Making Workshop


Game pieces from the Making Workshop

As always, Chris ran an excellent Making Workshop. This season, participants each made their own custom game piece by creating a design in Inkscape and then making it real using one of the Fab Lab’s laser cutter/etchers. They all turned out great! Some teams even said they would use their piece in the game they’re making. Even if you couldn’t attend the Making Workshop, don’t let that stop you from checking out the Fab Lab, it’s one of our favorite community resources!


Upcoming Events

Playtest Convention – Saturday, November 4th

Lincoln Square Mall @ 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Come to the CUDO Plays Playtest Convention for Season 5! This is a day to play the new prototypes and creations of the CUDO Plays teams and to get feedback from the Champaign-Urbana gaming community. Refreshments will be provided, and you will receive invaluable critique from people with years of experience. Teams can bring their games in any condition that they are in and playtest with people from the community. We will provide playtest feedback forms for playtesters to fill out! Facebook event

Playtest Convention After-Party – Saturday, November 4th

Spark Museum + Play Cafe – Lincoln Square Mall @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm

We’ve got a new event this season, it’s the Playtest Convention After-party! Come eat, unwind, and have fun immediately following the convention at Spark Museum + Play Cafe. It’s just down the hall! Competitors, playtesters and all other participants are welcome.

Spark Museum exterior

Spark is an awesome space and CUDO Plays will have it all to ourselves for this event. There’s toys and activities that people of any age can enjoy. Spark also has a menu of tasty snacks and meals and part of every food purchase made during the After-party will go towards CUDO Plays.

We’re very happy to have Spark as a partner and we hope to see everyone at the after-party!

CUBED November Meeting: Q&A with Matt Leacock – Monday, November 6th

Champaign Public Library @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm

For their November meeting, CUBED will be holding a Q&A with game designer Matt Leacock who will be visiting via Skype. Matt is the designer of games such as Pandemic, Forbidden Desert, Forbidden Island, Thunderbirds, and many more. This meeting will be your chance to get some game design advice from one of the most well known designers in the world! Learn more here.


CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Burgle Bros.

Burgle Bros. box contents

This is a cooperative game for 1-­4 players. Players are unique members of a crew trying to pull off a robbery of a highly secure building — without getting caught. The building has three floors, each with its own safe to crack. Players start on the first floor and have to escape to their helicopter waiting on the roof. Players each have three stealth tokens. Whenever they are on the same tile with a guard, they lose one. If any player is caught without a stealth token, the game is over. If players can open all three safes, and escape through the stairs to the roof they win! Burgle Bros. is a great co-op game with a ton of style and lots of replay value.


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