CUDO Plays in the News

March 3, 2017

The Game Crafter is once again sponsoring CUDO Plays’ Grand Exhibition and this year the event will take place on Sunday, March 12th.

Read the full blog post at Game Crafter>



uiucOctober 28, 2016

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.

Read the full article at iSchool >


lcA8wchcSeptember 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!

Read the full blurb at Heartland Makerfest >


d306e74e5502a43f3dc8e35d2003bf1a_400x400November 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.

Read the full article at Smile Politely >


WCIA-3-Logo-StraightOctober 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.

Watch the full segment at WCIA >


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The folks associated with “CUDO Plays!”, are actually putting ideas into concrete games for all of us to play.

Listen to the full interview at Show and Tell CI >



News-Gazette-300x300March 2, 2014

CUDO exhibit brings board gamers together. A closer look at the games at the Grand Exhibition of CUDO Plays Season 1.

Read the full article at News Gazette >

Press Releases

Season 5 Playtest Convention

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!
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Season 3 Grand Exhibition

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…

Season 3 Playtest Convention

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!

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