Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Paintball?
Paintball is a game in which players try to eliminate each other by firing a projectile from a paintball gun, otherwise known as a marker. These projectiles are filled with a colored liquid, hence the name Paintball. If you are struck by a paintball and it breaks on your person, you are eliminated from the game and must return to the staging/neutral area to await the next round.
Players are required to wear face and eye protection in the form of Paintball Goggles. These masks cover your entire face, including eyes, ears, cheeks, mouth etc. They are made up of hard plastic typically and the paintball will break easily on the mask.
Players are typically divided into two teams, and objectives for each round will be explained by the field marshall (referee). Such games include “Attack and Defend”, “Capture the Flag”, “President”, and so on. Paintball requires that teams work together and communicate to complete the objectives and win the match.
Paintball is also highly physical, with lots of high intensity running, crouching and so on. Paintball is perfect for any occasion, including birthday parties, team building events, corporate outings, bachelor parties etc. It can be played indoors and outdoors, any time of year!
Can I bring my own paintballs? – No, our insurance requires that all paintballs used at our field must be purchased from Bushwacker Paintball Games Ltd. due to liability reasons.
Does it hurt?
The simple answer is ‘yes’, it stings to get struck by a paintball. I always equate it to a combination of getting a charlie horse, and being whipped by a wet towel. It’s a sharp sensation, and will leave a mark depending where you’ve been hit, but welts are not uncommon after an afternoon of paintball. I will say though, the sensation of getting hit is part of the game and is the driving force behind the enormous adrenaline rush players experience while playing. On a further note, once you’ve been eliminated from the game you’re required to leave the field of play, and most players will agree that by the time you reach the staging/neutral area, the pain is mostly gone (or masked by adrenaline!) and your thoughts are now focused on what you could have done differently to avoid being hit.