Paintball is a lot like chess in that both require complex strategizing and both are almost impossible to win against autonomous robots. Sharpen your chances with today's Groupon: For $35, you get two daylong passes plus equipment rental and 500 paintballs at Wasilla SplatterHouse Paintball ($70 value).
Home to the only indoor paintball range in Alaska, Wasilla SplatterHouse Paintball provides winter recreational relief to players cursed with the coldest clime in the country. The studio recently installed higher ceilings for a more spacious paintball experience, and they've also got an outdoor course opens in the summer. The indoor course is crowded with blue blow-up obstacles that are plump enough to make for good hiding and soft enough to make paint wars safe for players as young as 10. Wasilla SplatterHouse Paintball's refs are friendly but firm, ensuring that safety remains top priority, just above reading picture books to children. Wasilla SplatterHouse Paintball's staging areas are spacious, so everyone can catch all the paint flying-action on the field.
Wasilla SplatterHouse Paintball
A soldier hears a rustling in the distant trees. He turns his head expecting to exchange glances with a family of squirrels or maybe a bear. Then, he hears a quick burst of air, shifts his gaze downward, and finds a splatter of blue paint on his T-shirt. Ambushes by paint-slinging sharpshooters occur regularly at Wasilla SplatterHouse Paintball, where groups gather to stage colorful tactical operations on a woodsy landscape dotted with plentiful obstacles and hiding places. While ducking under paintball fire, players crawl through cement tubes and crouch behind walls to plot their next move or patch up their multicolored wounds with whiteout. Before being unleashed onto the battlegrounds, players are supplied with paintballs and Tippmann 98 and electronic-trigger Smart Parts Vibe equipment.