We booked the Sitting Duck Paintball venue for our son's 13th birthday. The owners of the field were fantastic - very friendly and accomodating. They even assured us of a completely private field. In fact, we got all three of the fields to ourselves. So, eleven teens and five parents headed into battle. We had a great time. The fields all had different set-ups and challenges and we made the most of them. I don't think I have EVER had so much fun. My son's friends were ecstatic and said that his was the birthday party of the year. We have managed to get a group togehter and are heading back out to the field on Thanksgiving weekend.
I played a field near Carleton Place a few years ago and it does not even compare to Sitting Duck. The equipment was very dated and the fields were very unorganized. Sitting Duck was much better.
I booked a group of 16 people at Sitting Duck for a stag party. The owner's were very accommodating and really friendly. Even though I had six people drop out of my group at the last minute they still allowed us to privately book a field to play on.
Not being forced to play with a group of strangers was great, it made the game a lot more enjoyable to play with a group of friends that were all at the same skill level.
The fields were in great shape. I particularly enjoyed the Normandy field which features hedgehogs, wooden fences, sniper towers, trenches and of course the machine gun nest. All very fun, there's nothing like sending people running when they hear the machine gun start firing.
The price was really affordable, they have a great deal for groups of ten.
I'm already planning my next trip to Sitting Duck.
Have played twice in this still-under-construction and am impressed with the 3 playing fields so far. They definately have the space for more. The most played field, I believe called Stormin' Normandy is the best.
Basically a walled in village scenario with fox holes, towers, and 'modified' hedghogs. The best part of the field though is the grey pillbox at the back, equipped with a machine gun and designed as a last resort for the defending team. The only thing better than firing that thing is getting pinned down in a foxhole by it! With the rapid impacts on the ground above you you'll be overtaken with an impulse to find Matt Damon and get him home!
The second field 'Industrial Wasteland' still needs more obstacles but is still a good field to play for quick games. The oil tank and metal sheilded barriers are great to hide behind if you love loud noises!
The forest as of yet contains no man made barriers but is large and is thus the better field for long games for small to medium sized groups.
Brand new field means brand new guns! If you don't bring your own you won't get the frustration of an old gun that constantly jams or doesn't fire right. Owners are a friendly bunch catering to amateurs to not-so-amateurish, as well as families. They're open to all comments good and bad which is good.