Hanging out amid a flurry of tiny, colorful spheres used to be a pastime reserved for marble-wielding scamps named Alfalfa, Stymie, and Spank-Wheat. Defect from that rascally gang and get a real shooter in hand with today's Groupon: for $15, you get all-day admission (a $10 value), equipment rental including 200 paintballs (a $21 value), and unlimited air at Brazos Splat Games in Richmond (a $31 total value).
At Brazos Splat Games, color-wielding combatants can skirmish on a spectrum of six fields, each boasting its own battle theme. Blot out besiegers in the defensive fort scenario or level the playing field with guerrilla tactics in the town course, complete with makeshift buildings and the ruins of an actual airplane. Terrain ranges from forested zones to the low brush of a speedball course, in which combatants can shield themselves behind stacks of tires or a life-size statue of Steven Seagal.
Paint-slinging players arm themselves with semiautomatic and fully prismatic paint pummelers, high-tech head protection, and the stinging retorts of a jaded art critic. Brazos Splat Games' modern facilities also treat paintballers to the luxury of two flush-toilet restrooms, and are open for chromatic combat Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Sunday from 11a.m. to 5 p.m.
Users on PB Review give Brazos Splat Games overwhelmingly positive reviews:
- The kids had a great time, everyone had the chance to play at their own pace as we had a few 'rambos' while some of the girls stayed in the back. The ref kept it under control and made sure to walk off the girls so they wouldn't get shot again. The kids talked about it for weeks. Great place for taking a group of kids to use up some of their energy. – Ghost Rider
- All of the fields were in great shape and we were able to play a ton of games. – Lanier
Brazos Splat Games
Diving behind a stack of paint-splattered tires on the speedball field, the player catches his breath before unleashing fire on an opponent, who peeks out from behind a wooden spool. Next, they weave through brush-lined trails and take aim from lean-tos on the castle course or crawl through the tubes that throng the hyperball field. Before they commence these bouts on one of Brazos Splat Games' five fields, however, guests shield themselves in protective goggles and ready their semiautomatic markers in the netted staging area. Trained referees oversee 15- to 30-minute games that rotate through a variety of scenarios including Capture the Flag, Elimination, and Name That Rembrandt.
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