If the Hundred Years' War had been fought with paintballs instead of rifles, it might still be happening, but it'd be so colourful that no one would mind. Experience your own vibrant battlefield with today's Groupon to Paintball Nation. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get four hours of Saturday or Sunday paintball, 50 paintballs per person, and rental of a mask and a gun (a $48.75 value).
- For $22, you get three hours of Saturday or Sunday paintball for two people; 100 paintballs per person; and rental of coveralls, masks, and guns (a $99 value).
The grounds at Paintball Nation serve more than 20,000 armed artists annually by hosting fun-filled outings and score-settling duels. One player can sign up for an all-out throw down or invite a friend or Parliamentary representative to duel at either of Paintball Nation's expansive fields. The indoor urban scenario field in Mississauga comes complete with sniper towers, faux buildings, and trucks to hide behind or lean on for a quick break. Admission includes all the gear needed to pummel other players with explosive paint pellets, including a mask, markers, an air tank with refills, and paintballs. Paintball serves as a safe and satisfying way to practice aim and doubles as a high-impact cardio workout.
Every year since its founding in 2006, more than 20,000 players arrive at Paintball Nation's three locations to playfully trade paint across outdoor battlefields or among towering indoor obstacles. Sniper towers overlook Mississauga's urban scenario field, where misfired paintballs splatter against trucks, tires, and wooden boxes. At Burlington, players hide behind plastic barrel towers as they compete in three zones encompassing a total of 20,000 square feet. During summer months, Brampton's outdoor facility hosts paintball squadrons as they launch technicolor salvos amid fresh air and sunlight.
Whether games take place indoors or out, Paintball Nation's referees make sure simulated battles remain safe and good-natured. To that end, they brief every visitor on field rules and etiquette, such as never using nonfield paint or unlicensed Blackhawk helicopters.