Hanging out amid a flurry of tiny, colorful spheres used to be a pastime reserved for marble-wielding scamps named Alfalfa, Stymie, and Spank-Wheat. Defect from that rascally gang and get a real shooter in hand with today's Groupon to Giant Paintball, with locations in Alpine and Lakeside. Choose between the following options:
• For $25, you get a full day of paintball (up to a $55.50 total value), including all-day admission (up to a $20 value), equipment rental and unlimited compressed-air supply (up to a $26 value), and 200 paintballs (a $9.50 value).
• For $100, you get a VIP membership pass, good for one year of unlimited play and equipment rental at Giant’s Alpine and Lakeside locations (a $350 value).
Giant Paintball's fields are designed just for novice mercenary colorists, boasting close-quarters combat zones and several fields laced with bunkers and trenches. Whichever of the two convenient locations guests choose, each cadet will be decked out with all the necessary equipment to reenact video-game battles or upgrade from bland food fights. If 15 or more of your pals have Groupons, each location will open the park for your group on an off day. If you choose the large-group route, each person will have to pay an additional $10 referee fee and arrange a human pyramid.
Although Giant Paintball sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.