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These kits are expandable; even if you start with two blasters, you can add more kits for larger tournaments. You can have as many as four teams and an unlimited number of players per team.
Each blaster gets nine lives per game and a volume control, and has a range of about 130 feet for battles that can span your entire house or backyard. Buy stock in Eveready, though: Each blaster runs on three AA batteries.
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