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 $20, you get an all day open-play package at Paintball Kingdom in Marshville (a $40 value). The open-play package includes:
- All-day open-play admission from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays (a $30 value)
- 500 rounds of paintballs
- Air card for two CO2 or air refills
- Rental marker, tank, and mask
- Upgraded barrel rental (a $5 value)
- Two pod pack magazine rentals (a $5 value)<p>
Paintball Kingdom’s staff stand sentry over their sprawling 15-acre battlefield, separated into five autonomous theaters of battle that host thrilling and colorful combat. Players don protective masks, fasten stocked magazines, and infiltrate one of five playing fields. Ammo crates and chemical barrels act as makeshift cover in the indoor field, used by the military and local law enforcement for training exercises and team-building alternatives to full-contact charades. A 35-foot castle towers over burned-out cars and railroad-tie bunkers in the time-period-spanning town field, as warriors make their way through realistic play under the watchful eye of referees.
Staff members enforce Paintball Kingdom’s rules and regulations, such as keeping equipment in place on the field, a 20-foot surrender rule, and a hard ban on victory tap dances. Referees gladly offer tactical advice as well. Post-game, players can name newly formed bruise constellations and peruse the fully stocked pro shop with equipment by brands such as DYE, Empire, and BT.
Rolling hills and wooded terrain define Paintball Kingdom's 15 acres—but there's little time to relax and take in the tranquil scenery. Competition is always raging across five theaters of paintball battle. A castle stands at the center of the town field's abandoned vehicles and buildings, while the assault field surrounds players with sand bags, wire reels, and wooden walls that provide ample cover. An indoor field, takes games to an area filled with ammo crates and chemical barrels. Regardless of the chosen field, there's always one person who doesn't get covered in paint: the referee, who ensures fair play and the absence of finger paints for surreptitious hand-to-hand combat.