Recreationally hunt fearsome foes, friends, and your fearsome friend's foe with today's Groupon: $20 for an all-day paintball pass at Cowtown Paintball. This pass includes equipment, air, and 500 paintballs to spatter strangers with neon splotches all day ($25 field fee plus $5 for a CO2 cartridge, $10 for equipment rental, and $20 for 500 paintballs makes this Groupon worth $60.) The park is located in Peoria—just 50 minutes outside of Phoenix and Scottsdale—and is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cowtown is designed with novices and expert players in mind, so you won't need years of mercenary training to enjoy it like you did with that crocheting class. Depending on what shade of camo brings out your eyes, dodge bullets and duck-and-cover on the two desert scenario fields or the two grassy speedball fields (click here to see photos). Men and women of all ages love paintball because it gives them a chance to de-stress from their shift at the paintball factory, take out their birthday aggression, and commemorate Richard Pryor's famous campfire scene from Blazing Saddles with a non-fatal re-enactment. Set aside a Saturday for a lighthearted wartime experience free from pain, injustice, annoying ethical dilemmas, and trench foot.
Three reviewers on InsiderPages give Cowtown Paintball a perfect five-star rating:
Cowtown Paintball's central staging area lets patrons watch the action in several areas at one time, from rapid-fire games on green speed-ball fields dotted with obstacles to rec-ball sessions playing out within an urban desert theme. Paintballers seek shelter behind abandoned cars and a stack of metal drums, or hide within a plywood structure adorned with a black skull and crossbones, rumored to be a ship beached by the world’s worst pirates. The fields also host advanced camps and events such as zombie-apocalypse scenarios, where paintballs keep the mythical undead at bay.