What You'll Get
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 a basic training package (a $45 value) at Paintball USA in Santa Clarita.
Boasting 11 diverse battlegrounds, Paintball USA features plenty of trenches, dunes, and ravines for taking cover during pigment-powered fights. The basic training package is good for a full Saturday or Sunday of combat (9 a.m.–4 p.m.), and includes a JT Crossfire battle mask, a semi-automatic air gun, 200 paintballs, unlimited C02 nitrous air fills, and a 17-hour PowerPoint presentation about color theory and how it relates to paintball. After liberally splattering foes, head to the shaded picnic areas to refuel or join noncombatants who came along to show their support with poster-sized collages of celebrity photos that vaguely resemble you.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required for parties of 15 or more. Additional paintballs must be purchased on location. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Paintball USA
Backed by a landscape of rolling green hills, paintballers navigate a maze of trenches, only peering above ground with their be-goggled eyes for a careful survey. With 14 battlefields to choose from, paintballing combatants test their mettle while fostering team-building and strategization skills. Players fire off rounds from 50 caliber semi automatic paintball gun while ducking behind rusted, paint-splattered oil drums, stacks of large tires, or the big yellow dump truck left behind by Godzilla's toddler. After a grueling match, players can take refuge in the shaded picnic areas to rest, refuel, or brush up on Sun Tzu's lesser-known text, The War of Art.