Paintball is a lot like chess in that both require complex strategizing and both are almost impossible to win against autonomous robots. Display the aim and agility of paintball-programmed battle droids with today's Groupon: for $22, you get admission to Sunday open play, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., along with gear rental and 500 rounds from Crossfire Paintball at its Sioux Falls location, one mile north of 60th Street and Ditch Road.
Thanks to Crossfire Paintball's playground of outdoor trenches and walls, first-timers and splatter aficionados alike can hysterically bombard friends while merrily capering from cover to cover. This safe, artistically simulated killing zone entices everyone from Austrian monks confirming their party-down aptitudes to playfully competitive non-clergy members of society. Crossfire Paintball supplies paint skirmishers with a paintball gun, high-pressure air to catapult globs of paint toward adversaries, a V-Force mask and goggles, and 500 rounds of paint-based ammunition. Roam the battlefield and introduce the competitors to your wrathful paintball skills for up to four hours, which is more than enough time to perfect a vengeful catchphrase or recreate a Monet's Water Lilies on a competitor's back.
Gunners should wear dark-colored or camouflage clothes that are loose fitting and can endure paint splatter without considerable regret; for this reason, Scottish royal raiments and impeccably tailored Blues Brothers costumes are discouraged. For those worried about safety or their low pain threshold, the staff inspects every paintgun before use. This ensures that people at the receiving end of its colorful firepower will be merely surprised rather than stung. Aspiring duelists can therefore feel free to harmlessly challenge one another by throwing down their gauntlets and shouting "Paintguns at dawn!"
This Groupon may be redeemed beginning 6/21 and is only valid on Sundays from 1p.m. to 5p.m.
Two Midwestern locations bear the Crossfire Paintball name, together covering more than 50 acres of natural wooded terrain and open battlefields peppered with logs and drain-pipe bunkers. During typical high-speed, team-based battles, soldiers splat each other with watercolor-tipped spears and biodegradable balls filled with nontoxic paint as they attempt to capture the enemy's flag. Just as games for small groups and birthday or bachelor parties boost camaraderie among friends, corporate outings foster vital interoffice skills such as problem solving, quick thinking, and coordinating ties with colorful shirt stains.