Paintball is like a production of Hamlet: it’s exciting, demanding, and by the end everyone has pretend-died. Take paintball arms against a sea of troubles with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a paintball package at My Paintball Xperience in Thalberg (a $35 value). The paintball package includes the following:
- Admission to the Clubhouse
- 100 Draxxus paintballs
- Full gear rental comprising the following:
- Tippmann 98 gun with hopper
- CO2 canister
- Camouflage gloves
- Colour armbands
- Safety plugs<p>
My Paintball Xperience beckons sharpshooters of all ages to engage in colourful combat campaigns across 30 acres of heavily wooded mature forests and trails. Armed with 100 paintballs and cloaked in protective rental gear, chromatic combatants bob and weave across four fields as they drive away opponents and clingy shadows with hails of pigment pellets. Intrepid warriors creep around the abandoned structures that dapple Ghost Field, keeping their trigger fingers primed to gild spooks with varicoloured frescoes. Battle-weary artists can later retire to the Clubhouse to partake in gunless games such as chess, ping-pong, and backgammon to replenish depleted stores of tactical strategies and victory-dance moves. Players can also choose to stockpile a supplementary cache of 100 paintballs for an additional $10 fee.
Ultimate Paintball Xperience
A weather-worn cabin creaks under the weight of new snow. One set of boot prints shuffles toward it, stops, and doubles back into the old-growth forest. In the distance, the muffled pop of gunfire thuds. An accountant stands over a camouflaged figure, his Tippmann 98 pointing at its chest. “I wouldn't waste the paint,” he says, and lowers the barrel.
The Valleyfield Development Corporation expands across more than 140 acres, encompassing Ultimate Paintball Xperience's four playing fields, about 5 acres each. On the Ghost Field, abandoned buildings provide holding positions and storefront space for the emerging theatre companies of poltergeists. Alternatively, the natural terrain of mature forest challenges players' tactics, as the trunks of mature trees become both obstacles and cover for combatants lurking in their shadows.
Beyond the fields, players relax between battles in the clubhouse, shedding rented gear and guns to play games such as ping-pong, pool, indoor basketball, darts, bocce ball, or horseshoes. For large groups, the staff can whip up packages that include throwing backyard-style barbecues.
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