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 $17, you get an all-day paintballing session with equipment and 500 paintballs (a $35 total value) at Paintball Adventure Park in Taneytown.
A paint-splattered fixture of the East Coast pigment wars for 12 years, Paintball Adventure Park unfolds over 36 acres of diverse, terrain shifting battlegrounds. Splatter specialists will be entrusted with a paint pistol, a mask, a tank of compressed air (with all-day refills), and 500 rounds of paintballs to brave combat zones replete with enemy fire, scoreboards, and field bunkers swarming with toothy, tie-dyed bears. Evade enemy fire on the Village field, a massive expanse of buildings and trees anchored by a post-apocalyptic castle with eight lookout towers. Channel transcendental alter egos by storming one of PAP's two wooded fields, perfect for camouflaged attacks and penning an action-packed sequel to Walden. PAP is open every weekend, and depleted paintballers can restock and rejuvenate at PAP's on-site store, which stockpiles paintball gear, ammunition, goggles, clothing, and more.
Paintball Adventure Park
Across Paintball Adventure Park's 36 acres and 8 fields, adrenaline-packed moments occur every Saturday and Sunday. Their three woodsball fields present a jungle-warfare-like environment, whereas the Village centers around a two-story wooden castle with elevated bridges, watchtowers, and paint-breathing dragons. Other battlegrounds challenge players' tactical skills as they maneuver through obstacles to flank the opposition and take the hill, or slip through the tight quarters of the six airball fields. Before battles, paintballers can also gear up at the shop with everything from paintball markers to protective gear.