Weekly Rollup Jul 7th – Jun 14th

No events to recap this week.

Upcoming Events

CUDO Plays July Game Night: Island Games – Monday, July 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 game/theme for July is games on or involving islands. Facebook event

 

CUBED Open Playtest – Sunday, July 22ndth

Gopher Mafia Games @ 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Open playtest for all game designers. Bring your game to be playtested or just show up to playtest other people’s games! Facebook event

 

CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Can’t Stop.

Can't Stop box art

The classic, and some say best, press-your-luck dice game. Roll four dice and combine them into pairs to move your cones alone the track. The rarest combinations, 2 and 12, have short tracks, but are high risk. Complete three tracks to win the game. A great family game which also has an excellent app version!

Weekly Rollup Jun 24th – Jun 30th

No events to recap this week.

Upcoming Events

Bellz Tournament at Dr. G’s – Saturday, June 30th

Dr. G’s Brainworks, Marketplace Mall @ 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Bellz

CUDO Plays and Dr. G’s Brainworks are teaming up to run a Bellz tournament! Haven’t heard of Bellz? Well it’s a very fun little dexterity game where you pick up tiny metal bells using a magnet. It’s a great portable game for the whole family, and all of the CUDO Plays Committee members are now big fans. So come on out to Dr. G’s on June 30th, and play some Bellz. Tournament winners get a Dr. G’s gift card!  Facebook event

 

CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Exit: The Game – The Secret Lab.

Box of The Secret Lab

In this game, players must use their team spirit, creativity, and powers of deduction to crack codes, solve puzzles, collect objects, and earn their freedom bit by bit. This is part of a whole series of escape room games. They’re one-time-use escape rooms in a box! A very fun time for groups that like solving puzzles.

Weekly Rollup Jun 16th – Jun 23rd

CUDO Plays June Game Night: Food Games

Great turnout for June Game Night! Everyone agreed it was way too hot outside, much better to stay in and play. Many food games were played as well as some non-food games.


 

 

Upcoming Events

Bellz Tournament at Dr. G’s – Saturday, June 30th

Dr. G’s Brainworks, Marketplace Mall @ 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Bellz

CUDO Plays and Dr. G’s Brainworks are teaming up to run a Bellz tournament! Haven’t heard of Bellz? Well it’s a very fun little dexterity game where you pick up tiny metal bells using a magnet. It’s a great portable game for the whole family, and all of the CUDO Plays Committee members are now big fans. So come on out to Dr. G’s on June 30th, and play some Bellz. Tournament winners get a Dr. G’s gift card!  Facebook event

 

CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Spirit Island.

Spirit Island box

Spirit Island is a complex and thematic cooperative game about defending your island home from colonizing Invaders. Players are different spirits of the land, each with its own unique elemental powers. Every turn, players simultaneously choose which of their power cards to play, paying energy to do so. Using combinations of power cards that match a spirit’s elemental affinities can grant free bonus effects. Faster powers take effect immediately, before the Invaders spread and ravage, but other magics are slower, requiring forethought and planning to use effectively. A very deep and challenging coop game!

Weekly Rollup Jun 9th – Jun 16th

Origins Game Fair!

No CUDO Plays events this week, but the Origins Game Fair is happening June 13th-17th in Columbus, OH! A number of CUDO Plays competitors and friends are there right now. Hope everyone is having a blast!

 

 

Upcoming Events

CUDO Plays June Game Night: Food Games – Monday, June 18th

Hyatt Place Champaign @ 6:30pm – 9:00pm

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 game/theme for June is games about food, so bring your appetite for competition!
Facebook event

CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Near and Far.

Near and Far box

In this game, you and up to three friends explore many different maps in a search for the Last Ruin, recruiting adventurers, hunting for treasure, and competing to be the most storied traveler. You must collect food and equipment at town for long journeys to mysterious locales, making sure not to forget enough weapons to fight off bandits, living statues, and rusty robots! Sometimes in your travels you’ll run into something unique and one of your friends will read what happens to you from a book of stories, giving you a choice of how to react, creating a new and memorable tale each time you play. Near and Far is a sequel to Above and Below and includes a book of encounters. This time players read over ten game sessions to reach the end of the story. Each chapter is played on a completely new map with unique art and adventures.

Weekly Rollup Jun 2nd – Jun 9th

CUBED Monthly Meeting with special guest Derek Funkhouser

Derek Funkhouser of Board Game Spotlight and Druid City Games was the guest of honor at this month’s CUBED meeting. Derek is a great guy and he had lots to say about building a board game community.

pic from CUBED meeting

 

Upcoming Events

CUDO Plays June Game Night: Food Games – Monday, June 18th

Hyatt Place Champaign @ 6:30pm – 9:00pm

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 game/theme for June is games about food, so bring your appetite for competition!
Facebook event
 

CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Rising Sun.

CUDO Plays Committee playing Rising Sun

This is a game about honor, negotiation, and warfare in a feudal Japan where the ancient gods (kami) have returned to rebuild the empire. Tackle negotiations, alliances, and war. Capture hostages and commit seppuku. The game features an honor track, which rises and falls based on your actions. This game was a wild success on Kickstarter and the whole CUDO Plays Committee has had a great time playing it the past few weeks. Highly recommended.