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: for $30, you get all-day admission, paintball gear, an unlimited air supply, and 200 paintballs at Hollywood Sports in Bellflower (up to a $68 value).
Hollywood Sports maintains 23 acres of combat grounds where paint-spattered heroes can reenact blockbusters on six fields built on former sets used in films, including Saving Private Ryan and Starship Troopers, or play fast-paced games on four challenging speedball ranges. Suitable for novice mercenary colorists, the park provides cadets with guns, all-day air, face masks, and other combat accessories needed to reenact video-game battles or upgrade from bland food fights. All fields boast stadium-style lights for nighttime play, and ample viewing areas let guests watch their friends launch ink at each other while navigating bunkers and trenches. 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 Hollywood Sports sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.