LEGO made a game that you need

So, they were out of HeroScape at Toys’R’Us, but they did have the X-Pod Collector’s Pack, which is exactly the box I wished they would make back when I first noticed the X-Pod Play-Off web page. Another thing I didn’t mention is that X-Pod Play-Off is designed by gamelab, the same studio that did Junkbot, World Builder and a slew of other great work you’ll find linked from their site. Eric Zimmerman of gamelab co-wrote a beautiful book called Rules of Play that features commissioned games by James Ernest, Richard Garfield, and others.