Weekly Rollup Sept 7th – Sept 14th

No events this past week, but we’ve got a ton real soon!

 

Upcoming Events

Season 7 Symposium – Saturday, September 14th

Turner Hall, Room W121 @ 2:00pm – 4:30pm

An afternoon dedicated to the discussion of various aspects of game design and the tabletop game industry. There will be expert speakers, a question and answer session with a panel, as well as a networking event to allow everyone to get to know each other better. Facebook event 

 

Beer & Board Games – Saturday, September 14th

Cafeteria & Company, Urbana @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Join us for games right after the Symposium! CUDO Plays has joined forces with Cafeteria & Company to help them run their bi-monthly game nights. Come out to Cafe & Co. every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month to chill with some games, snacks, and beer/wine/coffee. Don’t miss the fun!  Facebook Event 

 

CUDO Plays September Game Night: Oddballs – Monday, September 16th

Hyatt Place Champaign @ 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Take a break from your busy schedule and get to know your fellow game enthusiasts. CUDO Plays Game Night is open to everyone! The featured theme for this month is weird games. Bring your games with unique mechanics or themes, your innovative new trend-setters or old rarities. A great time to get design ideas for the new Season of CUDO Plays!  Facebook event

 

Board Game Bootcamp – Sunday, September 29th

Champaign Public Library @ 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Not sure you could ever design your own game? This event is for you! Come on down for an afternoon of fast-paced game design and prototyping. See what you can come up with! You’ll be put into groups and randomly given mechanics and a theme to incorporate into your game. We’ll provide all the dice, cards, boards, bits and other materials you could possibly need for your prototype. Bootcamp is an amazing experience for all involved. If you can only attend one CUDO Plays event this season, try to make it this one!

 

CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Sprawlopolis.

In this game 1-4 players work cooperatively to build a new city from the ground up. Using only 18 cards and a variable scoring system, the game is never the same twice. Each turn, players will play 1 card from their hand to the growing city, trying to score as many points as possible. Players will have to communicate and plan without revealing their own cards in order to most efficiently develop large areas in each of the 4 zone types. Watch out though, the city hates paying for road maintenance so each road will cost you points in the end. When all cards have been placed, the game ends and players see if they have met dynamically generated minimum score for their game. Can you meet the demands of the officials, work with your fellow planners and build the ultimate urban wonder?

Weekly Rollup Aug 31st – Sept 7th

Season 7 Kickoffs

Lots of new faces, and of course grizzled CUDO Plays veterans at our Kickoff events this week. As usual, everyone is excited to make their own awesome games!

 

Upcoming Events

Season 7 Symposium – Saturday, September 14th

Turner Hall, Room W121 @ 2:00pm – 4:30pm

An afternoon dedicated to the discussion of various aspects of game design and the tabletop game industry. There will be expert speakers, a question and answer session with a panel, as well as a networking event to allow everyone to get to know each other better. Facebook event 

 

Beer & Board Games – Saturday, September 14th

Cafeteria & Company, Urbana @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Join us for games right after the Symposium! CUDO Plays has joined forces with Cafeteria & Company to help them run their bi-monthly game nights. Come out to Cafe & Co. every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month to chill with some games, snacks, and beer/wine/coffee. Don’t miss the fun!  Facebook Event 

 

CUDO Plays September Game Night: Oddballs – Monday, September 16th

Hyatt Place Champaign @ 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Take a break from your busy schedule and get to know your fellow game enthusiasts. CUDO Plays Game Night is open to everyone! The featured theme for this month is weird games. Bring your games with unique mechanics or themes, your innovative new trend-setters or old rarities. A great time to get design ideas for the new Season of CUDO Plays!  Facebook event

 

Board Game Bootcamp – Sunday, September 29th

Champaign Public Library @ 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Not sure you could ever design your own game? This event is for you! Come on down for an afternoon of fast-paced game design and prototyping. See what you can come up with! You’ll be put into groups and randomly given mechanics and a theme to incorporate into your game. We’ll provide all the dice, cards, boards, bits and other materials you could possibly need for your prototype. Bootcamp is an amazing experience for all involved. If you can only attend one CUDO Plays event this season, try to make it this one!

 

CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Crossing.

In this game, you have to collect gemstones, but players make their choices simultaneously and not everybody will get what they want when desires clash — and even if you are lucky during the initial confrontation, you aren’t safe from the greediness of other players. Through bluffing and cunning, you want to collect more gemstones than your opponents. To do this, you place a set of cards side by side on the table, with each card featuring a varying number of gems. When signaled, each player simultaneously places a finger on one of the cards. You collect the stones only if you are alone on the card!

Weekly Rollup Aug 24th – Aug 31st

Quad Day

We met so many cool people at University of Illinois Quad Day. Hope to see you at Kickoff!

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

Season 7 Community Kickoff – Tuesday, September 3rd

Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavilion Rooms A & B @ 6:30pm 

 

Season 7 Student Kickoff – Thursday, September 5th

Lincoln Hall Room 1002 @ 7:00pm

Join us at either of the CUDO Plays Season 7 Kickoffs! Learn all about the competition, and how you can become involved as a competitor, playtester or sponsor. We’ll be answering all your burning questions and getting you PUMPED for Season 7 of CUDO Plays.

 

CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Cosmic Factory.

Weekly Rollup Aug 17th – Aug 24th

CUDO Plays August Game Night: New to the Table

People brought games they’ve never played before and it was great!

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

CUDO Plays @ Quad Day – Sunday, August 25th

University of Illinois Main Quad, Urbana @ Noon – 4:00pm

As in past years, CUDO Plays will have a booth at the University of Illinois Quad Day. Come see us this Sunday on University of Illinois Main Quad and get some free CUDO Plays swag! Facebook Event

 

Season 7 Community Kickoff – Tuesday, September 3rd

Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavilion Rooms A & B @ 6:30pm 

 

Season 7 Student Kickoff – Thursday, September 5th

Lincoln Hall Room 1002 @ 7:00pm

Join us at either of the CUDO Plays Season 7 Kickoffs! Learn all about the competition, and how you can become involved as a competitor, playtester or sponsor. We’ll be answering all your burning questions and getting you PUMPED for Season 7 of CUDO Plays.

 

 

 

CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Abyss.

Weekly Rollup Aug 10th – Aug 17th

Beer and Board Games

Always a good time at our Beer & Board Games event at Cafe & Co. in downtown Urbana. Join us ever other Saturday evening!

 

 

Upcoming Events

CUDO Plays August Game Night: New to the Table – Monday, Aug 19th

Hyatt Place Champaign @ 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Take a break from your busy schedule and get to know your fellow game enthusiasts! CUDO Plays Game Night is open to everyone! This month’s theme is games you own, but haven’t managed to play yet. They might be brand new, or maybe they’ve been sitting on your shelf in the shrink wrap for years. Either way, now’s your chance to play them with some friends! Facebook event

 

CUDO Plays @ Quad Day – Sunday, August 25th

University of Illinois Main Quad, Urbana @ Noon – 4:00pm

As in past years, CUDO Plays will have a booth at the University of Illinois Quad Day. Come see us this Sunday on University of Illinois Main Quad and get some free CUDO Plays swag! Facebook Event

 

Season 7 Community Kickoff – Tuesday, September 3rd

Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavilion Rooms A & B @ 6:30pm 

 

Season 7 Student Kickoff – Thursday, September 5th

Lincoln Hall Room 1002 @ 7:00pm

Join us at either of the CUDO Plays Season 7 Kickoffs! Learn all about the competition, and how you can become involved as a competitor, playtester or sponsor. We’ll be answering all your burning questions and getting you PUMPED for Season 7 of CUDO Plays.

 

 

 

CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Planet.

In this game, each player receives a planet core without anything on it. Each turn, players choose a tile with mountain/ice/forest/desert on it and place it on the planet. Then the player who fulfills the most conditions for the appearance of certain animals gains its card. At the end of the game, the player with the most animals on their planet wins! You can see this game in action in the picture at the top of this post taken at our bi-weekly game night!