around the city, as well as an immersive glow in the dark option, you and your family can enjoy a day mini putting together year-round.

Level One Game Pub

With over 1,300 board games and 1,000 video games, Level One Pub, located just outside of the historic ByWard Market neighbourhood, is the perfect destination for family fun and competition. Here, you can stay and play as many games as you want for just $9 (there may be a 3-hour time limit on Fridays and Saturdays depending on how busy it is).

Adults can enjoy craft beer, cocktails and specialty coffee and the whole family can indulge in burgers, nachos and delicious pub food.

Escape Rooms

There’s no shortage of escape room fun in Canda’s capital city! Gather the family and work together to strategize, decipher codes, solve puzzles and uncover mysteries. With 45-minutes on the clock, the race to get out of the room is on!

Did you know that Ottawa’s very own Diefenbaker: Canada’s Cold War Museum, is home to the world’s largest escape room? With a variety of establishments to choose from, all boasting numerous scenarios such as zombies, heists, pirates, spy missions, space invaders and much more, you and your kids will have a blast immersing yourselves in this adventure. Check out eight of Ottawa’s best escape rooms that are perfect for family fun.

Archery Games

If your children are a bit older, try out Archery Games! What can you expect? Imagine the game of dodgeball. Those rules apply here, but this time, you’ll be playing with a bow and arrow. With protective gear and padding on the tip of the arrow, you are safe to aim directly at one another!

Each 75-minute session begins with 15 minutes of training. After that, you and your family will head into the arena for an hour of gameplay. The Archery Games employees will take you through a number of different games to keep things fresh and exciting.

The Archery Games location in Ottawa is also attached to Room Escape Ottawa and Playback, where you and your family can participate in more games and enjoy some food and refreshments.

VR Adventures Zone

The future has arrived — bring your family to VR Adventures Zone in Nepean to experience it. With a wide range of VR arcade games, VR experiences, VR Escape Rooms and VR Free Roam Action Adventures, there’s something for everybody, whether you consider yourself a gamer or not.

This cutting-edge entertainment centre uses the lates in virtual reality technology to create immersive experiences that leave lasting impressions. There are plenty of virtual realities to choose from, so it’s easy to find something for children of all ages.

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