What You'll Get
Paintball is a lot like chess in that both require complex strategizing and both are almost impossible to win against autonomous robots. Today's deal levels the playing field with flesh-based opponents. For $10, you get three hours of open play and supplies (a $22 total value) at Land Paintball, located just off Jack Nicklaus Freeway. Combatants can begin blanketing opponents during open play from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. on weekends. Players under age 18 need a guardian-signed waiver, and children under age 10 will be required to stick to video games until they're older.
Leave civilian life behind and suit up for three hours of extreme high-octane battles to determine whose clothes are the cleanest. Land Paintball provides all the necessities (a $17 value for rental package), including a mask, a marker, an air tank (with enough air to last the day), a hopper, a barrel sleeve, and 100 paintballs (a $5 value)—enough to apply a healthy base coat to any nearby corpus canvas. In the event that you take down 100 opponents with immaculate accuracy, or if you decide to graffiti your name on a nearby tree trunk, additional paintballs may be purchased on-site.
Land Paintball features a five-person speedball field, a three-person plastic field, and a woodsball field spanning four acres of crouch-worthy woods and netted dead boxes. During open play hours, combatants compete in teams or as lone soldiers to achieve victory, honor, and colorful evidence of their undeniable bragging rights. Fire off multiple Groupon gifts to rival friends and coworkers or extend a dueling challenge the old-fashioned way by slapping them with a painter's glove and boldly declaring paint pistols at high noon.
- After I was struck physically (just inches from my nose), I was struck also by two fortunate realizations: 1.) The battle wound I would take away from this particular melee was not even a scar at all, so much as a green-and-yellow burst of colorful paint. 2.) I hadn't had this much fun since I was eight years old. That's the way you'll feel, too, after spending a day at Land Paintball, the only paintball field in the Columbus area. – (614) Magazine
- For those wary of shooting guns, paintball involves an intensity level closer to an Xbox 360 than actual military combat. – John Ross, Columbus Alive
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 15, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. No outside paint allowed. Reservation required. 24-hour cancellation policy or Groupon is forfeited. Open play only—not valid for private games or events, or with other offers. Rules of Land Paintball apply. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.