When should we arrive for our experience?
Please arrive no more than 5 minutes prior to the time that you have booked. We don’t want people gathering in large groups waiting for their lanes to be available.
What should I wear?
First and foremost, for safety purposes we require ALL PARTICIPANTS to wear closed-toed shoes. The axes can bounce back a bit, and we don’t want to be responsible for your poor little tootsies being hurt. Not that it’s happened, but we’d rather be safe than sorry.
Other than that, make sure you dress comfortably. This is a very physical activity, and we don’t suggest you try to throw in your Saturday night club outfit. But hey, if you’re comfortable throwing in that sparkly tube top and patent leather pants, go for it… you 2001 fashion maven, you. We recommend wearing layers, as it may start off a little chilly, then get a little sweaty as things progress. We do frown on public nudity (sorry to ruin your weekend fun), so layer up, ladies and gentlemen!
Is there an age limit?
Yes. All axe throwing participants at AAAT must be at least 15 years of age. Anyone 15-17 must have their parents sign their waiver for them. If the parent is not present, they may sign the WAIVER in advance.
If you absolutely must bring any children 0-14, you may. They can watch everyone play from a safe distance. However, they can NOT throw any axes, can NOT go inside the throwing lane at all, and YOU are responsible for watching them. We are axeperts, not babysitters. Besides, do you really want to leave your kids in the care of people who specialize in throwing sharp objects?
Are we allowed to take pictures/videos?
ABSOLUTELY! We encourage groups to document their experience as much as they like, and share your fun wherever you want. We also feature several photo ops for fun backdrops for your photos. However, we ask that you do make sure that it does not disrupt any of your axe games. We will be happy to take a group photo or two at the end of your experience, just ask one of our axeperts or bartenders.
What are the rules to throw axes?
Your group will be instructed on all of the rules at the beginning of your experience by one of our axeperts. Some of it involves axe-throwing technique, but most of it involves safety. Safety is #1 at AAAT, so listen to your axeperts. If anyone is disobeying our safety guidelines, our axeperts reserve the right to cut the experience short, or to not allow any one person inside the throwing lanes for the rest of the time.
If you would like a copy of our rules before you arrive, shoot us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll be happy to send them to you.
Are we allowed to bring our own axes?
For public play, whether during regular or special hours, you may bring your own axe. However, they must be measured & weighed by our axeperts before play to ensure that they meet safe standards.
Can we bring our own food?
Of course! We don’t have a concession stand at either location, so you are free to bring any kind of food that you want with you or have some delivered. However, keep in mind that each group only has one table, so there’s not that much room (unless you have a private party.) You are responsible for all clean up.
Is alcohol permitted or available?
YES! At BOTH of our locations we now feature beer, liquor, water, soda, and more! Therefore, you may not bring your own beverages, alcoholic or otherwise.
Because of the full bars at both locations, participants ARE NOT permitted to bring their own drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic alike. The exception is bottled water.
There is a 2 drink limit per person for safety reasons & we check the IDs of anyone under the age of 40.
We know what you’re thinking; everyone says it: “Axe throwing and alcohol? That sounds like a bad idea.” You might be surprised to learn that the vast majority of axe throwing venues also offer alcohol. We make sure to monitor our customers closely. If a participant arrives too intoxicated or becomes too impaired to play safely, we reserve the right to end their experience. This is for the safety of all involved.
How much is it?
Our general booking is $30 per person for a single experience. Prices may differ for larger groups, but we’ll get to that in another question.
Currently, due to COVID-19 and the regulations from the state of Ohio on how we must operate to be able to open, for the time being ALL bookings must be PRIVATE, as we don’t want any mixing of groups.
- The base price for 1 lane is $120. This covers up to 4 players. Even if you don’t have 4 people, to currently be able to book a lane, you must pay at least $120. Additional players (up to 8 additional for a total group size of 12) may be added for the regular $30 / person.
How do I book an experience?
Where are your locations?
We currently have 2 locations:
- Akron, Ohio at 1282 Triplett Blvd. (inside the Akron Haunted Schoolhouse. Please enter at the glass doors under the carport on side of Schoolhouse building.)
- Canton, Ohio at 4125 Mahoning Road NE (inside the Factory of Terror. Please turn onto Cliftmont Ave. and look for the signs to park in the main lot off of Cliftmont. Follow the signs, and head down the stairs to enter at the door on the side of the building. You no longer will be entering at the Escape Canton entrance.)
When are you open? Do I have to make a reservation?
For our regular hours, we do require reservations to be made online in advance.
We are regularly open:
- Fridays – 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 bookings
- Saturdays – 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 bookings
- Other days & times are available by special request only. Please email us to make your requests. We recommend all requests be submitted at least 7 days in advance to ensure availability of staff. Please visit our PARTIES page for more information.
Do you accept walk-ins?
- Walk-ins are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis at both locations on Fridays and Saturdays.
- The walk-in rate of $30 per person (for 2 hours) has a minimum of 1 person and a maximum of 10. We will not mix groups.
- Saturday nights tend to be very busy, and we usually have little-to-no availability for walk-ins. Friday nights are usually a little more open, though we sometimes sell out on Fridays as well.
- Availability is NOT guaranteed with walk-ins, so we highly recommend you book your lane in advance online. Lanes can be reserved online up to just 10 minutes before a time slot begins. You may also contact us at (234) 281-4012 or email@example.com to inquire about walk-in availability.
- Staff is only on premises if we have a previously-reserved lane. If we do not, staff may not be on site to serve walk-ins at certain times or dates. We suggest contacting us before you head our way to ensure that someone is there.
What is the minimum/maximum number of people allowed in a booking?
For regular bookings, we require a minimum of four (4) per lane, and a maximum of twelve (12) people per lane.
For special bookings and groups on off days, we require a minimum of ten (10) players. We require a minimum of 16 for group rates during normal business hours.
How long will our experience be? What does it include?
Your experience will be about one hour and 45 minutes long. You should arrive no more than 5 minutes before the time you have booked. Our staff will have you sign the waiver, get everyone checked in, and allow you to use the restroom before your axe-ucation begins.
Included in your booking is group instruction from our “Axeperts” on the rules, safety and the proper way to throw an axe. After that, you get 90+ minutes on your lane(s), which include two (2) targets per lane, to play our selection of fun axe games!
We recommend 6-8 people to get the best experience. Any less and it can get a bit tiring, any more and each person doesn’t get as much time to throw.
Also included in your reservation (for regular business hours) is access to our FULL bar, and our selection of other games (i.e., pool, darts, shuffleboard, giant Jenga, and more ~ all games not available at both locations.)
Will we be paired with strangers?
Currently, all of our bookings are PRIVATE only, so you will NOT be paired with strangers.
What is your cancellation policy?
We understand that sometimes life gets in the way and plans change. Therefore, we will allow groups to cancel/change their booking. If there is at least 24 hours notice on the cancellation/change, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel with less than 24-hours notice or are a No-Show/No-Call, you will receive NO REFUND*.
*However, it is possible we may lift that policy in certain emergency situations. Please contact us if you have an emergency.
How do I change/cancel my reservation?
Customers can alter or cancel their own reservation up to 24 hours before their booking. Find your confirmation email, scroll down, and look for the orange button that says “View / change booking.”
That will take you to your booking (scroll down past the info at the top of the page) where you can edit each detail by clicking the pencil symbol beside each one. You can change which lane you’ve booked, the date and/or time of the booking, the amount of participants, or your contact details.
To cancel your booking, click the red “cancel my booking” button at the bottom of the page. The system will not auto-refund you, so we will have to manually process your refund (if you are eligible to one) ourselves. This can take up to 3-5 business days.
If you want to change/cancel your booking less than 24 hours before your reservation, please shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.
Can extra players be added upon arrival?
If you would like to add extra players to your existing reservation (up to the maximum of 12) 24+ hours before your booking, you may follow the instructions to change your booking in the question above this one.
However, you may also have additional players added upon arrival for your reservation. Each additional player will be $30 and they can just pay the bartender, or even add the charge to their bar tabs!
What is axe throwing?
You and your friends will spend ~2 hours throwing a small hatchet at a target as you learn, practice, and then finally square off toe-to-toe in a group tournament that will result in the crowning of an Axe Throwing Champion. Our unique axe throwing experience is fun and casual! Whether you are looking to pick up a new hobby, learn a new skill, or simply find a reason to hang out with some of your favorite friends, we are here to serve you with an unforgettable experience.
Is it safe?
Yes! Despite what many think when they hear about axe throwing, it is actually very safe. We are very strict with our rules and they are to make sure that everyone is throwing the axes in a safe manner.
Is it handicap accessible?
Yes! We’ve had many differently-abled persons throw at our venues and they’ve had wonderful times. Both locations are accessible.
In Akron, the handicap parking is clearly marked in the main parking lot.
In Canton, to bypass the upper-level parking & stairs, you will need to pull through Gate #1 off of Cliftmont Ave. (NOT the main Axe Throwing gate) and turn right to park in front of the entrance to AAAT (blue door.) If Gate #1 is not open, call us at 234-281-4012 or send someone inside to get an employee to unlock the gate.
Does anyone teach us?
Yes! Our axe throwing sessions are run by trained “axeperts” who will show you how to safely handle an axe and chuck it with accuracy whilst giving you tips on how to capture that illustrious bullseye.
Do we need to bring any equipment?
Nope! All American Axe Throwing will provide you with everything you need to have an amazing experience.
Do you offer any leagues?
We used to, but there wasn’t enough interest to keep them going. If enough patrons express interest, however, we will be happy to start them up again! We are no longer affiliated with any official organizations, so the leagues would be independent.
Do you accept special group bookings?
Yes, we do! We have new Party Packages that are available during the week. We require at least ten (10) players for a booking on a special day/time. Also, to ensure availability of the facility and of the staff, we recommend at least a 7-day advance notice for all special bookings. Please see our PARTIES page for more information.
If your group is 15 people or less and will fall during our normal hours, you may just book your game online like normal.
If your group is 16 or more and will fall during our normal hours, please email us to arrange your experience, as you may receive discounted group rates.
Do you have gift certificates/cards available?
YES, we do!
Several different denominations of gift vouchers are available for purchase HERE for our AKRON location, and HERE for our CANTON location. You will be emailed a voucher code that you can print out and insert into any card/gift that you choose in order to present your gift to the giftee.
We do NOT have physical gift cards/certificates for sale. You will need to print out the voucher code yourself.
Can we have people come & watch (but not play) for free?
Absolutely! As long as you aren’t bringing an entire football team along to watch, we gladly allow people to come and watch without paying. Remember, each lane has limited seating available, so everyone may not have a seat. However, our axeperts will make sure that person(s) do not throw without paying. It’s not fair to everyone else if we do so.