Crawl on your belly over rocks and dash between bunkers with the whiz of small paint-filled capsules humming past your ears; then open fire, tucking, rolling, and shouting in slow-motion, your enemies, best friends, or co-workers decimated in a splatter of color. War games meet high-velocity paint tag in today's action-packed deal: $20 gets you a paintball session at Randolph Paintball, a $41 value. This deal is good at all of Randolph Paintball's fields: the 20-acre Holbrook fields, bespeckled with foxholes and bunkers, and home to the Helm's Deep fortress; the Plainville field, ideal for tournament speedball and woodsball play; and the 10,000-square-foot indoor field, opening in December to serve your paintlust all winter long. Some fields are closed for the season, so please call ahead.
If you've always wished the work of John Woo was more like that of Jackson Pollock and vice versa, you've found your new home. Randolph Paintball is welcoming to newbies; you'll get a safety orientation by staff referees before the games begin. This deal includes all the necessary gear: gun, mask, all-day air, camouflage coat, gloves, and 200 paintballs. If you're feeling trigger happy, purchase additional paintballs ($6 for 100), perfect for playing tic-tac-toe on the exposed brickwork in the den. Be sure to dress appropriately: the paint washes out of clothing, but you're going to get really dirty, no matter how gifted a sharpshooter you may be.
Randolph Paintball's outdoor fields are in Holbrook and Plainville (open until the end of November). The indoor field is located in Randolph (opening the first weekend of December). Game sessions are held Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sundays starting at 10:30 a.m. in all weather conditions. Make sure to call ahead so you have a spot.
Paintball aficionados on PBReview.com love the action at Randolph Paintball:
- The staff was really helpful. There is this one guy who likes to wear burger king crowns, he gave us a lot of pointers...Im defintely going again soon, i reccomend [sic] it to anyone, and also a good size crowd is usually there, so always plenty of games and fast action shooting. – bperk23
- I enjoyed playing at this field and would play there again as long as this brutal weather continues. Field is a bit small but is fun nonetheless. Check it out, its [sic] worth a trip. – BostonBaller
Capture the Fun!
While a basic paintball game often amounts to two teams just doing their darnedest to eliminate each other, with cold sodas for the winner, repeat customers enjoy participating in a specific game, mission or military recreation. Here are some favorites you might consider:
- Shirts vs. Skins
- Capture the flag, and, also, Matthew
- Alien vs. Predator: The Paint-stravaganza
- Million Dollar Target: “The Blindfolded Experience!”
- King of Leftover-Aggression-From-High-School Mountain
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To make every game as exciting, safe, and enjoyable as possible, Randolph Paintball personnel conduct a safety orientation before grouping each game's 15 to 25 players into teams based on age and ability. The center also employs professional referees to oversee every 10- to 15-minute bout, as players target their rivals with semiautomatic, air-powered marking guns during scenarios such as capture the flag and elimination. Rounds unfold across the two outdoor location's eight fields, where participants duck into foxholes or overtake the Lord of the Rings–inspired Helms Deep fortress.