Paintballs have outstripped spitballs as the munitions of choice in recreational battle simulations, due to the expensive DNA tests required to determine the winner of a spitball battle. Make your mark with today's Groupon: for $37, you get paintball equipment rentals (guns, masks, CO2 air tanks, and ammo belts); unlimited air refills; 500 paintballs; and all-day field passes for two people (valid Sundays only between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) at Cooper's Cave Games & Paintball in Kingsbury (a $75 value). Additional paintballs can be purchased separately ($15 for 500).
The Cooper's Cave Games & Paintball outdoor battlefield sprawls over 40 multicolored acres, giving players ample room to elude an enemy or stage a smattering ambush. After mustering courage at the field's staging area, paintballers can disperse to a number of landscapes to settle a family feud or conduct paint ballistics field research. The western town field simulates the old west with wooden shacks, abandoned carriages, and grizzled prospectors, and the more martial competition fields acquaint one's inner Andrew Jackson with one's inner Jackson Pollock. Paint pelters go au natural in Cooper's wooded playing field, assaulting unsuspecting comrades from behind logs and trees, and sneaky splatterers execute sniper-style hits or gauge enemy positions from the guarded hideouts in Cooper's fort-filled field.
When munitions dwindle, refuel at the pro shop with game enhancers such as paintball pods, squeegees, O-rings to prevent guns from leaking air, and muzzles to prevent teammates from leaking classified information (not included in this Groupon).