Hanging out amid a flurry of tiny, colorful spheres used to be a pastime reserved for marble-wielding scamps named Alfalfa, Stymie, and Spank-Wheat. Defect from that rascally gang and get a real shooter in hand with today's Groupon: for $22, you get open play and unlimited air fills ( a $10 value), equipment (a $10 value), pod-pack rental (a $5 value), and 500 paintballs (a $20 value) at Realms of Ruin in Custer Park (a $45 total value).
Realms of Ruin's 80-acre paintball and airsoft park provides a battlefield for acrylic adventures. For a full day, quick shooters can paint victorious initials on their friends with a bodily battalion of gun, hopper, tank, goggles, socks, air fills, and paintballs. Launch pigmented balls of fury at opponents throughout a game of capture the flag, elimination, or a traditional battle. The site features a creek that winds around 12 different courses reinforced with forts, trenches, bunkers, and bridges. Towering trees, thick brush, and sandy soil provide ample locations for visitors to duck into and surreptitiously attack enemies, or to take a shady break and play a stealth-destroying harmonica solo. Referees oversee the chromatic combat to ensure safety and fair play, and players can bring in their own food and drink to refuel after a close match.