Paintball is a lot like chess in that both require complex strategizing and both are almost impossible to win against autonomous robots. Compete against organic opponents with today's Groupon: for $20, you get one full day of paintball, including the field fee ($20), a marker, hopper, mask, and air ($17), and 200 paintballs ($10) at TxR Paintball in Cypress. TxR Paintball is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and for party or group reservations of 30 or more players Monday–Friday.
First-time paintballers and pigment-lobbing pros can compete all day in an array of diverse outdoor playing fields spanning more than 78 acres. During the day, paintball referees lead competing teams to a bevy of courses replete with walls, castles, bridges, forts, and a scaled-down Pentagon. Opposing sides square off in attack-and-defend scenarios at the Bochica castle or compete in total-elimination games in the fast-paced spools or castle-to-castle courses.
Players dodge opponents' high-powered paint while lobbying back volleys, charging across bridges, and crouching behind trees and terrified rocks. In between rounds, players reload guns and wash off the nontoxic, biodegradable paint in a staging area furnished with covered picnic tables. Players with today's Groupon will be equipped with a paintball marker, hopper (gun), protective mask, 200 paintballs, and all the air needed for a day of storming castles or scuba diving. Additional paintballs can be purchased on-site in increments ranging from 100 ($5) to a case of 2,000 ($45).
Six PBreview.com reviewers have this to say about TxR Paintball Field:
- Safety is number one in this game, and TXR does not take this lightly. I trust my kids and family to the refs and staff of TXR without hesitation. – paintballguy4
- If you are a new player and want to see what this sport is all about, gather up your friends and try this field out. Experienced players looking for some variety will also love this place for its variety of fields and choices. – ALLUPINYA
Paintballs whisper through the air, splattering against castle walls and trees on 12 distinct fields at TxR Paintball. Shouts from teammates drift among obstacles on courses simulating a submarine, a pipe-strewn oil field, a Western town, or a castle to castle field, and different game strategies encourage players to fire at one another, protect a V.I.P., capture a rival's flag, or protect their clothesline before a job interview. Each game is refereed by an official versed in the game's intricacies, keeping the sessions fair, safe, and friendly.
Outside of normal weekend play, the facility offers 8- and 26-hour scenario games, which submerges players in battles from famous movies or video games. Safely out of the range of the biodegradable projectiles, patrons at a fully stocked snack bar swap war stories or excuses for having a bag full of white flags.