Posted on July 30, 2017
Lazer Ryderz, a Tron inspired tabletop game
Lazer Ryderz is a tabletop board game inspired by the light-cycle scenes in Tron. I backed it on Kickstarter and finally got to play it a couple of times today and I love it. I’m a huge Tron fan, but what really sucked me into the KS campaign was that retro 80s vibe that they did so well.
Played some rounds of Lazer Ryderz this afternoon. Really enjoyed it. Simple, well packaged, and surprisingly strategic. pic.twitter.com/uhH2q0hwOa
— Doctor Popular (@DocPop) July 30, 2017
The game is packaged like a VHS box set, each box within is the pieces for each player. The rules are fairly simple, players are trying to capture 3 prism pieces while blocking other players from doing the same. Players pick a speed for each round which determine which order they move, how long the piece they can use to get there, and how hard it might be to take a turn. It was pretty intimidating at first, but we all got the hang of it pretty much in the first 2 minutes of gameplay.
So if a Tron inspired tabletop game sounds fun to you, you should pick up a copy. I recommend it.