Providence Indoor Paintball, LLC's indoor field gives it distinct advantages over traditional outdoor spots. For one, paintball matches can continue well into the evening, with most nights' events carrying on until 10 p.m. Paintballers face less variables and weather problems, making for straightforward skill-based matches in a large facility loaded with inflatable obstacles. Tournament-style and rec-ball games welcome newcomers and experienced players alike. Those who prefer outdoor competition can take advantage of the facility's new alfresco field, which is open for the spring season, weather permitting.
Tom and his son Matt started playing paintball with their friends on a 23-acre field in the woods. Now the location of Matt's Outback Paintball, that field is equipped with four multiple-story forts and supplemented by X-ball fields, a tire field, and a seven-man speedball field for paintball games.
Across Friendly Fire Paintball's 14 wooded acres, paintballers stalk their targets, darting between the trees and taking cover behind boulders. Their mission? To capture their opponent's fort while defending their own home base. It's not easy, but packages with unlimited air refills and paintballs?as well as smoke grenades that cover everything in clouds of blue and green paint?help paintballers complete their mission
Though paintball is a high adrenaline sport, Friendly Fire ensures that all combatants are treated fairly and never taken for hostage past their bedtimes. And younger kids can take advantage of Friendly Fire's Splatmaster games. These use Splatballs, which are smaller than regular paintballs and travel at a reduced velocity.
You're in the woods playing hide-and-seek. Tucked behind a log, you hear, "Ready or not, here I come!" and then wait for the sound of footsteps to trod past. The steps fade, and you break for base. But then the seeker closes in, but he doesn't need to get close enough to touch you—he just needs a clear shot to tag you with a paintball pellet.
Cape Cod Paintball's founders—friends who spent nearly a decade designing the facility's 14 outdoor fields—love to blend childhood games such as hide-and-seek with the grown-up thrill of paintball. Each course integrates both natural and artificial terrain—picture freestanding timber and brush piles juxtaposed against industrial cable spools, upturned sections of corrugated tubing, and wooden fence panels. Through this mash-up of cover, players split into teams for standard paintball games such as Capture the Flag, or more updated childhood games such as Cops and Robbers. Cape Cod Paintball's team also caters to group play with private parties, and mans a pro shop stocked with gear from brands such as Tippmann and Dangerous Power.
Clusters of forts and bunkers stretch for 30 acres on the playing fields of WarZone Paintball & Airsoft. WarZone's massive layout gives players ample room to plot sneak attacks from behind barrels or lead epic charges from the trenches, across fields, or up hill-top fortresses. With a village, multiple forts, trenches and more, WarZone is suited for groups big or small.
Rhode Island Paintball & Airsoft owner George Zervas created WarZone with Jeff Stein, the founder of the professional paintball team the New England Hurricanes.
BattlegroundZ facilitates recreational combat with an indoor compound designed to accommodate games of paintball, airsoft, and laser tag. At BattlegroundZ?s indoor paintball facility, masked and visored shooters safely bombard each other with reusable silicone balls while negotiating 10,000 square feet of treacherous halls and repositionable obstacles. Depending on the particular skirmish, joyful gangs of paintballers strive to accomplish a variety of objectives, from ganging up on a marauding band of zombies, to pelting other players to capturing an opposing team?s flag or tricking rivals into designing a flag with clashing colors.
Split into two rooms, the 4,000-square-foot laser-tag arena lets combatants take cover behind phosphorescent partitions as they take aim at enemies clad in illuminated vests. BattlegroundZ also hosts airsoft competitions in which players dodge BBs while attempting to accomplish tactical objectives. Before games, weapons are tested to ensure they do not fire pellets faster than 270 and 350 feet-per-second, so their impact feels less like a blow to the body and more like a raspberry to the soul.