If you like the thrill of the chase combined into a fun (and tantalizingly messy) game of “gotcha,” paintball may be right up your alley. Here are some of the best paintball arenas around Dallas. – Daniel J. Gansle 

GatSplat Indoor Paintball Fields

582 East Highway 121
Lewisville, TX 75057
(972) 956-5500

Dodge paintballs and duck behind inflatables as you shoot your enemy in this fun, 26,000-square-foot paintball facility. A parents’ lounge with computer stations and Wi-Fi is available. Rates: 1-9 players, $34.95 each; 10 or more, $29.95 each.

Hours: Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Official Paintball Games of Texas

17437 Adams Trail
Forney, TX 75126
(972) 564-4748

Official Paintball Games of Texas is recognized as one of the best paintball arenas around Dallas, and for good reason. Enjoy 12 fun courses, including West World, Black Hawk Down and Old Fort, in this outdoor paintball park near Lake Ray Hubbard. No outside paint allowed. Rates: 1-7 players, $19.99 per person; 8+ players, $15.99 per person (based on First Strike Package, four hour session). Walk-on pricing: $25.50 per person for all-day park admission.

Hours: Saturday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Fort Paintball

4404 Dillehay Drive
Allen, TX 75002
(972) 442-9777

Located across the street from Southfork Ranch, the infamous location of the 1980s television show Dallas, Fort Paintball beckons with nine outdoor playing fields spanning over 40 acres. Enjoy Lego fields, Storm the Fort, hay fields, barrel fields, an airball field and woods. Rates (includes all-day admission and all-day air): Package one with 100 paintballs, $25; Package two with 500 paintballs, $40. Walk-on pricing: $20.

Hours: Saturday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

XDrenaline Zone at Lake Grapevine

2500 Fairway Drive
Grapevine, TX 76051
(972) 471-3200

XDrenaline Zone is located on the shores of Lake Grapevine, just north of DFW International Airport. Enjoy fun paintball fields, including Ghost Town, Phantom Hill, Plane Crash and The Wall. No outside paint allowed. Rates: $34.99 for 300 paintballs; $39.99 for 500 paintballs. Grenades are available for $5.99.

Hours: Saturday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

DFW Adventure Park

13055 Cleveland Gibbs Road
Roanoke, TX 76262
(817) 854-0085

For an extreme sporting experience, look no further than DFW Adventure Park, which offers paintball, laser combat, Airsoft, wilderness challenges and a Motocross track. Have fun shooting and ducking around in a number of amazing courses, including Trench, Fort Sam Lee, Hyperball, Lighted Airball, The Lagoon and Deep Woods. Rates: Half day, $23; Full Day, $30. There is an additional fee for paint. Walk-ons: $20; $30 if you bring your own paint (see list of prohibited paints). Group rates are available.

Hours: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.