Indoor paint ball is a sport which is played indoors in which players from different teams compete to eliminate their opponents by shooting them with pellets containing colored paint. The device used to shoot is a special gun normally referred to as a paintball marker and each player from both teams is provided with one for each. In the case of indoor paintball game, a spacious facility is required to accommodate a sizeable amount of players. Rules of playing indoor paintball also vary according to the game being played. The game field is normally set according to the nature of the game and each equipment differs according to the game as well. e.g. a game involving soldiers in a battle field is normally set up according to the terrain existent in a real battle field. Huge boulders may be provided and artificial trees to act as camouflage for the ‘soldiers?.
Indoor paintball games can last from a few minutes to hours depending on the rate of elimination of players. Normally the game ends when one person is left ?alive? after a ?mission?. For each game however, there is a variation of equipments which are essential for the game. This equipment includes; the ‘rifle? containing paint- normally used for the elimination of your opponent, paintballs- this acts as the ammunition to shoot and eliminate your opponent with. It is normally a slab of water soluble paint which is available in different colors depending on the client’s preference; masks are also recommended for play.
These mask act as a protective device for the players to protect them from getting the paint balls on their skin and sensitive areas of their faces like the eyes. The masks mostly cover the entire face and are vitally recommended for each player. Indoor paintball games like most games in existence have a prescribed set of regulations and disparities usually laid down prior to the commencement of a game. Mainly, an essential part of all indoor paintball match regulations is for the participants to hit a target while evading being hit. Incase a participant is hit, they have to lift up their ‘rifle? as a sign that they have been eliminated, at the same time depart from the sports ground. In most instances of the game, the player who is eliminated is normally required to depart from the field and not return to the game unless the game has started afresh.
Indoor paintball games have many advantages as well as disadvantages. One of the advantages of indoor paintball games is that it can be played in any season, be it on rainy days when fields are muddy to sunny days. This is because indoor pinball games are played ?indoors? in an enclosed facility. The surroundings of such facilities are thereby set according to the theme of the game, adding to the thrill and mood of the game. Lighting and temperature can also be controlled making the game an ideal practice environment unlike outside terrain. On the low side, indoor paintball games may lack variety in terms of equipment as well as limited space in terms of the premises. There may not be enough space to expand the premises.