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 $20, you get a full day of paintball (a $45 value) at The Paintball Zone in Waterford. The Paintball Zone offers fast-paced games of Capture the Flag and Elimination every Saturday and the last Sunday per month. The varied terrain lets players duck into sniper trails, an underground tunnel behind The Tower, or ghostly white abandoned RVs that were once used to store Pat Boone's collection of gold in The Trailer Park. The Paintball Zone recommends that players wear long sleeves to protect their arms, as well as boots or other sturdy footwear to support their ankles.
PBreview.com reviewers have this to say about The Paintball Zone:
- This set of fields is operated by a person with a passion for PB [sic]. The wide variety of fields, from woods to buildings, gives a great experience for the game…All markers were tested for velocity before use on the fields. Good briefings for new players and good use of referees. I highly recommend trying the field to get your game on. – StealthGrouch
- 5 amazing fields. We played on the Tower, Bridge, Trailer and some of Wedge and Church. Each is different, but they all have amazing bunkers, forts, beautiful trees, trails, tunnels (yes, tunnels) great hiding spots. – missmynelspot
The Paintball Zone
Bunkers, barriers, and trailers speckle The Paintball Zone’s five themed playing fields, serving as venues for sneaking or sniping. On Saturdays or the last Sunday of each month, players disperse throughout the arenas, marking opponents with random paint splatters or impressionist haystacks. The outdoor facility includes a covered staging area for protection against the sun and rain. The Paintball Zone sells paint and rents markers, ammo, gear, and compressed air tanks and recommends players wear a long-sleeve shirt and shoes that provide good ankle support.