CUDO Plays in the News
The Game Crafter is once again sponsoring CUDO Plays’ Grand Exhibition and this year the event will take place on Sunday, March 12th.
Expanding upon their mission of introducing new people into the board gaming community, the CUDO Plays committee recently started CUDO Plays Academy to teach board game design to elementary school students.
September 11, 2016
CUDO Plays is an Illinois-local board game design competition hosted by the Champaign-Urbana Design Organization. They bring together gamers, makers, and designers to bring their game ideas to reality!
November 10, 2015
Last Saturday the Champaign-Urbana Design org (CUDO) Plays, also known as CUDO Plays held a playtesting event at Lincoln Square. There was a great turn out with about 20 different games being played.
October 8, 2015
Game makers have been working on their games for about two weeks, but they’re still in the first stages of development. It was their first time showing the games to the community.
September 4, 2015
The folks associated with “CUDO Plays!”, are actually putting ideas into concrete games for all of us to play.
March 2, 2014
CUDO exhibit brings board gamers together. A closer look at the games at the Grand Exhibition of CUDO Plays Season 1.
CUDO Plays, your local Board Game Design Competition, is excited to announce that it’s holding its fifth annual Grand Exhibition on Sunday, March 11th from 1-8pm at the brand new Broadway Food Hall in Urbana!
CUDO Plays brings together local gamers, designers, and makers to build unique, homemade board games. Twenty-two teams submitted original board games this season and the Grand Exhibition will give them an opportunity to show them off to the public and commemorate their efforts. Each game will be playable by attendees. At the end of the evening, teams will be awarded prizes for excellence in the following categories: Accessibility, Marketability, Replay Value, Craft, Visual Design, Enrichment, Innovation, and Theme.
This is a free, family-friendly event, and anyone with an interest in board gaming or design is invited to stop by and experience the wonderful local creations. There will be a diverse range of games, everything from building contraptions to win a Queen’s favor to jamming out in a band! With a delightful mix of eclectic genres and skill levels, there’s something for everybody.
A breakdown of the Grand Exhibition:
1pm – 5pm: Gaming
5pm – 7:00pm: Dinner, featuring the restaurants and bar of Broadway Food Hall!
7:00pm: Awards Ceremony
CUDO Plays is sponsored mainly by local businesses, with prizes provided by Gopher Mafia Games, Live Action Games, Titan Games, Dr. G’s Brainworks, Volition, the Indie Game Alliance, Print and Play Games, and The Game Crafter.
For more information about CUDO Plays, please visit cudoplays.com
CUDO Plays, your local board game design competition, will be holding its fifth annual Playtest Convention on Saturday, November 4th from 1-5:30 pm at the Lincoln Square Mall!
CUDO Plays brings together local gamers, designers, and makers to build unique, high-quality board games over the course of six months, and has just begun their fifth season. Help shape these games in their early stages by testing them at the convention!
CUDO Plays, your local Board Game Design Competition, will be holding its Grand Exhibition on Sunday, March 20th from 1-8pm at the Urbana Civic Center!
CUDO Plays brings together local gamers, designers, and makers to build unique, high-quality board games. Ten teams submitted original board games, and the Grand Exhibition will give them an opportunity to show them off to the public and commemorate their efforts. read more…
The event will be at Lincoln Square Mall, November 7th, from 1-6pm, in front of Dr. G’s Brainworks. Experience first hand the creativity and ingenuity of the designs for this year’s competition. Refreshments will be available, so grab a soda, a sandwich, a chair, and enjoy an afternoon of games!