Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: May 18, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412971935 | Print ISBN: 9781412966702 | Online ISBN: 9781412971935| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Paintball represents a team sport that is an extension of tag and other active games like Capture the Flag, Track and Capture, and Dodgeball. What differentiates paintball from these traditional neighborhood games is the equipment, which makes playing paintball a game of strategy for both individual and team play. Paintball equipment was not initially created to be used for shooting other people, but for use by the forestry industry for marking trees and livestock that needed to be marked. Typically the game is played ...