Glow Battle Family – Light Up Sword Game for 2-8 Players

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Battle friends, foes and family in this organized foam sword fighting games using (harmless!) glowing weapons. Perfect for groups, birthdays and sleepovers, this dynamic set offers ten different game structures and hours of active excitement. Includes game option cards, eight glow swords, eight home base markers and eight light up bracelets.

Ages: 8+

Number of Players: 2-8+

Batteries: Included and replaceable

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Kids playing glow battle

What is Glow Battle?

Unleash your warrior at your next birthday party, sleepover or group gathering with an epic glow-in-the-dark sword fight!

Players arm themselves with (harmless) foam weapons then face off with one another in games like Knights of Old, Gladiators—or make up your own!

Designed for players ages 8 and up, each set includes 8 light up foam weapons. For 2-8 players, ages 8+

What's in the Box?

This premium game kit includes all the lights and batteries you'll need for a dozen or more games:

  • 8 Weapons of Light
  • 8 Glow Wristbands
  • 8 Regeneration Station Markers
  • 10 Gameplay Option Cards
  • Illustrated Instructions
  • All batteries included & replaceable
What is included


Glow Battle YouTube video


What age is it meant for?
If you can run, you can play! The most common ages of our players are 8-14 but something we’re proud of is the way that multiple ages can play together. We’ve literally seen grandparents play with their grandchildren. It also works great for birthdays, family reunions, camps and icebreakers.

How many people can play?
It ranges from 2-16+, depending on the game chosen. The “main” game “Glow Battle,” contains parts for up to eight players but Gladiator is perfect for as few as two. Thieves & Guards allows sixteen or more people to play.

Where can I play it?
As long as there’s space to run freely — and safely — there’s an opportunity to play this game. Backyards, parks, campgrounds: they all work. You also can play indoors with the lights off so long as the area is clear of obstructions. Indoor rec areas and gyms work especially well for this.

How are hits registered?
The bracelets are used to keep track of hits; they don’t actually register them. Every player begins the game with their bracelet in “solid” mode. After they are hit the first time, they must return to their team’s “Regeneration Station” (aka home base), then change their bracelets to strobe mode. If they get hit again, they’re out of the game for the round. The hits themselves are recognized using the honesty method. Although it doesn’t hurt, players KNOW when they’ve been hit. Sometimes a moderator is helpful, but for the most part we’ve found that people embrace the spirit of the game and are honest about keeping track of hits.

38 reviews for Glow Battle Family – Light Up Sword Game for 2-8 Players

  1. Noah R.

    Update: after a shipping error, I reached out to the company. In the end, everything worked out! We played the glow games while on a multi family camping trip. It was a blast for kids and adults. High recommend. We look forward to playing again.

  2. Michelle E.

    Now that we have had a chance to play the game I have to say I love the idea of it! However I had several pieces that the batteries did not work in and we’re unable to use until I can find batteries to replace them. And on other pieces the plastic was trying to peel off of the foam. I was very excited to get this game for my boys, but I’m slightly disappointed in the quality of the product for the cost. So at this point we have about half of the game pieces that are working and half that will not light up. I was really wishing for a bit more quality for the price.

  3. Frank

    I bought this for my nieces and they loved it. Their parents also got in on the action. From the sounds of it they all had a blast.

  4. Missy

    12 year old birthday party…they instantly broke…not at all what I expected. Next time I will remember to read specs before buying… it’s literally styrofoam wrapped in plastic.

  5. Jennifer

    My teenagers had a BLAST with this as part of their back to school “night games.” I HIGHLY recommend it! My husband and I may have jumped in on the phone a little too. 😏

  6. Josh

    Spent the whole evening running around and taking each other out. Was much better than dodgeball And way more interactive. Such great fun. We played with kids from 8 to 25 and they got along great.

  7. Marilyn

    This summer, some of our grandkids (various ages) went out in our back yard to play “night games“. I whipped out my Glow Battle game. . Of course, they were super excited to try it out! For the next three hours we heard laughter, shouting, squealing! Needless to say, they absolutely did not want to quit! It’s so nice to have them out playing and running around together and having fun instead of staring at their electronics devices. Definitely a gift that keeps giving and that all Grandma and Grandpas should get for the grandkids !!!

  8. Kevin

    I was looking for something different to give my 9year old birthday girl. And this was perfect! Not only was it a creative, unique gift, but a gift that she can share with family, friends and the neighborhood. We decided to pull it out during her friend birthday party and it was a huge hit! Almost every parent asked where I got it. Thanks for helping get the kids outside and playing at 730pm on a dark, cold October night. They never felt the cold!

  9. Antoinett D.

    Not worth almost $60! We purchased for a Halloween Party. As the kids played with them parts started to fly off and the batteries were flying around. Each sword was destroyed. These were 7 & 8 year olds and they were fully supervised while playing it so they weren’t doing anything crazy. When we cleaned up this morning after the party my Roomba was finding all of the little button batteries. Cool idea but poor quality for the price point. The only part that survived was the bracelet; maybe we’ll use those to be seen when out running at dusk? Overall disappointed with what we got for the price.

  10. JJ H.

    Children ages 3 to 93, have enjoyed this fun games system. Customer support has been top notch with answering questions and replacements. Parents and grandparents where rolling in the grass watching their kids have a blast playing these games and seven joined the kids with the gameplay. 🙂

  11. Shane

    This game has been a hit with our family. We were pretty active before ordering Glow Battle but some activities were not the most fun for each family member. But playing this game outdoors is a unanimous fun for each of us. It’s a great way to blow off steam and work up a sweat without having to climb on the boring treadmill too often! The kids needed some roughhousing since this generation is a bit soft lol. But it’s not too rough since the swords are made of foam!

    Great game. Good folks running the company. Try it and see if your fam gets off the couch a bit more often.

  12. JP K.

    Wherever I go, I see people sitting side by side, manipulating their phones. It’s especially disheartening when I see a family together where the parents and children are disconnected. This game, designed in its simplicity, breaks through the media barriers and brings family members into “contact” with each other. You see parents and children chasing each other, laughing together and just having fun together. This is a perfect gift for a family to give itself as a means to restore so much that is lost through media. It is money well worth spending.

  13. Brian

    This game gave me and my friends hours of fun! The concept is simple, yet genius.

    After nightfall, the glowing parts really created a cool sci-fi action atmosphere. Also, we noticed that the sticks didn’t hurt at all, This was great, as it liberated us to really get after each other and get lost in the moment, without having to censor our actions.

    This is a great game!

  14. Jaimie G.

    This is absolutely AWESOME! Fun for hours! So many different ways you can play! We like hide and seek, ghosts in the graveyard and a good old sword fight that doesn’t hurt.. Lol.. Comes with cards that have other games you can play. AND… It comes with batteries! Nothing comes with batteries these days! We even played this with grandma. Seriously a blast. More than 5 stars to me! Love it!

  15. Marissa

    I was given this game as a gift and my 5 and 7 year old went nuts for this! Admittedly, they don’t do a good job sticking to the rules, but boy do they love fighting each other with these things. And I love that no one gets hurt. Such a great idea! Two thumbs up!

  16. Gidget

    I was given this game as a gift and my 5 and 7 year old went nuts for this! Admittedly, they don’t do a good job sticking to the rules, but boy do they love fighting each other with these things. And I love that no one gets hurt. Such a great idea! Two thumbs up!

  17. Becky S.

    The BEST part about Glow Battle is that, there were no cell phones or electronics on at my house tonight and my kids, their cousins and friend didn’t even care!!! And when it came time to “call it a night” everyone complained because they didn’t want to stop playing!!! “This kind” of complaining is totally music to my ears! ❤️

    The kids played a variety of different games tonight. I love that they are easy to set up and figure out. Everyone appreciates that!

    No one kid got hurt when they were hit with the weapons of light. TOTAL BONUS!!! This is such a nice change compared to all the times over the years that my sons and their buddies have gotten hurt when getting hit with a light saber. Total joy kill!!!
    So glad to have a game that’s interactive and gets the kids outside, at night and that all age groups can play together. We look forward to lots more Glow Battles at our house!!

  18. Richard G.

    First let me say that my kids loved playing the game. There are lots of lights and they had fun swinging glowing sticks. However, there are a couple downsides to consider: 1) indicating who was hit is a manual process and the kids would tend to argue about who hit who first. 2) the bracelets that you needed to change when hit were backwards, when you are supposed to go from solid to blinking, the button press instead when from solid to off and then to blinking. And finally, 3) Seemed to be a bit priced too high for what you get.

    So in summary: a few negatives but my kids had a great time playing with it just the same.

  19. R. P.

    My kids were so excited to for night to come when this arrived! They invited friends and cousins over and played for HOURS! Ages ranged from 11-16. It was awesome to hear their fun and have them get some exercise. I think they may have been a little rough with their play – a couple swords wouldn’t turn on the next time and the battery case fell apart. I was hoping the quality would’ve been a bit better but it was a lot of fun for the price!

  20. Patti H.

    As the mother of six very active kids, I’m always looking for constructive ways that they can expend energy. Glow Battle does just that. The great thing is that they can play Glow Battle in an open space inside, they can play in the backyard, they can play in the garage, and they can even play on the trampoline. Really, anywhere with some space. I thought they might get bored with it after playing a few times, but turns out that all-aged boys and girls really love to chase each other around with lighted batons in the dark for hours on end. Plus, it includes instructions for several game variations of strategy and teamwork that keep it fresh. And, all of the game pieces and batteries have withstood my crazy crew. I think Glow Battle will make a fun Christmas gift for my friends that have kids, too.

  21. Kara Y.

    A few families and I played this randomly one night. Just decided to go to the park and try it out and hours later we were still having fun! Most of us “adults” pooped out pretty early-great exercise though-and the kids just kept going and going. They loved it so much and it was a great way to get everyone involved and safely playing after dark! The swords light up really well too and don’t hurt so even young kids could play.

  22. Heather D.

    My kids absolutely LOVE this game! It is refreshing to have them interested in something other than electronics. It was so fun to watch my husband and older kids play and my five year old has a blast. He wants to play every night.

    We love that you can have 10 people playing at a time. We are thinking about getting another set because we have so many kids over for night games and they have to take turns. This game has been a big hit for our family.

  23. Nathan N.

    My kids like to play rough with each other so I was trying to find a game they could play together without getting hurt. They love glow in the dark things so I got them this game and they loved it. I thought maybe the wrap on the swords wouldn’t hold up to their play but it seems to be doing fine. They also have replaceable batteries which is great because some other light up toys I have don’t. Overall the kids enjoyed it and it was a good way to get rid of some of their energy without someone getting hurt.

  24. Kevin M.

    LEDs were not working well in two of the swords and needed to be jiggled to stay on for short periods of time
    1 bracelet band came out of the flasher, required a bit of wrangling to push it back in
    At least 2 LED units came out of the bottom of their swords, requiring the player to compensate during play
    At least 1 base station light kept getting ‘untwisted’, requiring re-tightening to stay on

    THE GAME IS FUN! With the different game play styles, the kids had a blast for the half hour that we played.

    I cannot recommend due to build quality, but if you’re handy, you can probably repair the things that your kids destroy. The game is a ton of fun, though.

    I purchased this for the Kickstarter. I don’t know if subsequent retail boxes have the same build quality.

  25. Brittany

    This game was such a cool twist on some family fun! The glow in the dark feature was something totally unique & made it super exciting for my kids. I grew up in an age when “night games” were the norm, & you’d roam around the neighborhood with all of your friends & not worry. Although we live in a different day and age…this game was the closest thing that my kids will experience to risking around playing games at night. We went to the field at the school on our street & had a BLAST!! I recommend this to anyone, knowing you’ll love the time spent with family or friends. It is totally worth the price.

  26. DeKay F.

    This game was given to our family by a friend. We really enjoyed playing it together as a family. We played it both inside and outside and found playing it outside with more space was more enjoyable. We played as a family following the basic rules of the game, but my children have spent hours making up their own games using the the glow battle equipment. I would say the 8+ age rating on the game is appropriate due to the battle nature of the game. We look forward to trying out the different variations of the game

  27. David E.

    Out of the box we had two of the light up swords and one of the bracelets not work. After the first round, maybe 15mins of play, we had the plastic wrap on the swords coming off, bracelets not staying connected and falling off and batteries coming out. We ended up playing something else and throwing the Glow Battle in the trash. Very disappointed.

  28. Anne O.

    My kids enjoyed it and are constantly asking to play this. It is so much better when played in the dark for obvious reasons but my kids can’t always wait 😁. Cons: the plastic covering around the foam sticks ripped after a couple uses but they really are just for decoration. My kids enjoyed the different ways you can play the game, especially the capture the flag version. Overall, I would totally recommend this game. What kids don’t want to play a game where they are allowed to hit each other?!

  29. Ashley I.

    Loved everything about this. Our family and neighborhood totally rocked this last week. We wished we would have bought it earlier for all those outside summer nights. Wish I had video to share but was so caught up watching the kids (and adults) have fun I didn’t pick my phone up. Highly recommend

  30. Linde F.

    Not only is this game entertaining to watch but it gets the kids active and keeps them playing for hours. There are so many different ways and games to play with glow battle that my kids have played a different game every night with the neighborhood kids. They get so excited to tell other family and friends about it and anyone that comes over is invited to play. It is such a blast and the swords dont hurt at all when you tap someone with them, even if you swing hard. it is so much fun! Our fmily would recommend this game to anyonw who likes to play any game!

  31. Kat

    Sorry the photo is dark, but our four boys and my husband and I have had so much fun playing different games with GlowBattle. The first time I pulled it out I had no idea how much crazy fun our kids would have. They were instantly battling and making up games and teams and stuff. Capture the Flag takes on a whole new meaning with glow in the dark swords! Neighborhood night games just got a lot more fun too! It’s as fun for 6 year olds as it is for 66 year olds!

  32. Carlye

    We are loving glow battle! I love that the swords are soft so they can smack each other all they want and nobody gets hurt. The instructions are pretty basic and even my five year old was able to understand and enjoy playing. My older kids (9 and 12) have tried out several of the different game options with their friends and they have all been fun. It comes with enough swords and wrist bands for ten kids, so it has been a big hit when we have cousins or friends over.

  33. Brandon E.

    This is a creative and entertaining game for all ages. I bought this game to play with all of my family at our reunion this year and it was a blast. We played in both the day and at night time. I will say it is a lot more fun at night cause all you see are these glowing swords and wrist bands running around battling for the win! This is a excellent alternative to your kids playing on phones and sitting around watching T.V. shows. It was great to get everyone out and about playing together. Fun for the whole family!

  34. Aaron R.

    This is a great game for the outdoors and a way to get the kids out of the house and off electronics. A great night game!! The lights are super bright and the game comes with many versions or types of games to play with the bracelets, swords, and regen lights.

    The swords are a bit fragile but as long as kids can stick to the rules they will last. Also an upgrade suggestion to the glow bracelets would be a watch clasp to keep them more secure. This is a highly active game and we found they would come off at times.

    Our kids loved playing the steal the flag version.

  35. crystal k.

    This is a really fun product for the family. The glow bracelets and swords stay lit for a long time. I love that the batteries are replaceable. I would recommend that you play outside since its an active game. The ONLY thing I didnt like is that at the end of the battle need swords is plastic and can hurt someones face, you know if you’re getting crazy, like kids do! We use safety glasses as always with any sport. I didn’t take pics because we are having too much fun. Also, fun for adults in the forests. Not even kidding.

  36. Traci

    My son got Glow Battle game for his 10th birthday! It was a hit! He gathered his buddies for a night of glow battles! Lots of running and giggles to be heard! Loved that it came with game cards with ideas of different games to play with the light-up swords!

  37. JT

    Such a fun game for kids and adults. We had some friends over and played it for hours. There are so many different games that you can play (capture the flag, ghost in the graveyard, and many more). The lights are fun and it’s great exercise! Great idea for a game!

  38. Rae

    I took this on a family trip this summer and whipped it out when things were starting to get a little dull. My kids, nieces and nephews loved it! We actually had to put it away earlier than planned because they were having so much fun!
    Things I love:
    I love that these are soft light sabers. It does not hurt at all to get hurt by them, even when things get a little rough!
    The lights are bright! We weren’t playing in total darkness, so the fact that these are very bright helped a lot! It made it more possible for my little kids to play without getting hurt.
    I also love the game variations. I jumped in on a new game and was able to have fun by applying stricter rules for myself.
    Easy to store! It’s not too big to store in our game closet!
    Things that could use improvement:
    While the bracelets are awesome and bright, sometimes the kids got too enthusiastic and pulled the wrong end out while trying to remove it. The wrong end goes right back into the slot, so it’s really not a huge problem, but that’s something that would improve it!
    Overall, Super fun game with lots of variations! I played it with kids that were 2-11! We all had fun!

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