Weekly Rollup: Jun 18th – Jun 24th

June Game Night

This month’s game night was out of this world! We had such a great time sharing our favorite alien themed games as well as seeing some of your favorites!

CUDO Plays Academy + Illinois MakerLab Camp!

CUDO Plays is partnering with the Illinois MakerLab for a week-long camp, taking participants through the entire process of board game design from brainstorming ideas to creating components. Each session will cover a different aspect from game design, from quick prototyping to envisioning components, with demonstrations on how to model game pieces with 3d modeling software (Tinkercad).

This camp will be for 13-17 year olds and you can find out more info or sign up here!

 

Upcoming Events

July Game Night – Monday, July 17th

Hyatt Place @ 6:30pm
Take a break from your busy schedule and get to know your fellow game enthusiasts!

CUDO Plays Game Night is open to everyone! Spread the word and let’s have a great time. Whether you’re a serious gamer or just looking to relax and socialize, we’d love to see you there!

 

CUDO Plays Recommends

This week one of our committee members, Tom Ackerman, would like to recommend, Leaders of Euphoria!

This game takes place in the same post apocalyptic universe as the game Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia. Leaders is a hidden role game with a few twists. Each player is given three recruit cards which they generally keep hidden. Each of these cards will be loyal to either the red or the blue team. Whichever color the majority of your recruits are loyal to is the team you’re fighting for, which means nobody knows what team you’re on until they’ve seen all of your cards. Among the recruits there are also a single red leader and a single blue leader. The goal of the game is to shoot the opposing teams leader with one of the very enjoyable big plastic ray guns (included in the deluxe edition of the game). Sounds easy but it’s not. While there aren’t enough ray guns to go around, there are plenty of cards in the artifact deck which allow you to break the rules by changing alignment, block ray blasts and other sneaky tricks.

Weekly Rollup: Jun 11th – Jun 17th

Upcoming Events

June Game Night – Monday, June19th

Hyatt Place @ 6:30pm
Take a break from your busy schedule and get to know your fellow game enthusiasts!

CUDO Plays Game Night is open to everyone! Spread the word and let’s have a great time. Whether you’re a serious gamer or just looking to relax and socialize, we’d love to see you there!

 

CUDO Plays Academy + Illinois MakerLab Camp!

CUDO Plays is partnering with the Illinois MakerLab for a week-long camp, taking participants through the entire process of board game design from brainstorming ideas to creating components. Each session will cover a different aspect from game design, from quick prototyping to envisioning components, with demonstrations on how to model game pieces with 3d modeling software (Tinkercad).

This camp will be for 13-17 year olds and you can find out more info or sign up here!

 

CUDO Plays Recommends

This week we would like to recommend, NOT ALONE.

NOT ALONE is an asymmetrical card game, in which one player (the Creature) plays against the stranded explorers (the Hunted).

If you play as one of the Hunted, you will explore Artemia using Place cards. By playing these and Survival cards, you try to avoid, confuse or distract the Creature until help arrives.

If you play as the Creature, you will stalk and pursue the shipwrecked survivors. By playing your Hunt cards and using the mysterious powers of Artemia, you try to wear down the Hunted and assimilate them to the planet forever.

NOT ALONE is a immersive, thematic card game, where you use guessing, bluffing, hand management, and just a pinch of deck-building to achieve your goal, which is survival for the Hunted… or total assimilation for the Creature!

Weekly Rollup: Jun 4th – Jun 10th

Upcoming Events

June Game Night – Monday, June19th

Hyatt Place @ 6:30pm
Take a break from your busy schedule and get to know your fellow game enthusiasts!

CUDO Plays Game Night is open to everyone! Spread the word and let’s have a great time. Whether you’re a serious gamer or just looking to relax and socialize, we’d love to see you there!

 

CUDO Plays Academy + Illinois MakerLab Camp!

CUDO Plays is partnering with the Illinois MakerLab for a week-long camp, taking participants through the entire process of board game design from brainstorming ideas to creating components. Each session will cover a different aspect from game design, from quick prototyping to envisioning components, with demonstrations on how to model game pieces with 3d modeling software (Tinkercad).

This camp will be for 13-17 year olds and you can find out more info or sign up here!

 

CUDO Plays Recommends

This week one of our committee members, Tom Ackerman, would like to recommend, Specter Ops!

This is the ultimate game of cat(s) and mouse. One player plays the agent, they must break into the a secret facility and complete three objectives in different locations in order to win. The other players are all working together to find the agent, as a security team of high tech/super powered hunters. The agent’s movements are secret and the hunters will only catch fleeting glimpses of their quarry, but if they can catch or kill the agent, the hunters all win. Specter Ops is brimming with theme and personality and it is always intense to the very end.

Weekly Rollup: May 28th – June 3rd

Upcoming Events

June Game Night – Monday, June19th

Hyatt Place @ 6:30pm
Take a break from your busy schedule and get to know your fellow game enthusiasts!

CUDO Plays Game Night is open to everyone! Spread the word and let’s have a great time. Whether you’re a serious gamer or just looking to relax and socialize, we’d love to see you there!

 

CUDO Plays Academy + Illinois MakerLab Camp!

CUDO Plays is partnering with the Illinois MakerLab for a week-long camp, taking participants through the entire process of board game design from brainstorming ideas to creating components. Each session will cover a different aspect from game design, from quick prototyping to envisioning components, with demonstrations on how to model game pieces with 3d modeling software (Tinkercad).

This camp will be for 13-17 year olds and you can find out more info or sign up here!

 

CUDO Plays Recommends

This week we would like to recommend, Overseers.

Overseers is a drafting and bluffing game with a twist. Each player represents an Overseer whose objective is to bend traits in their favor to create the most dominant combination of virtues and vices.

At the end of each round, players secret their victory point (VP) tokens to keep their score secret, and after three rounds whoever has the most VPs wins.

Weekly Rollup: May 21st – May 27th

Upcoming Events

June Game Night – Monday, June19th

Hyatt Place @ 6:30pm
Take a break from your busy schedule and get to know your fellow game enthusiasts!

CUDO Plays Game Night is open to everyone! Spread the word and let’s have a great time. Whether you’re a serious gamer or just looking to relax and socialize, we’d love to see you there!

 

CUDO Plays Recommends

This week we would like to recommend, Codenames!

In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin. Win or lose, it’s fun to figure out the clues.