Paintball is very diverse. It has many varieties in which the game can be played. This is mainly due to the popularity of the game because many people are trying their own way of playing the game, giving rise to various types of paintball. The most popular varieties of paintball games are listed below.
Recreational or capture the flag is one of the popular forms of a paintball game. As usual this game is played by two teams, though the number of players may vary according to rules of the producer of the event. Both the teams have a flag at each at their respective baselines and if their flag is captured by the opponent team and taken to the starting point of the opponent team, then the opponent team is said to have won. A team can also win the game by eliminating the players of the opponent team one by one and hence capturing the flag. A team must be careful about defending their flag and at the same time they must put efforts on capturing the opponent’s flag. The most suited playing grounds for these games are forests, open grass grounds, etc, where the warfare atmosphere can be easily established.
Scenario paintball is also one of the most popular forms of paintball. As the name suggests, the major theme of this game whirls around a scene that is given to the teams well before the start of the game. In this form of paintball also only two teams participate. A scene can be created by the producer of the event with his own innovative ideas or any neutral person can even create a scene for the teams. This is a game in which a really large number of people take part. Even a hundred people may participate in a single team and also in the opponent team. Each team consists of a single leader who is named the general as in a military troop. Every player has their role in the team which needs to be done perfectly to accomplish the mission assigned to them. There will be questions asked about the given themes and hence points will be awarded for the correct answers. Finally, the team that has the highest number of points is officially announced as the winner.
Backyard is also one type of paintball game that is played in the backyard generally by kids. You can outline your own rules and then play the game of capture the flag in your style. Make sure to ask permission from parents before starting your game. Speedball is also a type of paintball. There are usually many obstacles in the field such as big holes dug in the ground, air-filled obstacles. Unlike capture the flag, this type of paintball has only one flag in the center, both the teams try to capture it and the team which carried it to their bunker is known to be the winner. In speedball, a single team may contain three to ten players.