I've done paintball before and loved it, but this place is 100% about taking as much of your money as possible, with zero consideration for how much fun you have.
It costs €35 for 200 paintballs. (I didn't count, but I'm sure the actual amount is far less.) If you play the game as directed, you'll need to refill multiple times at €10 for 100 paintballs. (Again, it's safe to assume the actual number you're given is far, far less.) This is much the same as other paintball venues I've visited. But how the games are set up is very different.
Elsewhere games are designed to replicate combat. Players are sent into the woods to track and kill each other. They sneak through the woods, not firing until their quarry has been sighted and, even then, firing only sparingly to avoid giving away their own position.
Westport War Games could not be more different. In virtually every game, players are lined up opposite each other and ordered to fire indiscriminately. If you're hit by an opponent's paintball, which is extremely painful, you aren't punished in any way. The obvious intent is to keep players firing their guns as frequently and for as long as possible.
No skill or gamesmanship is required. All that's involved are two rows of sitting duck targets stand exposed firing expensive paintballs at each other until they've spent all their money. It's a scam.
If, like my friends and I, you realise you're being ripped off and try to leave, the front gates are locked and it takes absolutely ages for the session to finish. I'm astonished that this place has gotten so many good reviews. The most charitable guess I can take is that they were posted by people who haven't played paintball before.
P.S. This is my first every Trip Advisor review. I'm not a fussy person at but this place is a joke and I wanted to say so.
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