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 $30, you get a paintball package for two at Paintball Explosion in East Dundee (a $91 total value).
The package includes the following:
- Two all-day admissions (a $36 value)
- Two sets of goggles & two rental markers (a $30 value)
- 500 paintballs to be shared by both players (a $25 value)<p>
This Groupon is valid during open-play sessions on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekday sessions are sometimes available—see Paintball’s website for details.
Paintball Explosion’s eight fields challenge pigment-slinging players with diverse obstacles and game types during all-day open-play sessions. Upon entry, each competitor straps on a pair of protective goggles, then charges into the fray gripping a rented Tippmann 98 Platinum Series marker and a teddy bear for good luck. Lock and load 500 paintballs and march to Code Black Field, a concrete jungle of bunkers with wide spaces between cover, or 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, pausing only to refresh canisters with unlimited air refills or to help remove paint from a competitor’s mustache.
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. In between rounds, foot soldiers can scrub down in three locker rooms equipped with showers, or crawl inside potato-chip bunkers to banish hunger at the snack bar.
Laser Tag 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.
601 Dundee Ave.
East Dundee, Illinois 60118Get Directions