Paintball is a great way to hone marksmanship skills for everyday tasks such as knocking bean cans off the pantry shelf or shooting love notes onto the underbellies of airborne geese. Target animate marks with today's Groupon: for $36, you get two all-day admissions, two rental packages, which include a marker, tank, hopper, mask, and all-day air (a $50 value), and 1,000 paintballs (a $24 value) at Genesis Paintball in Odessa next to Impact Church (a $74 total value). Fields are open on Saturday and Sunday.
Genesis Paintball houses a duo of dexterity-testing fields that challenge acrylic assassins of all levels. Snake through trees and dive into a behemoth sandbag-bolstered trench for cover on the 1.5-acre Woodsball field, on which multihued heroes rescue hostages, capture flags, or simply eliminate foes from a mandated 10-foot distance. The course also boasts two bases, barrels, and a fleet of inflatable tanks. The astroturf Speedball field is a regulation-size pasture on which teams of experienced ammo artists can practice for tournaments amid red and blue bunkers and use their markers to apply each other's eye makeup at close range.
Genesis Paintball's woodsball field sprawls across 38,000 square feet with uneven terrain and junkyard obstacles including corrugated pipes and large wooden spools. Players dive into the long trench to evade their opponents, who can shoot from a minimum of 10 feet away or duck into hollowed-out bunkers to catch their breath with a game of Pattycake. On the other end of the facility, the astroturf-covered speedball field measures a regulation 120'x170', where teams can fire at close range and hide behind inflatable obstacles such cylinders and pyramids. Between bouts, patrons retreat to the concession stand to refuel with drinks and snacks.