Paintball is a lot like chess, in that both require complex strategizing and are almost impossible to win against autonomous robots. Stick to competing against oxygen breathers with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a $40 voucher toward paintball, airsoft, or laser tag at Escape in Rohnert Park.
Trigger pullers at Escape can dart through adrenaline-drenched paintball fields ($24 for a three-hour rental and admission, $40 for an all-day pass), an airsoft arena ($35 for a three-hour rental, $45 for an all-day pass), and a black-lit laser-tag battlefield ($7/game). Equipped with 500 paintballs ($16), pigment slingers can dash through urban-themed and professional fields while transforming friends into welted Picassos. The 5000-square-foot, urban-set airsoft arena finds rival teams pitted against each other on opposite sides of a 20'x20' bank. Airsoft players can sign up for three hours of play with an included mask, tactical vest, weapon, and 1,000 BBs. Players fight laser battles in a 5,000-square-foot arena awash with bright neon colors, thrumming beats, and focused beams of light typically only visible to moths with superpowers. Players duck behind obstacles while zapping opponents during 15-minute games.
Between games, guests can check out action in other parts of the 45,000-square-foot funnery on closed-circuit TVs that stream fearsome paintball frays and dramatic water-fountain breaks. See the paintball, airsoft, and laser-tag pages for information on arena hours and a full rundown of pricing for equipment upgrades.
Escape curates friendly competition within its 45,000-square-foot facility, which houses massive paintball and laser-tag arenas. The faux-combat emporium houses two indoor paintball fields, including a castle-themed map in which players defend flags just like peasants did in the days of medieval paint arrowing. Ribbons of light cut through the ominous fog that hangs over the 5,000-square-foot Q-ZAR Lazertag arena, a maze-like structure illuminated by black lights and soundtracked with high-octane beats. After rounds of recreational warfare, guests can relax at Escape's arcade or tap into the building-wide wireless Internet to send an email ordering an ambush on an unsuspecting pal.
5195 Redwood Dr.
Rohnert Park, California 94928