How to play the game

How to play the game

Simply put, Paintball is a sport where players shoot paintballs at each other and when players are hit they are out of the game.  The basic goal of paintball is to remove players from the game and capture the opponents flag and return it to the home base = Win.M

There are three general types of paintball play: Speedball, Woodsball, and Recreation

Speedball is a team game where teams compete against each other at a very fast pace (average games are 3-6 minutes). This tournament format is very youthful and typically is a best of 7, with points assigned to hits, returning the flag to home base, and also involves penalties (similar to Hockey and players being removed for time periods). Can be played recreationally or professionally and tournaments are usually set up for 3, 5, 7 or 10 player teams.

Woodsball paintball is a game in which players participate in a scenario, or story and may include historical re-enactments, futuristic or video game simulations. The format here is all the players participate in a game at the same time, typically broken into two major groups. Some events have as many as 5,000 players all playing on the same field with various assignment and point structures. When players are hit, they have a waiting period after which they can reinsert into the game. These events typically last a full day and the players are older than speedball players.

Recreation paintball is the game played by most participants. These games take place at specific paintball fields where the field will provide rentals, air, etc. for players that do not have their own equipment. The field will organize the players into teams, where players can play with others of similar experience and equipment. The usual game here is to eliminate players and capture the flag. Its typically very relaxed and casual and players usually play 4-6 games within a 4 hour time span, resting in between games.