Locally Designed Game on Kickstarter!

Check out this neat game on Kickstarter created by local designer, Dave Sheppard, a CUDO Plays alum of Season 3!


Upcoming Events

Design a Game with CUDO Plays – Saturday, April 15th

Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavilion Rm A & B @ 3:00pm
Want to design your own board game? CUDO, the Champaign-Urbana Design Organization, will walk you through every step, from coming up with a concept to creating the rules and picking out pieces. At the end of the event, teams will present their games to the group and celebrate their hard work. A selection of game pieces and prototyping materials will be provided. Also, games from past CUDO Plays events will be showcased for inspiration. This is a great chance for a family to make a game together, or a group of friends to share ideas.


CUDO Plays Recommends

This week we’d like to recommend, Santorini!

Santorini is a non-abstract re-imagining of the 2004 edition. Since its original inception over 30 years ago, Santorini has been endlessly developed, enhanced and refined by mathematician and educator, Dr. Gordon Hamilton.

Santorini is a highly accessible pure strategy game that is simple enough for an elementary school classroom. But with enough gameplay depth and content for even hardcore gamers to explore, Santorini is truly a game for everyone. The rules are deceptively simple. Each turn consists of 2 steps:

1. Move – move one of your builders into a neighboring space. You may move your Builder Pawn on the same level, step-up one level, or step down any number of levels.

2. Build – Then construct a building level adjacent to the builder you moved. When building on top of the third level, place a dome instead, removing that space from play.

Winning the game – If either of your builders reaches the third level, you win.