Paintball is a lot like chess in that both require complex strategizing and both are almost impossible to win against autonomous robots. Reveal the weaknesses of fellow humans with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a two-person paintball package at Sgt. Splatter’s in North York (up to an $87.90 value). The package includes (for each player):
- General admission and four hours of field time (a $29.95 value/person)
- Upgraded semiautomatic paintball gun (a $10 value/person)
- Masks and goggles
- 100 paintballs
- Unlimited CO2 fills
- Identifying armbands
- Jumpsuit (a $4 value/person)
Open since 1994, Sgt. Splatter’s 35,000-square-foot, two-storey urban war zone features more than 20 different gaming scenarios ensure an abundance of adrenalin pumps through. For 17 years, Sgt. Splatter's has been one of Canada's largest paintball fields, and the environs, designed by a Hollywood set specialist, feature a sprinkling of abandoned automobiles for ample opportunities to duck, hide, and imagine life as a stockcar racer. A two-person package provides general admission and four hours of field time, as well as upgraded Tippmann 98 or BT Combat guns, 100 paintballs per player, full face masks and goggles, and unlimited carbon dioxide. Moreover, upgraded jumpsuits and armbands help to identify teammates and targets. The site encourages strategic teamwork for gaming scenarios, some of which involve the capture of an enemy flag, prevention of a nuclear crisis, or the bottling and distribution of opponent tears.
Though Sgt. Splatter's sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Among GPS Paintball's three participating facilities, you'll find four stories of industrial-like battlegrounds and a 25-acre field with diverse terrain, all designed with obstacles, tactical setups, and hiding spots to facilitate paintball combat. Here's a closer look inside each facility:
Sgt. Splatters: Brought to life in 1994 by a Hollywood set designer, Sgt. Splatter's 35,000 square-foot indoor arena gives players the sense that they're immersed in a first-person-shooter video game. Teams go toe-to-toe in one of 20 games—armed with gear from paintball pistols to semiautomatic markers—stepping into the shoes of DEA agents trying to dismantle a drug-dealing operative or mailmen working to prevent a nuclear crisis.
Paintball City: Indoor paintball sees an urban twist at Paintball City with two stories of industrial terrain. Abandoned facade and scattered debris provide plenty of strategic spots for players to take cover and mimic warfare in an all-weather environment.
Georgina Paintball: Sprawled out across 25 acres of medium and dense bush, Georgina's outdoor facility features eight playing fields equipped with 10-foot tire stacks, sandbagged bunkers, and a two-story area with crashed planes and burned-out military trucks.