Crawl on your belly over rocks and dash between bunkers with the whiz of small paint-filled capsules humming past your ears; then open fire, tucking, rolling, and shouting in slow-motion. Leave your enemies, best friends, or best frenemy coworkers decimated in a splatter of color when war games meet high-velocity paint tag in today's action-packed deal. With today's Groupon, $24 gets you general admission to open play games, basic equipment rental, and two 140-round tubes of paintballs at CPX Sports, a $49 combined value. Your general admission includes all-day CO2 and air refills, generously donated by the half-inflated Garfield parade balloon out back, and you'll get to play with friends and strangers on several different fields throughout the day. Simply show up and play any Saturday or Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or until your paint-splattered heart can't take any more play and your jeans look like valuable contemporary art.
If you've always wished the work of John Woo was more like that of Jackson Pollock and vice versa, you've found your new home at CPX Sports. Roam amid the quaint shops and park benches of the sleepy Town of Bedlam, where anarchic troops of gun-toting thugs have taken over. Clutch your Tippmann custom 98 semi-automatic marker with anti-chop technology like it's the only one that's ever loved you, because it is and it's getting you out of the war-torn landscape of Armageddon unscathed. Duck behind giant stone Olmec heads in The Jungle of Doom and hold down Fort Courage as you move between CPX's diverse and plentiful fields.
Be sure to dress appropriately: the paint washes out of clothing, but you're going to get really dirty, no matter how gifted a sharpshooter you may be. Don't embarrass yourself by coming underdressed; bundle up in something to match your chic Proto goggle system. Though you cannot bring your own paint, your two tubes of colorful ammo are professional-grade premium Marballizer paintballs for the ultimate performance and artful splatter patterns.
Watch CPX Sports Paintball on Travel Channel's Extreme Playtime to get the lay of the land.
- ... definitely one of the best courses I have ever been to. Contains forts, towns, junkyard, woods, and speedball courses. – William M., Citysearch
- This paintball and bike park is a ride to find but once you do.. it is worth it...It is not an ordinary paintball place and offers areas to congregate too. It is fun and exhausting and they let you go to different playing fields. – saron g., Citysearch
- This the coolest paintabll [sic] park in the area... – Lisa H., Citysearch
Before you become the paint-splattered simulated-killing machine your parents always hoped you would be, you need to hit the battlefield with a cool codename that reflects your personality. But with so many totally badbutt codenames to choose from, the task can be daunting. That’s why we put together this handy flow-guide to help you select a sufficiently intimidating moniker.
- If your extreme vanity does not allow you to play outside of your signature tuxedo, your codename is: “Fancypants”
- If you have an Olympic medal for paintball, or have been in upward of five actual wars, your codename is: “Ringer.”
- If all your friends call you “SnackWells,” after your favorite food, SnackWells, your codename is: “Lo-Fat”
- If you’re totally psyched about your parents getting divorced, your codename is: “Two-Christmas” followed by your new last name (Two-Christmas Jones, etc.)
- If you buy cold sodas for the team, your codename is: “Thanks, man.”
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A hailstorm of paint projectiles rains down upon CPX Sports' more than one dozen fields, each of which poses different challenges and requires specialized tactics. The crown jewel of the park is the Town of Bedlam, a massive maze of small-town 1950s buildings that jut out between streets dotted by paint-splattered cars and streetlights. There, snipers poke their heads out of the central city hall's tower as the opposing team hides out or checks for abandoned shampoo samples inside the post office. The Jungle of Doom drops teams into a heavily wooded field to vie for control of a central temple, and chromatic combatants weave between desiccated cars in the Wastelands, attempting to collect the most gas cans. A full pro shop outfits players with markers, protective gear, and Sesame Street coloring books for target practice.
In the newly-built indoor paintball facility, meanwhile, combatants can compete on an over 35,000 square-foot field no matter how bad the weather outside is. The location also features private rooms for birthday parties, or corporate outings for effective team-building exercises that don’t involve gluing the marketing staff to people in sales.