For something a little different
while you’re in Malta,
you can try your hand at paintballing. Get a group of people together
practice your shooting skills with a heart racing game of paintballing.
To the uninitiated, Paintball is
a sport in which participants eliminate opponents from play by hitting them
with paintballs (spherical gelatine capsules containing primarily polyethylene
glycol, other non-toxic and water-soluble substances, and dye) shot from a compressed-gas-powered
“marker” or gun. Paintball attracts a wide array of players and
insurance statistics estimate that over 10 million people regularly play what
is statistically one of the safest sports in existence, incredibly even more so
It is a good way to release some
of that holiday energy and experience the fun and exhilaration of a game
designed to play out many of those childhood fantasies. Challenge your
opponents to a battle demanding both skill and stealth as you feel the excitement
of charging forward to complete your mission.
To create a totally original
experience, games are conducted at the Malta Film Studios using the sets of
films, such as U571 and Gladiator. All games are fully supervised and
controlled by paintball referees. All participants are given detailed
instructions before taking part and provided with the appropriate protective
clothing and head guard as well as paint-launchers and paint pellets.
Paintball is played with a
potentially limitless variety of rules and variations, all of which are
specified before the game begins. The most basic of all game rules is that
players must attempt to accomplish a goal without being tagged with paintballs.
When a player is tagged, they must raise their marker to indicate that they are
out, and leave the playing field. Depending on the agreed upon game rules, the
player may return to the field and continue playing, or is eliminated from the
One of the most played games states
that the first player to enter the opponents base without being hit secures
the game for his team. Since the battle ground is usually a field that is not
level, opponents take turns to defend the bases, one of which is situated at
the top of a small hill and the other at the bottom.
Adrenaline runs high when
opponents start shooting paint balls at each other, and those who are more
experienced manage to plan traps and lure unknowing opponents into situations
where they can easily be ambushed.
When the time factor is applied
to games, the adrenaline rush increases to a blast as you might only have 10
minutes to run into the opposing base.
Crawling, hiding, attacking,
retreating, and planning out battle manoeuvres with your colleagues or friends
can turn out to be an extremely exciting experience.
With clement weather all year
is ideal for outdoor paintball games. There are no poisonous snakes or spiders
so you may creep and crawl on the grass for as long as you like without having
to look out for any nasty surprises.
Can you think of a better way of
spending a few hours than firing paint at your mates? I can’t.