Elimination is perhaps one of the simplest paintball games to play and learn. Players are divided into two teams and start at opposite ends of the field. As the name implies, teams are tasked with eliminating all of their opponents. This is done by marking opponents with a paintball or forcing your opponent to surrender. A time limit may be imposed on the game to prevent a stalemate.
Capture the flag comes in two variations–two-flag and center flag. In the center flag variation of the game is divided into two teams that compete over a flag located in the center of the paintball field. Teams are tasked with the goal of capturing the flag and returning it to your base.
In the two-flag variation of Capture the Flag, a flag is hung at each start station. Teams must fight their way to their opponent’s flag station and capture their opponents’ flag. Once the flag is captured the team must return it to their own start station.
At anytime a person is hit that has a flag there will be a paint check done. If there is a fresh paint mark the flag will be dropped where they stand. If there is not a fresh paint mark the game will continue.
When a player is successful at returning a flag to there base a paint check will be done. If there is a fresh paint mark the flag will be returned to where it may belong, and the game will be restarted.
For attack and defend, players are divided into two teams. The distribution of the players will not be equal. Player distribution is typically determined by the number of total players. The attackers will outnumber the defenders. The defending team will start at a fort and on the first whistle they will have 2 minutes to move wooden pallets and other objects. The out of bounds is marked with yellow spray paint on the trees around the fort. The attacking team will start at the opposite end and will attempt to overtake the defenders’ position. When a ref blows the twice in a row the attacking team will be attacking. A time limit is typically set for this game of about 5 minutes. The game is over when either team is eliminated, or the attacking team overtakes the objective. The defenders can also win the game by playing until time runs out.
King of the hill is not unlike the game you played as a kid. Two players compete one-on-one, vying to eliminate their opponent. The winner stays on the field and is challenged by the next player. A winner is declared once everyone has had a turn to be king of the hill.
Everybody must know who the VIP is from each team and the VIP must wear some kind of bright clothing. The VIP will be unarmed for both teams. The object is to eliminate the opposing team’s VIP while taking out anybody who gets in your way. Just like elimination if anyone on the team is hit they are out.
Each team will choose someone to be a medic. The medic should be someone who is relatively good at dodging paintballs, as they will have the power to heal everyone else and you want them to be in the game as long as possible.
If a player who is not the medic gets shot,
he is temporarily out.
Heal "out" players. The medic must make their way over to an eliminated player and touch him to heal him. If you want, you can put a limit on the number of times a player can be healed.
The medic cannot heal himself, so once he is out you will have to play as if your team does not have a medic. You cannot elect a new medic.
Instead of flags or inanimate objects, this game involves capturing players of the opposite team. When you hit the player of the opposing team, they are considered to be your prisoners and are taken to your base where they are held captive. The team with the greatest number of captured prisoners wins the game.
Wait; there is a twist to this. Not only do you capture the opposing team players, but the opposing team has chances to retrieve their captured comrades. All they have to do is get into your base and tag their player for them to escape. This may be easier said than done, but it gives the opportunity to increase your paintball playing time. You can choose to play within a limited time frame – but what this game really needs is great strategic playing skills.