Paintball combines the philosophies from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War with anecdotes from Jackson Pollock’s autobiography, I Will Fight Your Painting. Hone combat aesthetics with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get a Ranger package at Black River Paintball’s locations in Angier and Fayetteville (a $44.95 value). The Ranger package includes:
- All-day park admission
- Paintball marker
- Air tank and unlimited refills
- 200 paintballs<p>
Black River Paintball unleashes mock warriors across two sprawling outdoor arenas, where battle cries float among trees and colorful obstacles. Players devastate the wardrobes of good-natured opponents with an included paintball gun, high-pressure tank, and 200 paintballs during rounds lasting 10–20 minutes. Paintballers wage games of speedball, woods play, and simulated urban warfare under the watchful eyes of trained referees. Each field spans at least 85 acres of wooded terrain, and bunkers and protective barriers serve as ideal spots to hunker down after assaults and botched Braveheart monologues. The staff welcomes rookies and walk-on players, although the scope of Black River Paintball’s offerings also lures tournaments and professional paint-slingers. Black River is a field-paint only facility and doesn’t allow outside paintballs; additional paintballs are available for purchase on site.
Black River Paintball
The expert referees and staff at Black River Paintball have hosted games of speedball, woods play, and simulated urban warfare for more than 22 years. The outdoor field—spanning over 85 acres of wooded terrain—is comprised of bunkers, particleboard barriers, and thick patches of undergrowth that serve as ideal spots for players to hunker down after assaults or botched Braveheart monologues. Onsite rental shops arm participants with all necessary equipment including markers, goggles, and paintballs. In addition to walk-on rounds, the facility accommodates players during annual tournaments and scenario games, including themed survival quests based on properties such as G.I. Joe, World of Warcraft, and Harold and the Purple Crayon.