If the Hundred Years’ War had been fought with paintball guns 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 Commando Basic Ninja Plus (a $40 value) or Basic Training (a $45 value) paintball package plus paintball extras at Paintball USA in Santa Clarita (up to a $60 total value). Each package includes:
- All-day admission
- Choice of Tippman or Kingman air-gun rental
- Unlimited air refills
- Safety battle mask
- 200 paintball rounds<p>
- Additionally, you get these extras:
- One paint grenade (a $5 value)
- Ammo pouch (a $5 value)
- Safety vest (a $5 value)<p>
The Ninja Special package is for children age 10–17, and the Basic Training package is for adults, ages 18 and older.
Paintball USA’s 13 diverse battlegrounds set the scene for pigment-powered warriors to duke it out and take cover in trenches, dunes, and ravines. With the Ninja Special package or Basic Training package, players can perform acts of guerrilla artistry for a full day (9 a.m.–4 p.m. on Saturday or Sunday) in the park’s beginner (for ages 10–17) and intermediate (18 and older) walk-on games. The battle plan provides players with their choice of a Tippman or .50-caliber Kingman air gun, a safety battle mask, 200 paintballs, a paint grenade, unlimited air refills, and a paint-by-numbers sketch to pin on opponents’ chest protectors. As players clamber behind hay bales, inflatable obstacles, and industrial-size pipes, an ammo pouch hauls soldiers’ tinted rounds, and a safety vest ensures that the greatest danger players face is injured pride. After liberally splattering foes, players may retreat to the shaded picnic areas to rest, refuel, or brush up on Sun Tzu’s lesser-known text, The War of Art.
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.