Brief Known History:

We know that rage rooms started before 2008 in an East Asian country. No one is exactly sure who started the concept or where it started. I have read that the concept started in Singapore, Japan and even here in the United States. We do know a little more about modern rage room history as there have been a few places that have tried to chronicle rage rooms.

The first two chronicled rage rooms in North America seem to be located in Dallas, Tx and Toronto Canada. Both opened in late 2008. The Dallas location shut its doors after the tragic death of the owner. The location we think became what is known as Battle Sports (not 100% certain).

Status of Industry

The industry is approximately eleven years old and is growing rapidly. Currently there are no set standards for safety, breakables, pricing or even age limits. People are opening rage rooms faster than insurance companies can develop policies to cover them. There is some concern over the lack of safety standards of these pop up rage rooms. The industry has been lucky so far that only a few known cases of injury have occurred, fortunately nothing major.

By the end of 2008 there were approximately 10 rage rooms world wide. Currently there is an estimated 100 rage rooms in North America alone, and probably 2-3 times that many world wide. It is time that the owners of the rage rooms come together to establish industry standards for not only the safety of their customers but for the continued growth of the industry.

Setting Standards

Some of the standards that customers have come to expect rage room industry providers are as follows.

  • Paying by the person
  • Safety gear provided
  • Breakables provided
  • Availability of space for Groups
  • Going Green
  • Standardized time allotments
  • The option to break their own stuff
  • Children aged 8 and older allowed
  • Additional activities available

There are some standards that need to be established within the rage room industry to not only benefit our clients but to also become socially responsible. For example recycling or upcycling the smashed items. Currently, Smash N Bash recovers all electronic power cords and computer parts from TVs, computers, printers, cell phones, and other items for recycling. In addition we also try to provide local artist and manufacturers with other broken pieces and scrap metals for upcycling into new products.

The more we can do with and for our community will allow the industry to prosper for years to come and be seen in a positive light.

Reviews

  • positive review  OMG. so I have seen this stuff on TV and let me tell you.. this is just amazing! My sisters and I decided to go release some steam last week. This was one of the best experiences ever. we definitely released some steam and more.... from years of built up stuff. This was therapeutic and keeps us out of jail...lol! Yesterday we celebrated my nieces birthday, my nephews birthday, and my sisters birthday by doing the splatter party. We had a blast. kids had so much fun... i mean who doesn't want to just make a mess and create art at the same time? we intentionally wore all white to save our clothes and create our memory outfit. we will see how they come out! So ... the best part about this place was really the wonderful couple that greats you, makes sure you are good, breaks it all down for you, and genuinely wants you to have a blast. They saw that we needed to really release some stuff and went out thwir way to bring frames and markers so we can write it down and break it and let it go. They really went above and beyone to make sure we cleaned up properly and our cars would not get messed up. they lined up the cars with plastic and made sure we had everything to clean up as much as possible. Good customer service is hard to find. People that genuinely want you to leave there feeling happy and better is hard to find... but they did that and I will drive 3 hours on a regular to support their business!! Do not hesitate to book.... you will be glad you did! Thank you guys for all yall did and all the extra time you took to make aure we were great. Tip on smashing: eat first, hydrate that day - it is a workout and you exert tons of energy! Tip on splatter- Do not let the kids rub paint all over themselves...lol. Bring extra clothes and socks, Bring something to cover your seats. Bring wipes and soap! I would also bring some containers to put canvases in...the flatter ones created for under your bed.... normal size could probably hold two... and know that you gotta go home to clean up before going anywhere....lol! but it is a blast!

    Tiffany Lee Anderson Avatar Tiffany Lee Anderson
    June 14, 2020

    positive review  my mom and i went on a whim on a sunday to smash n bash and had such a great experience! we picked the agitated package and it included: 10 minutes inside a room, breaking computers, bottles, cups, plates, etc. we even got to pick our own music to destroy to! it’s owned by the kindest couple!! they gave us so much information. they offer so many cool packages and different activities at an awesome price. WE WILL DEFINITELY BE COMING BACK!

    Taylor Ellzey Avatar Taylor Ellzey
    May 17, 2020

    positive review  Had a BLAST! Will definitely be back... The owners are friendly and kind! Can't wait til next time!!

    Meighan Knight Avatar Meighan Knight
    May 16, 2020
  • positive review  So much FUN! Everything was explained very well beforehand. Will recommend to others! Thanks for the stellar experience!!!

    Amy Allen Powell Avatar Amy Allen Powell
    March 12, 2020

    positive review  Nonstop smiling and giggling.

    Cammie Daniel Schwarze Avatar Cammie Daniel Schwarze
    March 8, 2020

    positive review  Brought my son and a couple of his buddies and cousins for his 14th birthday. This place did not disappoint. They all left there talking about how much fun they had and what they would want to do “next time” we come:) Owners were very friendly and communicated so well throughout the whole party package booking. Would highly recommend!

    Rachel Barajas-Garcia Avatar Rachel Barajas-Garcia
    February 16, 2020
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