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First Game FAQs

Playing your first game? If you’ve never played the game of Paintball before, you’re in for a real treat! Paintball is a game that virtually anyone can play—male, female, young, not-so-young. Before you go out and play your first fame, there are some things to know that will really help your first experience be a great one!

What do I wear? Wear old clothes, preferably dark in color. Old camos work great! Wear a comfortable pair of boots, cleats, or sneakers. DO NOT wear any good jewelry of any type. If you choose to wear them, they could become lost or damaged.

Do I need to bring Equipment? We supply you with all of the safety and play equipment you may need with the purchase of a rental package. If you choose to bring your own equipment, please make sure to have one of our refs check it to make sure you are safe to play.

Should I bring anything extra? Make sure to bring extra money just in case. We supply you with a minimum amount of paintballs with one of our rental packages; however, you may need more. You also may want to buy a drink or snack in between games. Feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks but please do not leave your trash on the ground. We recommend bringing a change of clothes. The odds of you coming out clean are very slim! It just means you had an awesome paintball day!

What should I expect? This is the BIG question. Most people that have not played Paintball before have no idea what to expect. Does it hurt? How long are games? Are the players friendly? These are all good questions.

*If you get hit by a paintball fired from close range (20 feet or less) it does sting a bit. Most people will tell you that after the first time you’ve been hit, the sting is rarely an issue. *There are many different types of games played including “capture the flag”, “attack and defend”, etc… Games usually last between 20 and 40 minutes. Sometimes they only last 5-10 minutes! Most fields play at least 6-8 games per day.

*More often than not, the regular players at the field are very friendly and more than willing to help any new players. The same applies to owners and managers at the field. If you have questions, do not be afraid to ask.

On the field: Once you are at the field, take time to watch some of the other games before you go on. Watch how they play the game. When you get out there, start out slow and don’t over do it in the first game or two. It doesn’t take too long for you to get comfortable with the game.

A few rules of thumb: NEVER remove your goggles while you are on the field even if you have already been shot out. If you are eliminated call “OUT” as loud as you can or stick your arm high in the air so everyone knows. Do not argue with any of the referees. The refs are there to keep it safe and fun. Remember its all part of the game!