Paintball is a lot like chess in that both require complex strategizing and both are almost impossible to win against autonomous robots. Prepare for the robot revolution with today's Groupon: for $25, you and a guest get three hours of paintball, plus equipment rental and 100 balls each, at Drop Zone Paintball Park, in Douglas County (a $50 value). Equipment rental includes paintball guns, CO2 refills, face masks, and additional protective gear.
Drop Zone endows watercolor warriors with an artistic arsenal of paintball equipment and necessities. With six separate playing fields, including a full-size PSP XBall field, flag capturers can utilize the high, low, and sloped terrains to dodge spattering spheres while performing accurate reenactments of the film, Rembrandt vs. Rambo: Blood Portrait.
On Sniper's Plateau, players fire from two-story towers to seize control of the high ground, while battles in the Gulley and the Dogleg fields require tactical creek crossing and tree-impersonating skills. Situated at the epicenter of the Drop Zone territory, the Castle Field challenges teams of paint-slingers to defend a moat-encircled fortress from surrounding sniper towers and oncoming attacks from the Turpentine Empire of the North. Trained referees observe all competitions to ensure the safety of each human canvas.
Drop Zone Paintball Park
Opened in 1989, Drop Zone Paintball Park's six fields sprawl over 89 acres of land, which play host to combat during sun or rain showers. In one field, a castle scenario corrals players into elevated turrets to defend against opponents who fire from surrounding towers across a makeshift moat. Elsewhere, trees lining ravines offer safe cover so shooters can take careful aim at their foes or draw their sweetheart's initials upon the trunks. Along with space for paintball and tournament-style speedball, the park's designers designated a special zone near the castle field where nonplayers can watch the action from a safe distance.