Airsoft is like a production of Hamlet: it’s exciting, demanding, and by the end everyone has pretend-died. Take airsoft arms against a sea of troubles with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get an airsoft package for two at BattleCat Sports in Anderson (up to an $80 total value). The package includes the following:
- Four-hour airsoft game for two (a $25 value/person)
- Airsoft pistol or rifle rental (up to a $15 value/person)
- Safety mask rental
- Unlimited airsoft pellets<p>
The shouts of good-natured warfare echo through BattleCat Sports’ labyrinthine environment, a sprawling 10,000-square-foot arena designed by military and law enforcement aficionados to replicate the feel of an urban business district. Darting frantically from one piece of cover to another, combatants blast away at one another amongst realistically furnished office buildings, residential-style areas, and street sets like dueling studio executives. A choice of airsoft pistol or rifle, each laden with unlimited soft pellet ammo, gives players the opportunity to opt for accuracy or close-quarters efficacy, and safety masks protect faces from fire. Pseudo warfare occurs in a variety of scenarios, pitting teams against one another as one attempts to stop a robbery in progress, rescue a hostage, or pin the tail on a donkey that’s actually a war criminal.
On any given weekend at BattleCat Sports, there can be a robbery, hostage rescue, bomb defusing, or VIP escort in progress. The BattleCat staff specialize in these adrenaline-pumping scenarios as well as team eliminations and last-man-standing games inside the 10,000-square-foot facility, which was designed by military and law-enforcement members as well as airsoft enthusiasts to create a challenging experience. Players grab specially outfitted rifles that shoot BBs in a game that is similar to paintball but without the mess. And to ensure that everyone aged 10 and up can enjoy their time in the arena, the staff enforces rules and provides safety briefings to all participants.