Like nail salons and 10th-storey balconies, paintball fields are one of the few places where it is socially acceptable to decorate nearby strangers in technicolour acrylics. Paint friend and foe with today's Groupon: for $25, you get an all-inclusive paintball package at Battlefield Paintball in Richmond (a $50 value).
At Battlefield Paintball, sharpshooters aim acrylic ammunition across multiple play fields. After a quick safety briefing, gunslingers suit up in camouflage and goggles for paint battles and fashion runway photo shoots. Players wrap their trigger fingers around a Tippmann 98 paintball gun, and then split up into teams during games organized and supervised by Battlefield's skilled staff. Unlimited compressed-air cartridges fire 500 included paintballs at opposing team members in open areas brimming with trees, brush, and inflatable cover. Dodge a nonstop barrage of paint at Speedball Arena, or search for any surviving pudding cups in Nuke Town. Paintball teams dip into the water at Abandon Naval Base, and then simulate hitting the shore for an ensuing paintball firefight.
After games, embattled soldiers can sate grumbling stomachs by purchasing pizza (not included in today's deal), or buy additional ammo to continue their paint-slinging battles. Battlefield Paintball suggests that players wear old clothing and light boots, and bring bug repellent to discourage the advances of frisky crickets.
Munster Hamlet - Richmond
6038 Ottawa St.
Richmond, Ontario K0A 2Z0