Paintball is like a production of Hamlet: it's exciting, demanding, and by the end everyone has pretend-died. Take paintball arms against a sea of troubles with today's Groupon: for $25, you get an all-day paintballing outing for two at T.C. Paintball in Traverse City (a $65 value). Today’s Groupon can be redeemed during open play, which runs most Sundays from noon–5 p.m. and most Wednesday nights from 6–9 p.m. until the end of the season. The outing includes:
- Admission and equipment for two including basic gun rental, mask and goggles, and CO2 air refill (a $50 value)
- 500 paintballs to share (a $15 value)
T.C. Paintball gives wannabe warriors the opportunity to practice trigger pulling and ambushing with day-long paintballing passes. Armed with 500 colorful capsules and paint-spewing machinery, soldiers battle friends and enemies in the great indoors or traverse the natural elements in the flourishing outdoor battleground, which teems with sandbag walls, empty oil barrels, and motivational Patton lookalikes at every turn. Corporal casings can successfully shield themselves from incoming pellets with protective goggles and face masks that are included in the Groupon and should be worn throughout the day. Particularly trigger-happy gunners can visit the on-site store to restock ammunition, peruse guns, or hide from paint-splattered carpool moms.