Since opening in 1999, Pentagon Paintball has earned the distinction of being one of the tri-state area’s largest paintball complexes, as well as the only safety-certified arena in Erie County. With a more-than-2,000-square-foot pro shop and six different outdoor fields, Pentagon provides ample opportunity to ambush friends, strangers, and renegade blades of grass with paint guns year-round. Add heightened realism to Road Warrior reenactments with 30-foot towers on the Urban Jungle field, or play cards and trade war stories while crouching in one of more than 50 bunkers inside The Depot field—one of the most popular fields for recreational players. The playing courts’ short and tall grasses are traipsable all year long; Pentagon Paintball plows all fields when snow amasses more than 10 inches, swiftly quashing any Frosty the Snowman-led insurgencies. Gas grills are available on site for complimentary use, so bring some cookables with which to refuel. When questions arise over who hit whom, what the boundaries are, and exactly what Georges Seurat’s motives were when he invented competitive paintball in 1886, just ask one of the knowledgeable referees, who are on hand for every match.