50 Years of Foam…

If you know a Guardian, then you’ll probably know something or other about the squishy, speedy dart-slingers known as NERF Blasters. But there’s plenty of history in those brightly-colored Zombie-repellers that may have slipped through the cracks. Step into our time machine…



The year was 1969, and what a year it was for America. We placed the Stars and Stripes on the moon, heard the rock ‘n roll of Woodstock, and an indoor friendly foam ball was introduced by Parker Brothers. Their marketing slogan read: “Throw it indoors; you can’t damage lamps or break windows. You can’t hurt babies or old people!” Needless to say…the public went nuts for NERF.

50 years later, the brand continues to excite the masses with new products and even an entire community of NERF Blaster enthusiasts (which we proudly subscribe to). As with anything, there’s bound to be some wackiness packed into a 50-year run. Which of these 5 fun facts did you already know?


Are you ready for your NERF Adventure? RSVP for Adult NERF Night: Battle Royale today! What are you waiting for?

Calling all NERF enthusiasts and fans of foam dart fun!

Bring your NERF blaster (or use ours) and your friends to this special event! Guard Up will provide NERF rival rounds and elite styled darts. If you’d like to bring boom co darts, those are allowed. You are also allowed to bring modified blasters as long as they are under 150 FPS.

For more information visit $25/person pre-registration (24 hours before the event) required at or call (781) 270-4800. Late registration on the day of the event will incur an additional $5 fee, totaling at $30.

NERF or nothing!


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