Like painting a portrait, playing paintball can involve lightly spattering friends with paint while screaming at them to hold their position. Inspire poise with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a paintball package at Fightertown Paintball Park in Surprise (a $51.70 value). The package includes:
- Field fee (a $20 value)
- A paintball marker with unlimited compressed-air refills, mask, goggles, and chest and back protector (a $10 value)
- 500 paintballs (a $21.70 value with tax)
Good-natured boisterousness rolls off Fightertown Paintball Park's four fields, where guests splatter their opponents from bunkers, bridges, and trenches. The main recreation field's two helicopters and 27 buildings brim with exhilaration, while a second, smaller field serves as an arena for younger paintballers to romp and test the mettle of imaginary friends. Players leap from inside authentic Vietnam-era helicopters before ducking and crawling through a 5,600-square-foot tactical house in search of opponents or engage in combat while riding in motorized vehicles equipped with paintball machine guns. The included safety gear protects players from injury and pride-embezzling foes.
Fightertown Paintball Park
Freshly splattered paint drips down the mazelike barricades and buildings that speckle Fightertown Paintball Park's two large fields, each of which pose their own scenarios and challenges. Players in full complements of rental or personal gear dive behind abandoned buildings in the urban landscape of Field 1, seeking advantageous flanking positions and picnicking sites by sneaking through the streets. Players deploying onto Field 2 descend into fox holes and trench combat, which teams can navigate by communicating through secret messages composed of paint splatters. The arenas host open-play sessions as well as long scenario events.