The only other fields that I’ve played at in NY are Tsunami (which closed and was horrible) and Wolves Reign which is in the same building as the old Tsunami and is pretty good for indoor.
My friends and I played at Rickz Gamez today and it was awesome. From what I observed it appears the field is built on some land behind the owner’s house. They have an air-ball field, a woods-ball field, and I think a speed-ball field made up of some junk. The owner Rick seemed like a great guy and was wiling to help people with any questions. Rickz Gamez has its own air compressor so fills up to 4500 psi every time was no problem and they’re only $1.00 per 1000 psi. The CO2 was kind of expensive at $5.00 for a 20oz CO2 tank, but I won’t hold it against them because I don’t use CO2. The entry fee was $7.00 and it’s always BYOP, they do have paint for sale though. Most people were buying x-ball paint for $50.00 a case and the quality of the paint seemed good. The staging area was large with many tables for gear and lots of space between them. Many of the tables were also located under a party tent for shade. The bathrooms consisted of one Johnny-On-The-Spot, which was ok because it was clean and had no funky odors. There was normally two reffs per game and they did their job well. Their chrono was enforced and over shooting was not a problem at this field. My only safety complain is that the reffs were not monitoring the staging area like they should’ve been and we were forced to brief some younger players on our own about using a barrel plug and having the safety on. The air-ball field was extremely large and had no problem fitting two, eight person teams during the game. The woods-ball field was ok, with two attack forts set in the woods. The woods had thick shrub like underbrush in it, which pretty much forced all movement down cut or previously worn trails. The speed-ball field that is made of junk and other random objects was not in use.
My friends and I drove 45min from Buffalo to play at Rickz Gamez and we will be returning again in the near future. Rickz is the kind of field you want to give your business to and is well worth the drive. I give Rickz Gamez a 9 out of 10 do to the price and quality of play.
Last edited on Monday, September 5th, 2005 at 7:41 am PST