What You'll Get
Unlike plants—which convert carbon dioxide into oxygen that is freely distributed to one's enemies—paintball guns convert carbon dioxide into sweet, colorful vengeance. Seek decompression with today's Groupon: for $22, you get open play admission, the Elite equipment package, and 500 paintballs (a $58 value) at Paintball Explosion in Santa's Village, open for play Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional paintballs can be purchased on-site: $10 for 140, $25 for 500, $50 for 1,000, and $85 for 2,000.
The pigment professionals at Paintball Explosion welcome players to chromatic combat across eight fields, each venue providing distinct challenges and various game types. After receiving an all-day entry to the park, including unlimited air refills (an $18 value), each competitor will be equipped to reenact scenes from Dye Hard with a Tippmann 98 Platinum Series marker and protective goggles (a $15 value). Lock and load 500 paintballs (a $25 value) and march to Code Black Field, a concrete jungle of bunkers and wide spaces between cover. Deploy units to Turmoil Field, a wooded battlefront of defunct vehicles and claustrophobic buildings, or evade enemies with slides, rolls, and inscrutable hand signals in the competitive, tournament-specified Indoor Speedball Field.
Parents and friends of participants can connect to the park-wide WiFi to keep tabs on the conflict zones through a closed-circuit video feed. Meanwhile, famished footsoldiers can slake hunger at the snack bar, and an on-site bar and grill set to open in early July will further entertain fighters with plasma TVs and mozzarella sticks fired from a T-shirt cannon.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 10 or older. Must sign waiver. 18 and younger must have guardian sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Paintball Explosion
Laser Tag Explosion offers Chicagoland locals and out-of-town visitors alike a unique laser tag experience, just within an hour's drive west of Chicago proper. Missions, with crates dotting the space that allow for fast-paced duck-and-cover action. The massive three-story, 40,000 square foot space—the nation's largest—can host parties of almost any size, including birthday parties, corporate events, and more. Post-battle, guests can sidle up to the full service bar and grill, offering alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and meals to share battle stories over.