Weekly Rollup: May 14th – May 20th

May Game Night

We had a great time at our “May Flowers” themed game night! Lots of fun flower themed games were played.

 

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, Lotus from this month’s game night!

Lotus is a beautiful game that grows into a unique work of art every time you play. Clear your head and take in the quiet strength of the lotus garden. It takes skillful care and nurturing to grow these flowers to their full potential, but, once picked, they provide their owner with wisdom. Beware, for there are others who will do anything they can to get their hands on these mystical flowers. You’ll need to enlist the help of creatures native to this land to take control of the lotus garden and achieve true enlightenment.

Weekly Rollup: May 7th – May 13th

Upcoming Events

May Game Night – Monday, May 15th

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, Castles of the Mad King Ludwig.

In this game, each player is creating a castle for the very eccentric (and entirely nonfictional) King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Players connect room tiles of different shapes and sizes to construct some very impractical floor-plans. Like most tile placement games, you score points based on collecting certain tiles and linking them in beneficial ways. The toughest part of Castles of Mad King Ludwig though is organizing the marketplace. When it’s your turn, new rooms are revealed and you must assign each of them a price. The other players must pay you during that turn when they wish to purchase a new room, so you don’t want to give anything away cheap, but if you make all the attractive rooms too expensive, you might not get paid at all. Despite this stressful and very strategic mechanic, the game remains lighthearted throughout. You can after all build a castle with six kitchens, a mandolin room, and nothing else.

Weekly Rollup: Apr 30th – May 6th

International Tabletop Day

We had a great time at Titan Games demoing games and playing some new ones!

 

Upcoming Events

May Game Night – Monday, May 15th

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, The Banishing!

In The Banishing, players collect cards from the Void to form melds to cast unique spells and effects in an effort to complete the ritual of Banishing, which will hurl the undead back through the Void. Players must work together to create those melds, as well as to protect and heal each other from attacks by the undead in order to succeed.

 

Weekly Rollup: Apr 23rd – Apr 29th

Azzip Pizza Fundraising Event

We will be having a fundraising event on Tuesday, May 2nd with Azzip Pizza! On that day 20% of your bill will go to supporting CUDO Plays, so please stop on by and grabe a slice. Don’t forget to invite your friends, family and coworkers too! You can print of your fliers from here, and remember to bring them in on the day.

 

Upcoming Events

CUDO Plays @ Tabletop Day – Saturday, April 29th

Titan Games @ 1-5pm
On International Tabletop Day we will have games of Season 4 demoing at Titan Games! Come join us and play some awesome locally designed games!

 

May Game Night – Monday, May 15th

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, Blockers!

This game may look like perennial classic Blokus, but you’ll have to think in totally different ways in order to win. The Blockers! board consists of 81 squares.  The columns are numbered, the rows are lettered, and each larger 3 by 3 section has a symbol associated with it. Players must place their colored tiles in the appropriate place (your 3 tile must go somewhere in the 3 column, your star tile must go in the star region etc.). Players get points for each “island” of their color, and for capturing opponents’ tiles. The twist though is that the player with the fewest points wins. Still, sounds simple enough right? Well it is, until the board starts getting crowded. By the end of a game, you’ll be forced to make some tough choices, and this cheerful tile-placement game reveals itself to be quite cutthroat.

– Tom Ackerman

Weekly Rollup: Apr 16th – Apr 22nd

Design a Game Event

We had a great time with all the kids at the Champaign Public Library! It is never too early to learn about board game design!

 

CUDO Plays Academy + Illinois MakerLab

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 (Fusion 360).

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

 

Upcoming Events

CUDO Plays @ Tabletop Day – Saturday, April 29th

Titan Games
On International Tabletop Day we will have games of Season 4 demoing at Titan Games! Come join us and play some awesome locally designed games!

 

May Game Night – Monday, May 15th

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’d like to recommend, Burke’s Gambit!

In Burke’s Gambit, players take on specific roles of Captain, Marine, Comms Officer and more as they take turns and roll a die. The possibilities of the die include damaging another player, healing themselves, looking at a crew affiliation card, or even scanning a player’s diagnostic card. But if you roll an engine power up, you hasten the ship’s arrival to Earth. When Burke’s Gambit reaches Earth, a vote must be held to eject someone from the airlock (assuming anyone’s left)!