Paintball is like a production of Hamlet: it's exciting, demanding, and by the end everyone has pretend-died. Take paintball arms against a sea of troubles with today's Groupon: for $15, you get one open paintball session and one starter rental package at DoodleBug Sportz, playing indoors in Everett or in the outdoor arena in Snohomish (a $30 value).
DoodleBug Sportz supplies spacious playing fields, a pro shop, and myriad challenges to keep paintballing safe and fun. The open paintball session includes five hours of play on the outdoor fields or three hours in the indoor arena, as well as all necessary equipment and 100 paintballs. The turfed indoor arena, tightly sheltered to guard against rain, storms, and the tears of giants, includes two playing fields. The Castle field encourages paint warriors to engage in anachronistic medieval or Monty Python reenactments while crouching behind orange obstacles and attacking or defending a turreted castle wall. Eliminators or Terminators can act out their destinies sans fatalities in the Airball field, populated with bulbous bunkers reminiscent of balloons.
DoodleBug’s outdoor fields, located a short jaunt away in Snohomish, open for play every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 180’x150’ front field boasts a spacious and scruffy landscape dotted with man-made bunkers, and the larger 3.5-acre back field hosts barrels, tractor tires, and wooden bunkers for strategic crouching, sneak attacks, and clandestine tea parties.