Without the invention of the flag, paintball players would be forced to carry the opposing team's smallest player home for precious points. Capture crime-free victory with today's Groupon: for $20, you get all-day admission, paintball gear, and 500 paintballs at Northwest Paintball Park in Bremerton (a $40 value).
The chromatic commandos of Northwest Paintball Park outfit combating comrades for weekend operations across their three playing fields. Each player can take aim with a semiautomatic Tippman M-98 gun, full-face mask, 500 paintballs, and free air refills, though patrons must supply their own bandannas and positive mantras. The helpful referees divide the platoon into teams and set up the rules for each game, played on one of the three fields. The Challenge Field packs fast-paced, five-minute games into its boundaries, and the football-field-size Fort Sasquatch holds a panoply of obstacles and a castle still haunted by the ghost of James A. Garfield. Forested fights take place in the Big Woods field, a 24-acre wooded zone.
Though novices will have to play with and against experienced players during the day, referees will set up some separate rental-gun-only games during the day to give newcomers the chance to practice on a level field. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own food.