The Bottom Line
- Large collection of different paintball game variations
- Clear writing and instructions
- Helpful diagrams and formatting
- Many games require considerable explanation before playing
- Some games are not practical to actually implement and play
- Some games require props that are not commonly used in paintball games
- Written by Ron Smith and Parr Young
- Contains more than 200 game types and variations
- Paintballer's Almanac Home Page
Guide Review - Paintballer's Almanac Review
The Paintballer's Almanac is simply formatted where each page features a game type. A title identifies the game and necessary equipment is identified with small pictures. Following the necessary supplies there are sections explaining the setup, the rules, some tips and any variations on the basic game.
The Paintballer's Almanac excels in two areas: variety and clarity. The many variations allow for players to focus on many different aspects of the game (shooting, moving, etc.) and the instructions clearly explain what is expected. The area where the Almanac struggles arises out of the attempt to have a little bit of everything - some games are simply not practical (too much preparation, too confusing, too long to play, etc.). Despite being forced to wade through some impractical game ideas there are enough interesting game variations to give an intrepid paintballer many days worth of new games to experiment with.