An airsoft game is a lot like chess in that both require complex strategizing and both are almost impossible to win against autonomous robots. Add a dash of humanity to your next game with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get one package of all-day airsoft play, which includes gun rental plus an AEG upgrade, 150 BB pellets (plus 1000 extra BB pellets), and safety gear at BattlegroundZ.net, in Attleboro (up to a $55 value).
First-time pelleteers and seasoned snipers can infiltrate BattlegroundZ's indoor airsoft arena for one full day of lifelike first-person combat. Unlike paintball or War of 1812 cartoons, players are equipped with realistic-looking weapons, with each BB pellet flying between 270 and 400 feet per second to mark opponents. Each skirmish hinges on different objectives based on real-life military or law-enforcement action.
Suit up with a mask and neck protection before charging onto the battleground, setting sights on pelting friends, frenemies, and Bob from Human Resources while dodging the enemy crosshairs. Since players are not immediately splattered with paint during a hit, Airsoft relies on the honor system, meaning hit players must head to the sidelines on their own accord or face wearing a powdered wig while editing the first draft of Benjamin Franklin’s romance novel.
Though airsoft at BattlegroundZ.net has yet to be reviewed, the Sun Chronicle featured the facility:
- An extensive facility to play the game. – Abigail Forget
BattlegroundZ facilitates recreational combat with an indoor compound designed to accommodate games of paintball, Splatmaster paintball, airsoft, Knockerball, foam-dart, and laser tag. At BattlegroundZ’s facility, masked and visored shooters safely bombard each other with reusable silicone balls while negotiating bunkers 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.
The 5,000-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 in multiple buildings, including two sniper towers. Before games, weapons are tested to ensure they do not fire pellets faster than 350 feet-per-second, so their impact feels less like a blow to the body and more like a raspberry to the soul. For those looking for a purely virtual experience BattlegroundZ also features a 5,000-square-foot arcade with swipe-card system.