Paintball is like a production of Hamlet: it's exciting, demanding, and by the end everyone has pretend-died. Colourfully compete in Shakespearean shootouts with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a three-hour paintball package for two at Eastie Boyz Paintball on Lockport Avenue (up to a $70 value).
Eastie Boyz Paintball unfurls an Astroturf and climate-controlled playing field for colour slingers to humanely smear each other on. The paintball pairing equips two triggermen with a gun, mask, air, and 100 paintballs each (a $45 value/person). Participants don protective coveralls (a $5 value/person) to keep tuxedos and diamond-studded blouses paint-free. Adrenaline courses through veins like fruit punch through a juice-box straw as opponents dart behind inflatable bunkers from Sup'Airball before being cut down with maniacal winks of a paintball-gun-barrel's eye. Though outside paintballs are not allowed, the artillery stockade doles out additional rounds ($40 for 500 paintballs, $140 for 2,000). Referees keep games safe and evenly matched, ensuring that newcomers to the sport of splatter aren't going up against seasoned snipers.
Though Eastie Boyz sometimes offers discounts at various times throughout the week, this Groupon still represents the best deal available.
Eastie Boyz Paintball
The inflatable bunkers that dot Eastie Boyz Paintball’s indoor field are pocked with the runny splatters of past skirmishes. As players step onto the AstroTurf battlefield, bright lights and defensive bunkers simulate the conditions of an outdoor playing field without threats of rain, snow, or squirrel commandos. Players outfitted with rental markers or their own equipment prepare for competition in the staging area or cheer on other teams from the viewing area. An onsite pro shop also lets players purchase additional paintballs or upgrade their markers and air systems.
20 Lockport Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M8Z 2R7