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 paintball package for two (an $87.90 value). Choose between the following locations: Sgt. Splatter’s in North York or Paintball City in Etobicoke. The package includes (for each player):
- General admission and four hours of field time (a $29.95 value/person)
- Standard semi-automatic paintball gun
- Masks and goggles
- 100 paintballs
- Unlimited CO2 fills
- Players can upgrade to the following:
- Tippmann 98/BT combat gun (a $10 value/person)
- Jumpsuit (a $4 value/person)<p>
Sgt. Splatter’s and Paintball City boast more than 20 different gaming scenarios to ensure an abundance of adrenalin pumps and friendly team warfare. The former’s 35,000-square-foot, two-storey urban war zone, designed by a Hollywood set specialist, features a sprinkling of abandoned automobiles for ample opportunities to duck, hide, and imagine life as a stock-car racer. Alternatively, at Paintball City, players practice close quarters battle (CQB) strategies as they dive throughout the indoor venue that has been open since 1990. Both sites encourage 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 opponents’ tears.
Though Sgt. Splatter’s and Paintball City sometimes feature discounted prices 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.