Paintball is a lot like chess in that both require complex strategizing and both are almost impossible to win against autonomous robots. Use the battle-vectors of your brain with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a trial paintball package for two at Windsor Xtreme Paintball on Walker Road (up to a $50 value).
Windsor Xtreme Paintball hosts large-scale skirmishes on a 20,000-square-foot playing space. Trial rental packages grant field admission as well as a mask, a marker, unlimited air, and 100 paintballs. Pre-game players lounge on wooden picnic tables in the staging area before venturing out to test body-graffiti prowess on either battleground. Avoid painful childhood memories of confusing a cactus with a lollipop and instead confront the red padded pyramids and columns of one field or seek sanctuary from impending pigment storms behind the wooden shacks and other obstacles. Fields can accommodate up to 60 players or 10 groups of Brady Bunch impersonators for massive team-based and free-for-all firefights. Artistic marksmen play until their air fill runs out but may purchase bags of an additional 100 paintballs for $10.
Visitors and waiting players follow the colour-coded action from the expansive waiting area at two-seat wooden tables. Provided lockers allow guests to stow their gear, and a pro shop fulfills equipment cravings.
Though Windsor Xtreme Paintball sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.