One of the great things about paintball is the flexibility of the game. There are countless variations of paintball to play. Paintball games to play can vary from simple elimination games to more complex formats. As one of Minnesota’s oldest paintball fields we’ve put together a collection of some variations of paintball games to play. Here are some of our favorites:
This is paintball in its simplest form. Players are split into two teams and start at opposite ends of the field. The team that eliminates all the opposing players wins the game.
Capture the Flag
Capture the flag is the game that most people think of when they think of paintball. There are two variations of this game-center flag and dual flag. In center flag a single flag is placed at the center of the field. To win the game a team must take the flag to their opponent’s start station. In the dual flag version, a flag is placed at each of the start stations. To win the game, a team must capture the flag from their opponent’s start station and return it to their own start station.
Attack and Defend
Attack and defend is a great game for larger groups. Players are separated into two groups with the attacking team outnumbering the defending team by as much as 4-to-1. The defending team takes their position at a strong point on the field, usually in a corner. The attacking team is then tasked with goal of taking over the defenders’ stronghold within a set amount of time.
For the game of President, one player is selected to be the president. A small group of volunteers is assigned as his team of secret service agents. The remaining players are tasked with eliminating the president before the secret service team can escort the president to a designated safe zone.