Although playing on a board lacks the immediacy of actually being scanned into the Tron environment and piloting the lightcycle manually, it is less dangerous, and more portable.
Make forum member Brett King put this together to play with his kids. It’s a whole table with a lighting setup, special paint, and all the Tron fittings. It turns the visceral quick turns of the original game into a tense strategic competition, as you move your lightcycles around the board, leaving smoked-acrylic wall-trails behind you. Man, I’d love to have this in my house.