Players will be given a briefing of safety and rules of the game. After instructions, players will be provided with camouflage suit, goggles and semi-automatic paintball marker. The group will be divided into two teams and taken into the fields under the supervision of a referee. Average round takes about 10 - 15 minutes, between rounds players will be allowed a short time to rest, replenish paintballs or clean off paint from opponent hits. In total on the average within game day (3 hours) passes about 10 fights. The script and fighting object on each fight are offered by the instructor accompanying the group. The starter package includes 50 paintballs. More ammunition can be purchased on the day.
After the game you can relax with a beer, make a BBQ, or go to sauna (2 hours of Sauna costs 100 Euro/per group).
There are more than 30 paintball parks in Latvia, including 12 paintball parks and paintball centers in Riga region. Very first Paintball Park was opened in 1997. Although in last few years activities like air-soft and laser tag are making competition, some paintball parks can still get very busy on weekends. Feeling bigger competition the paintball parks has also worked hard to improve their service and to become better and better with each year. Now it is hardly possible to find Paintball Park which does not offer place to make a BBQ and relax with your friends after the game. Some has went even further by offering Sauna or Meeting rooms (with projectors, speakers and LCD TV) and accommodation for those who want to stay there for a night.
Players divide in 2 teams and start the game from opposite sides of the field. Wins the team which first has destroyed all players of the other team.
Each participant plays individual and the winner is the one who stays alive as the last person.
Players are divided in 2 teams. Each team has a base on their side of the field where stands the flag. The main goal for each team is to capture and bring to the base the opponents flag. If person who carries the flag has been shot, he has to put flag on the ground and leave the battle field.
2 teams start the game from opposite side of field. In the center of field stands the flag. Team which carries flag until the base of opponent’s base wins the game.
Although every paintball park provides their clients with overalls, safety googles and a mask, it is important to wear (or bring with you) shoes you will feel comfortable in. This is very important to keep in mind for those booking paintball as part of their business trip or cooperative team building event. Even if it is a hot summer day, flip flops or slippers are definitely not recommended. Another thing, important to remember is that you will run during the game so do not wear too much clothes underneath the overall. You will be sweating and won`t enjoy playing paintball as much as you would otherwise. Of course, the sweatpants would be ideal option but pair of jeans are also totally fine.
It really depends on each person. Some use more of a "sniper tactics" and shoots when they know that the target will be hit, while some other like to use "Rambo tactics" by shooting without any stops. Apart of those two type of players, the average participant shoots from 200 to 400 paint balls within 3 hours.