If the Hundred Years’ War had been fought with paintballs instead of rifles, it might still be happening, but it’d be so colorful that no one would mind. Experience a vibrant battlefield with today’s Groupon at Paintball Country in Hamilton. Choose one of the following options:
- For $35, you get a deluxe paintball-outing package for two (a $70 value).
- For $65, you get deluxe paintball-outing package for four (a $140 value).
- For $45, you get a season pass good for one year of play (a $95 value).
- For $70, you get a season pass good for one year of play plus $50 towards merchandise (a $145 value).
Deluxe paintball packages include the following for each player:
* A Tippman 98 custom marker with upgraded sniper barrel
* A mask
* The field fee
* All-day compressed air
* 500 paintballs
Open to the public on weekends, Paintball Country pits groups of friendly fighters against each other in classic paintballing action. A mask and goggles protect future chin-modeling careers while soldiers strafe the battlegrounds armed with 500 rounds of shirt-splattering field paint and a Tippmann 98 Custom marker with a quick-release feeder elbow, a 200-round hopper, and a micro-honed, upgraded barrel for improved distance and accuracy. Players crouch behind enormous, squid-inked obstacles on the Hyper Ball Field to dodge the enemy’s stinging volleys, or gather the troops and sneak through 40 acres of woods in search of new states to claim for America. Should shooters tear through their share of ammo on a kamikaze mission or mistake them for extra-juicy gumballs, additional sets of 100 ($5), 500 ($14–$18), and 2,000 paintballs ($45–$65) may be purchased in the pro shop, and pizza, nachos, and drinks are also available for refueling after a hard day of wreaking havoc.
Flushed from his position, a player dashes from behind a tree and toward a bridge. Just as he reaches the opposite side, he hears "Dead man!" as an opponent pops up from underneath. Paintball Country's outdoor fields—which include an air ball field, six speedball fields, and five woods fields—present combatants with loads of such tactic-testing terrain. As referees maintain house rules to keep players safe, teams navigate obstacles such as two-story tower buildings, upturned cable spools, and corrugated tubing. Between firefights, Paintball Country's staff serves refreshments such as pizza, nachos, and victory-flavored energy drinks. An onsite pro shop also caters to guests with advice and equipment sales.