Paintball combines the philosophies from Sun Tzu's The Art of War with anecdotes from Jackson Pollock's autobiography, I Will Fight Your Painting. Hone combat aesthetics with this Groupon.
$25 for an All-Day Paintball Package ($50 Value)
The package includes an all-day pass, a gun, 250 paintballs, gear, and refreshments. Combatants meet Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to engage in simulated warfare on six separate paintball arenas, with breaks for snacks at a canopied picnic area. Additional paintball rounds may be purchased onsite if needed ($15 for 500; $45 for a box).
Masked warriors charge over the top of trench fortifications, spearheading an attack on enemy lines, spurred on by a telltale popping noise and flurry of splattered paint. "I don't care if you're a man, woman, child or 65-year-old grandma, you're going to get an adrenaline rush," Owner John Gross told the Tampa Bay Times, speaking to paintball and airsoft sports’ ability to bring out that competitive spirit in almost everyone, from military folks to birthday-party guests.
Players of all ages and stripes engage in friendly combat on the rolling slopes of six separate fields, which sport obstacles and features such as mock-pillboxes, buildings, and a hulking U.N. tank. Visitors ambush, flank, and outmaneuver opposing teams using the field’s arsenal of pigment-hurling paintball cannons, or more realistic pellet-shooting airsoft rifles. Referees carefully watch play to ensure soldiers adhere to house safety rules and Geneva Convention standards.