It's not too often that we get to talk about a really cool board game. Typically, all the games today are video games. With the new Tron flick just landing on Blu-ray and DVD there is a lot of interest from kids today in the Tron franchise. One geeky dad created a really cool board game for him and his kids to play based on Tron light cycles.
The light cycles are my favorite things from the movies. Brett King made the custom board game and it is really cool. The game board is an etched acrylic square with grid lines running down it. The game pieces slip into those grids and the works glows thanks to some UV reactive paint.
One set of three bikes has blue light trails and the other has orange trails. The rules are that the trials can stay on the board until games end or only for five turns. If one of the other team hits the walls, they are out. One version also has the players roll dice to see if they can turn before hitting a wall. Check it out on video below.
[via Ars Technica]