What You'll Get
There are a rainbow of reasons to lock 'n' load the paint pellets and engage in chromatic combat. Today's Groupon gives you the best reason of all: $25 gets you admission, goggles and mask system, paint-gun rental, initial CO2 air fill, and 500 paintballs at Cousins Paintball’s 250-acre Dallas location. Choose between a six-hour session on an open field and three hours on a private field.
At Cousins, you and your friends get to dress up like G.I. Joes and reenact the Korean Conflict battle scenarios you once spent entire Saturdays arranging in your backyard with action figures and plush animals. Early winter is the perfect season for a little recreational human hunting, since the piles of dead leaves provide the perfect camouflage, allowing you to creep along the ground as stealthily as a postal worker on an extended lunch break.
Bring your friends, coworkers, and neighborhood children, and prep yourself with all your best terse commands and color-related, iconic tough-guy one-liners, such as "Say yellow to my little friend…" and “You’ve gotta ask yourself a question: ‘Do I feel like being shot by a high-velocity, though quite safe, capsule filled with paint that will probably wash out completely, unless I’m wearing suede?’ Well, do ya, punk?”. Find the answer to these questions at Cousins’ new Dallas location, about a 25-minute drive east of downtown.
With the option to upgrade to a private field for groups of 10 or more (see Groupon Upgrade Options), you can celebrate everything from bachelor parties to corporate outings to bar mitzvahs to successful dental cleanings. If you have no good excuse to do battle, Cousins has a calendar full of its own full-on wars and more. Just give Cousins your Groupon and 48-hour notice, and you'll get to run around playing Korean Conflict in the biggest backyard in Texas.
Groupon Uprade Options: For groups of 10 or more; $10 extra apiece (with Groupon) will get you the six-hour private-field session, or $30 extra gets you the six-hour private-field session plus 1,000 rounds and two paint grenades.
There are no reviews of Cousins' Dallas field, but its Long Island location in New York has gotten mostly positive reviews from paint-splattered ballers at pbreview.com:
- The fields are awesome. I grew up with woods behind my house so playing there returns me to my childhood. – forcedfx, pbreview.com
- Most fields at Cousins are big enough so you don‘t get taken out by 10 paintballs at the same time right away when referee blows his whistle to start a game and that's a plus IMO... – Xmarkerman, pbreview.com
Talk the Talk, Stalk the Stalk
Paintball pros know that it’s not enough to be invisible, silent, and deadly (any store-bought ninja can bring that to the table); you also have to have technical expertise and be able to efficiently communicate your tactics in the field of combat. That’s why Groupon has put together this glossary of paintballing terms to prepare you for your first foray into splatterdom:
Marker: The primary piece of equipment in the sport of paintball. Often referred to incorrectly as a paintball gun, or super-correctly as "Lucille."
Clustering: When the paintball team pauses action to enjoy a handful of Clusters: the caramel-coated peanutty-popcorn snack that’s great for kids… and paintballers like it too!
Ghost: A participant who remains in play after being tagged out, due to unfinished business regarding the mysterious locked chest in his attic, a missing will rolled up inside a bedpost, and the preternatural hunches of a precocious 10-year-old girl with an adorably oversized magnifying glass.
Newbie: Any player who is less than eight months old.
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About Cousins Paintball
For more than 30 years, Cousins Paintball has been at the forefront of the paintball industry, equipping hundreds of thousands of players for battle. In addition to fun and thrill, the business prioritizes safety, providing participants with full masks to protect eyes and faces, and specially designed paint is free of any harmful ingredients. With referees overseeing competitive battles, players are free to keep their eyes on the prize as they race to capture the flag or compete in special events.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 31, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May purchase multiples as gifts. Must schedule 48 hours in advance. Groupon invalid if no-show. Not valid for special events. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.