What You'll Get
If the Hundred Years' War had been fought with paintballs 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 to Texas Paintball, located in Jonestown.
• For $20, you get a Party for One package (a $40 value).
• For $80, you get a paintball package for four players (a $160 value).
Both packages include a semi-automatic marker rental, 500 paintballs, a 4-plus-1 ammo-pack rental, a protective-mask rental, and a field fee for each player.
At Texas Paintball's 40-acre facility, paintballers skirmish across 10 fields, each littered with obstacles such as rusted trucks, colorful inflatables, and earthy bunkers. Arrive alone or with a troop of allies for four hours of peppering opponents while avoiding fire by ducking into trenches or mimicking moves from The Matrix: The Musical. Whether the game is fast-paced Hyperball or more strategic field play, a knowledgeable referee diligently organizes and oversees game play. Texas Paintball's family-friendly grounds feature an expansive staging and shaded picnic area, two barbecue pits, and a refrigerator in which players can store a birthday cake or an ice-sculpture decoy of General Patton darning his socks.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 22, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 20 additional as gifts for Party of One option. Limit 1 per person for group of four option. Only valid for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Must sign waiver. Field paint only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Texas Paintball
Terrain changes fast in Hill Country. The landscapes on Texas Paintball’s 40 acres, for example, transform from flat, open fields to foothills to wooded valleys. This dynamic terrain naturally lends itself to a variety of playing scenarios, which the owners capitalize on with nine fields such as requisite air-ball and hyperball fields and custom-designed wooded grounds with names such as Normandy and Trenches. Texas Paintball also has a sawmill field where players can stalk stacks of timber while battling to control a two-story mill, and a Vietnam-themed field with a fishing village, air control tower, and fuel depot is in the works.
On these fields, crews divide up players according to experience level for a variety of games, from classics such as Capture the Flag to creative scenarios such as Rush, where one team escorts an unarmed player to a safe zone while the other attacks and yells false Gallup Poll numbers. Props, including a Huey helicopter, 1920's ambulance, deuce and a half, cars, trucks, and various boats, scatter themselves across a 10,000-sq.-ft. turf field. The knowledgeable staff also caters to players’ ability levels by renting an array of markers, from the basic Tippmann Pro-Lite to the tournament-level Empire Axe, one of the farthest-shooting models on the market.
Off the fields, Texas Paintball encompasses amenities including dressing rooms, a concession stand, a picnic area with two barbecue pits for players who bring their own food, and a pro shop.