Winners of Season 4!

For anyone who couldn’t make it to the awards ceremony at the Grand Exhibition on Sunday, here is the full list of winners and runners up for each of the eight categories for CUDO Plays Season 4: MARKETABILITY: End Days: Atlantis Runners up: Pollinator Paradise...

Just Some Useful Icons From The Noun Project

As many teams are now trying to finalize the iconography in their games, it seems like a good time to once again talk about The Noun Project. TheNounProject.com is a website that offers thousands of black and white icons for almost every noun you can think of. These...

Two Board Game Design Podcasts You Should Listen To

With many folks still travelling for the holidays, I’d like to take this time to point people toward a couple great game design podcasts. You might not be able to play your prototype game while in the car or on a plane, but you can sure listen to these podcasts!...

Games We Are Thankful For

In honor of Thanksgiving, I asked the CUDO Plays Committee what games they are most thankful for. These aren’t necessarily their favorite games mind you, just games they’re appreciative of. Here are some of the best responses, and yes, this is a week late because last...

Shopping for Ideas at The I.D.E.A. Store

When you’re designing a board game, sometimes the theme comes first, sometimes the mechanics come first and you add a theme around them. Every so often though it’s the components that come first. You’ll find some part or bit that you just have to incorporate into your...

6 Unique Games You Can Play With Just a Deck of Cards

Just as reading lots of books is vital to become a good writer, playing a ton of games will make you a better game designer. You don’t need $3,000 collection of board games to explore interesting mechanics and get those creative juices flowing though. Here are six...