Playful by Design Spring Symposium

Playful by Design’s Spring Symposium has been a big success so far with talks, workshops, showcases, and activities Thursday afternoon and all day Friday! There have been lots of different perspectives on different aspects of games and gaming. 


See more pictures and follow the action by checking out the #PlayfulbyDesign hashtag on Twitter!

The full schedule can be found here.

Upcoming Events

Make-a-thon: Games and Gaming – Saturday, April 7th

CU FabLab @ 10:00am – 6:00pm

The Spring Symposium isn’t quite over though! CUDO Plays is teaming up with Playful by Design and the Fab Lab to host a 7-hour challenge to create a prototype of a game or a game-related accessory. We want you and your friends to come, have fun, learn and make something! Whether you are experienced in making things or just a person looking to get their feet wet, all are welcome!   Facebook Event

CUDO Plays April Game Night: Tortuga 1667 – Monday, April 16th

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! This month’s featured game will be Tortuga 1667, a hidden allegiance game of piracy and bluffing.   Facebook Event


CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Medieval Academy.

In this game, each player takes the role of a squire who wants to outdo the others in the different training categories to score Chivalry Points. To achieve this goal, during the six turns of the game, the players must wisely draft the cards that are the most useful to them and play them at the right time to move their discs up the training tracks. At the end of turn six, the squire who has the most Chivalry Points wins the game and is knighted by King Arthur! Medieval Academy is a quick but cutthroat drafting game. Great for people looking for something a bit more complex than say, Sushi Go.