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 in Jonestown.
- For $20, you get a paintball outing for one (a $40 value).
- For $35, you get a paintball outing for two (an $80 value).
- For $70, you get a paintball outing for four (a $160 value).
All outings include:
* Field admission for four hours
* BT-4 semi-automatic marker rental
* 500 paintballs and unlimited CO2 or nitrogen
* A 4-plus-1 ammo pack and protective mask
At Texas Paintball’s 40-acre facility, paintballers skirmish across 10 fields littered with rusted trucks, colorful inflatables, earthy bunkers, and other paint-peppered obstacles. Arrive alone or with a troop of allies for four hours of plastering opponents while dodging colorant-filled pellets 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.
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.