Weekly Rollup: Mar 1st – Mar 7th

No events to recap this week, but lots coming up in March!

 

Upcoming Events

Marketing Workshop – Saturday, March 7th

Pixo Cafe @ 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Congratulations! You’ve designed a board game, it’s ready for the Final Exhibition and you can already taste the sweet victory of winning our categories. However, there is more in store for you and your board game! We’re going to walk you through a number of strategies to bring your beautiful creation to the masses. You’ll learn about how to deal with publishers, how to make sure the right people are hearing about your game and what to do if you want to take your game on to the national stage! Local marketing experts will run you through the do’s and don’ts of a successful marketing campaign, in preparation for giving your board game the absolute best chance of commercial success.  Facebook event

 

Beer & Board Games – Saturday, March 14th

Cafeteria & Company, Urbana @ 5:00pm – 8:00pm

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 January Game Night: Lucky Games – Monday, March 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! For St. Patrick’s, our theme is “luck o’ the Irish.” Bring your luck-based games whether they’ve got dice, cards or some other randomizer, bring your games of chance and let’s see who comes out on top.

 

Grand Exhibition – Sunday, March 31st

Broadway Food Hall @ Noon – 7:00pm

The big event! All submitted board games will be showcased for the community to come and play. The award ceremony will also take place during the Grand Exhibition, where exceptional games will be recognized in eight different categories. This is an event to celebrate creativity and imagination in Champaign-Urbana; feel free to bring anyone you’d like, there’ll be games for all ages, tastes, and skill levels.  Facebook event

 

CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends 5-Minute Dungeon.

This is a chaotic, co-­operative, real-­time card game in which players have only five minutes to escape the randomized dungeon. Communication and teamwork are critical to survival because there’s no time to form a carefully considered plan — and no predicting what dangers lie ahead.

Weekly Rollup: Feb 1st – Feb 8th

No events this week, but the teams have sure been busy preparing their games for turn-in!

 

Upcoming Events

Beer & Board Games – Saturday, February 8th

Cafeteria & Company, Urbana @ 5:00pm – 8:00pm

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

Game Turn-In – Saturday/Sunday February 15th and 16th

If you’re a competitor in CUDO Plays, be ready to turn your game in to us on February 15th or 16th. We’ll be waiting for you and your games Saturday, February 15 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at Titan Games and Sunday, February 16 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at Gopher Mafia! (P.S. CUBED is also having at meeting February 16 at 7:00pm at Gopher Mafia, so you can turn in your game and stick around for some playtesting!) After that, your games will be played and assessed by our secret panel of judges. Stay tuned for additional details about game Turn-in.

CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Deadly Doodles.

In this game, 1-4 players simultaneously draw paths through a dangerous dungeon. Draw cards, draw a path through your dungeon, and rack up points! Collect loot and fight monsters…or run away screaming! Can you defeat the dragon for the big score?

Weekly Rollup: Jan 25th – Feb 1st

Beer & Board Games

Particularly busy game night at our Saturday Beer & Board Games at Cafeteria & Company

CUDO Plays @ Winter War

We ran games earlier than usual on the Sunday of Winter War and it worked great! Many teams got good playtests in, and some new people learned about CUDO Plays!

 

 

Upcoming Events

Beer & Board Games – Saturday, February 8th

Cafeteria & Company, Urbana @ 5:00pm – 8:00pm

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

Game Turn-In – Saturday/Sunday February 15th and 16th

If you’re a competitor in CUDO Plays, be ready to turn your game in to us on February 15th or 16th. After that, your games will be played and assessed by our secret panel of judges. Stay tuned for additional details about game Turn-in.

CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Gizmos.

Weekly Rollup: Jan 17th – Jan 25th

Critical Review

Many teams came out over the weekend for Critical Review. All the games are looking great and we can’t wait for turn-in!

January Game Night: Playtesting!

The featured games for January Game Night were the nearly-finished prototypes from this season of CUDO Plays!

 

Upcoming Events

Beer & Board Games – Saturday, January 25th

Cafeteria & Company, Urbana @ 5:00pm – 8:00pm

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 @ Winter War – Sunday, Januray 26th

Hawthorne Suites/Champaign Suites @ 9:00am – 1:00pm

As always, CUDO Plays will have a room for open playtesting at Winter War, the local gaming convention. You don’t need to be a con attendee to join in, but if you’re a Season 7 competitor, this is a great opportunity to get your game in front of some hardcore gamers that you might not see otherwise! Facebook event

 

 

CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends La Isla.

In this clever game, players are explorers on an uncharted island trying to capture pictures of the many animals there that were previously thought extinct! Each turn players are dealt three cards, and must use all of them for 3 different actions. Choose one card to help you build bonuses, another to get resources, and another to move explorers around the map. You must select you cards carefully for each of these actions to get the most points and win.

Weekly Rollup: Jan 11th – Jan 17th

Volition Playtest

Big thanks as usual to our friends at Deep Silver Volition for coming in to work on a Saturday to play some CUDO Plays games!

 

Upcoming Events

 

Critical Review –  January 18th & 19th

18th Champaign Public Library @ 10:00am – 2:30pm

19th Champaign Public Library @ 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Critical Review is a chance for teams to chat with the CUDO Plays committee about what still needs to be done with their game before Turn-In in February. It’s an informal discussion where we will help you set goals for the final weeks of the competition. We want to ensure that every team turns in a game they are proud of! If your team hasn’t signed up for a Critical Review time slot, do so here!

 

CUDO Plays January Game Night: Playtesting – Monday, January 20th

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 games this month are the new games in Season 7 of CUDO Plays. Facebook event

 

CUDO Plays @ Winter War – Sunday, Januray 26th

Hawthorne Suites/Champaign Suites @ 9:00am – 1:00pm

As always, CUDO Plays will have a room for open playtesting at Winter War, the local gaming convention. You don’t need to be a con attendee to join in, but if you’re a Season 7 competitor, this is a great opportunity to get your game in front of some hardcore gamers that you might not see otherwise! Facebook event

 

 

CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Modern Art.

In this classic auction game players try to make money by buying and selling works of modern art. Each sale makes an artist’s work worth more, but be careful not to sell all your best paintings to your opponents. This is a classic game by the master designer Reiner Knizia.