Paintball combines the philosophies from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War with anecdotes from Jackson Pollock’s autobiography, I Will Fight Your Painting. Hone combat aesthetics with today’s Groupon to Fort Paintball in Allen. Choose between the following options:
- For $32, you get a paintball outing for two (a $65 total value), which includes:
- All-day admission (a $50 value)
- 500 additional paintballs to split among players (a $15 value)
- For $60, you get a paintball outing for four (a $130 total value), which includes:
- All-day admission (a $100 value)
- 1,000 additional paintballs to split among players (a $30 value)<p>
All-day admission includes: * All-day CO2 or compressed air * Paintball marker * Safety mask * Air tank * 100 paintballs<p>
Fort Paintball populates its 30 acres of open meadowlands with six fields roamed by paint-launching players and rule-enforcing referees. Once duos or quartets have secured pigment provisions and a gun, they can whisper past the staging area onto the bomb-shelled flatlands, set their Tippmann 98 markers to postimpressionist, and dish out stinging globs of paint from behind beat-up barrels or creep up on opponents lurking in decrepit pick-up trucks. To take the multilevel, raised wooden fort, combatants must advance behind hulking wire spools or simply summon St. George’s dragon, Winston. Those looking for smaller skirmishes can shoot for refereed bouts on the 5- or 10-man Lego fields. Before charging onto the paint-puckered pitch, all troops must sign the waiver; players under 18 need the signature of a guardian.
One might assume that 40 acres of meadowland in Parker, Texas, carries a certain tranquility and peacefulness. That is, unless, that chunk of land has been transformed into a gigantic battleground for paintball wars. Fort Paintball has done just that, divvying up its real estate into nine fields, highlighted by 5- and 10-man Lego fields and a Big Game field. On the expansive fields, competitors duck behind oil barrels and massive spools, dodging shots and acorns launched by squirrels who want to get in on the action. Players can either strap on their own gear or utilize rental packages that include guns, rounds, and masks.