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 your own vibrant battlefield with today's Groupon: for $32, you get one admission (a $35 value), gear rental with unlimited air, and 500 paintballs (a $25 value) at New Breed Paintball, located in West Milford, New Jersey.
New Breed Paintball festoons nine coloring fields with old tires, barrels, heaps of logs, and wall remnants that challenge fleet feet, sharp eyes, and trigger fingers. Spend an entire afternoon crawling on your belly over rocks and dashing between bunkers with the whiz of paint-filled capsules humming past your ears. Open fire and decimate enemies, friends, or hapless frontier sheriffs in a splatter of chromatic glory. A castle field allows paint-slingers to study the forces of wind resistance and splatter from a tall turret and within weathered walls.
The fields are located in West Milford next to Camp Ocawasin and are open every Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and, starting June 15, Wednesdays and Fridays will be on the schedule. Click here to see photos of fields and paintballers in action. Though the paint washes out of clothes, be sure to dress appropriately—old jeans, T-shirts, and vintage WWII Medals of Honor.