Paintball was first brought to the masses by Marie Antoinette, who famously egged on opponents with the rallying cry, "Let them eat my oil-based gelatin caplets." Hone your marksmanship while adorning friends in bright bursts of defeat with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get an all-day Tour of Duty package (a $41.81 value, including HST) at Flag Raiders in Kitchener.
Outfitted in the spoils of the all-day Tour of Duty package—which includes a semi-automatic paintball gun, a facemask with built-in goggles for safety, 100 paintballs, and unlimited air—trigger-happy warriors get all the drama of a day of friendly warfare, including a friendly paint pelting and friendly trash-talking on the outdoor fields. Weekend play from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. gives time enough for 12 to 16 games including capture the flag, speedball, and reincarnation-based combat play, all led by certified on-field referees. More than 60 acres of varied terrain sculpts jungle combat and urban warfare courses, where structures from full-size vehicles to buildings provide for all duck-and-cover or Duck, Duck, Buffalo needs. At midday, pigment-packing mercenaries refuel with an all-you-can-eat barbecue lunch (vegetarian options may be requested at time of reservation). The day ends when players stop canvassing each other's torso with their best Jackson Pollock impressions and get together for a digital group photo.
Since 1983, Flag Raiders has locked-and-loaded locals with paintball goods from its pro shop staffed by friendly paintball specialists. Especially itchy trigger fingers can buy additional paintballs (starting at $10 for 100, must be bought on site). Expedite getting on the field by filling out the waiver and planning parachute drops ahead of time.
Flag Raiders around since 1983, ensures friendly competition with a cavernous, monster indoor facility, fully turfed speedball pitch, and inflatable bunkers marked by a variety of themes, obstacles, terrains, scenarios, and setups. Paintballers and their friends can take cover behind a traipse through an urban cityscape, firing colorful orbs past buildings or compete through Vice City, complete with multiple buildings, structures, dark alley ways and abandoned cars. On the pitch, prowlers quickly take cover behind inflatable obstacles and advance before getting splat tagged. The dynamic landscapes are great for birthday parties, stags, and church and youth groups.