Defending a castle wall against attackers sounds like a medieval pastime, but at DoodleBug Sportz’s outdoor paintball field in Snohomish, it remains an immediate concern. Armed with semiautomatic or electronic paintball markers, two teams battle over the wall, darting among manmade bunkers, or retiring behind the wall to shoot through its crenelations. Referees patrol the field, ensuring fair play, and the bunker layout changes weekly to keep games feeling fresh. Though DoodleBug Sportz offers rentals, players also can purchase their own gear from a company shop, stocked with paintball guns and key accessories for the sport, such as second paintbrush guns.
We are a family oriented 32 acre outdoor paintball park. "First Time Players" who need rental equipment and coaching is our specialty. Once you get to the park, you just follow us and we do all the work A great staff of highly entertaining referees give you a safety brief and explain each game before it begins.
With a face hidden by a full mask and goggles, a player peeks out from behind a tree. In an unguarded moment, her opponent has stepped away from the bunker that had been giving him cover. She takes the opportunity to splatter him with brightly colored paint, then raises her marker in victory. As they do battle, teams roam across four separate fields lined with tall trees and stone obstacles sprawled over 10 acres. Staff members ensure safe play and that no one tries to fill their guns with hot sauce, and can call in to one of the surrounding pizza places for delivery.
Premier Paintball provides pigment-packers ages 10 and up with multiple fields on which to run, shoot, and play dead. The brand new x-ball field pits teams against one another amid the playful geometry of stuffed, beanbag-like fortifications and an enormous red X that, when combined with the correct incantation, is capable of summoning every zombie pirate within a half-mile radius. Players who prefer a more true-to-life take on tempura warfare can take on the role of SWAT tacticians in the village, invading buildings in search of opponents and shouting "clear!" each time they note a window's transparency. Or, test your aim and adrenaline tolerance during woodsball, a calculated contest of wits and color shooter in which half of the included 500 paintballs spend themselves against branch and bough instead of limb and leg. Although today's deal includes all the equipment, air, and ammunition players need to fuel their frescoed festivities, Groupon guests can also take advantage of a 10% discount on same-day purchases made at the on-site pro shop.
Adventure Paintball Park outfits sharpshooters with all the gear needed to unleash a water-based fury of flamboyant colors on four separate fields strewn across 10 acres of wooded battlegrounds. A knowledgeable staff of instructors debriefs first-time players on safety procedures and frontline etiquette. Then players suit up with rented guns, masks, compressed-air tanks (a $40 value), and 500 rounds of ammunition (a $20 value). As strained negotiations collapse and battles commence, contestants are set loose to stealthily traverse paint-stained fields littered with muddy trenches, abandoned trailers, and improvised sandbag shelters. Staff members monitor battles at all times to ensure safety and balanced play while a ghostly gang of starved artists observes the proceedings with cold indifference.
At Operation Paintball, Mother Nature provides the cover: massive tree roots bulge from the ground at the edge of a field, sheltering players from the gobs of paint whizzing past their ears. Beyond the natural bunkers, the five outdoor fields boast manmade obstacles—including barrels, old cars, and inflatables—behind which teammates strafe, dodge, and teleport their way to the safety of two-story towers. Play rotates among the fields throughout the day, presenting players with various scenarios such as Capture the Flag and Elimination.