A trip to the paintball field is the only way to treat an itchy trigger finger, outside of expensive rash creams or firing a water gun carved from a cactus. Scratch the itch for vengeance with today’s Groupon to Conder’s Paintball in Elizabethtown. Choose from the following options:
- For $24, you get a paintball outing for two (a $48 total value).
- For $46, you get a paintball outing for four (a $96 total value).
- For $69, you get a paintball outing for six (a $144 total value).<p>
Each player receives the following:
- Admission with a semiautomatic gun, goggles, a packer, and unlimited air (a $20 value/person)
- 100 rounds of paint (a $4 value/person)<p>
The staff at Conder’s Paintball espouses a safety-first philosophy during paint-flinging skirmishes settled on both indoor and outdoor battlegrounds sprawling across the 80-acre facility. Two wooded courses conceal soldiers behind a bevy of wooden fences, pallets, and camouflage blinds as semiautomatic weaponry flings paint between the trees, much like Jackson Pollock’s domesticated bear. Each guest can stalk opponents from more than 50 buildings and four corner towers, or spend 100 paint rounds from behind the safety of a weatherproof indoor course’s strategic inflatable barriers. Assorted game styles cater to all levels and types of players, with scenarios ranging from speedball to rocking back and forth in the corner.
Though it is not included in today’s Groupon, trigger-happy players can hit the heated pro shop to stock up on extra ammo ($12–$16 for 500 rounds). Between bouts, players can nosh on the shop’s savory grill fare and pretend direct hits are just ketchup stains.
The paintball player stops to think, his marker poised for battle. He planned his strategy perfectly, but he hadn't counted on the leaves. Crunching beneath his feet, they threatened to betray him at any moment. If he could just make it to the fort, he would be safe enough to come up with a new plan. At 50 yards away, there’s no sign of the enemy. At 25 yards, he’s still good. But at 5 yards, a nearby tree rustles. Mere steps away from the fort, he hears a twig break—a shout erupts, and a swarm of paintballs fills the air.
Spread across 80 acres, Conder's Paintball's fields set the stage for just such scenario games, tournaments, and parties that put players right into the action. At the facility’s urban-city field, nearby trees cast shadows over 50 buildings where players hide behind walls and prepare to attack. Two woods-ball fields take games deep into the forest, whereas an indoor arena blankets its dirt floor with inflated triangles and cylinders. Before these games, players can stop by the heated pro shop and gear up for battle with camouflaged clothing, goggles, and paintball markers or reenergize with burgers, hot dogs, and sports drinks.