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Best Paintball Arenas Around Boston

June 22, 2013 6:00 AM

(Photo from Camp Paintball)

The thought of a classic paintball battle may leave some weak in the knees – wooded areas, obstacle courses and fear that the opposing team could be just around the corner ready to take fire. If you are ready to try a new team sport that will challenge you both as an individual and as part of a team, try paintball. Put on your creative camouflage gear, paint your face and practice your battle cry. With numerous choices available in the greater Boston area, it has never been easier to play. Here are five of the top paintball sites in the area. Be sure to complete all safety orientations and waivers prior to playing this sport.
(Photo from Boston Paintball)

(Photo from Boston Paintball)

Boston Paintball
121 Webster Ave.
Chelsea, MA 02150
(617) 941-0123

With locations in Ashland and Maynard, Boston Paintball in Chelsea has plenty of space for you to play. Offering a classic indoor arena, players can pre-register — or if there’s availability, play immediately using the walk-in registration option. Reservations can be made 24 hours in advance. Rates are available for those who require equipment and also for those who have their own. Generally, players must be ages 10 and older, however, a special reservation can be made for groups including children ages eight and older. The Maynard location does offer outdoor paintball.

(Photo from Ultimate Adventure Paintball)

(Photo from Ultimate Adventure Paintball)

Ultimate Adventure Paintball
Sullivan Road
Billerica, MA 01821
(978) 804-2797

Get ready for outdoor paintball excitement with Ultimate Adventure Paintball. This family-oriented facility is perfect for families wishing to partake in a refereed paintball game. Players must be ages 10 and older. Be sure to review the frequently asked questions prior to arrival to ensure compliance with game rules.

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(Photo from Camp Paintball)

(Photo from Camp Paintball)

Camp Paintball
99 Pottle St.
Kingston, MA 02364
(617) 773-2206

Interested players located on the South Shore or on the Cape can enjoy a paintball adventure within a 40-acre pine forest. Camp Paintball offers weekend service only, April through December – making the possibility of enjoying a snowy game a reality. The course even includes a small village, perfect for those with imaginations wishing to take over course resources. Before visiting, call or email to determine availability.

(Photo from Action Games Paintball)

(Photo from Action Games Paintball)

Action Games Paintball
1079 South St.
Tewksbury, MA 01876
(781) 942-9222

Boasting nearly 80 acres of playing fields, Action Games Paintball offers a variety of traditional games with a paintball spin such as capture the flag. Another great feature of this facility is the all-you-can-eat lunch allowing you to take a break from the action and enjoy a meal with your team. Group reservations are also available. Be sure to call ahead to check for availability.

(Photo from Airsports Paintball)

(Photo from Airsports Paintball)

Airsports Paintball
1102 Center St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
(413) 583-8200

Offering year-round, outdoor paintball – rain or shine – Airsports Paintball offers a great adventure perfect for paintballers with their own equipment and paint. For those without, full rental packages are available as well. Airsports offers many scenario-based games for those playing for the first time wishing for a full team experience. Be sure to read the “What to Bring” section of the website before visiting and call for field availability.

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Cristy is a city dwelling enthusiast, an arts, culture, and technology lover, and an all around curious person. As an examiner, she covers all things Boston. Her work can be found on

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