I am thinking about having a paintball party at a paintball shop for my difficult child when he turns 11 in Dec. I just got off the phone with-the owner of a local shop. He he does not recommend mixed age groups. He said if you get hit on bare skin, it hurts, so he recommends long sleeves and long pants with-no skin showing (which implies gloves). He was very honest and said he's had kids get hit once and not want to play any more. Sigh. At $30 per person, say 10 kids, that's $300 for a "What if?" situation, the way I look at it. What about Laser Tag?