Season 7 Kickoffs

Lots of new faces, and of course grizzled CUDO Plays veterans at our Kickoff events this week. As usual, everyone is excited to make their own awesome games!


Upcoming Events

Season 7 Symposium – Saturday, September 14th

Turner Hall, Room W121 @ 2:00pm – 4:30pm

An afternoon dedicated to the discussion of various aspects of game design and the tabletop game industry. There will be expert speakers, a question and answer session with a panel, as well as a networking event to allow everyone to get to know each other better. Facebook event 


Beer & Board Games – Saturday, September 14th

Cafeteria & Company, Urbana @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Join us for games right after the Symposium! CUDO Plays has joined forces with Cafeteria & Company to help them run their bi-monthly game nights. Come out to Cafe & Co. every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month to chill with some games, snacks, and beer/wine/coffee. Don’t miss the fun!  Facebook Event 


CUDO Plays September Game Night: Oddballs – Monday, September 16th

Hyatt Place Champaign @ 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Take a break from your busy schedule and get to know your fellow game enthusiasts. CUDO Plays Game Night is open to everyone! The featured theme for this month is weird games. Bring your games with unique mechanics or themes, your innovative new trend-setters or old rarities. A great time to get design ideas for the new Season of CUDO Plays!  Facebook event


Board Game Bootcamp – Sunday, September 29th

Champaign Public Library @ 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Not sure you could ever design your own game? This event is for you! Come on down for an afternoon of fast-paced game design and prototyping. See what you can come up with! You’ll be put into groups and randomly given mechanics and a theme to incorporate into your game. We’ll provide all the dice, cards, boards, bits and other materials you could possibly need for your prototype. Bootcamp is an amazing experience for all involved. If you can only attend one CUDO Plays event this season, try to make it this one!


CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Crossing.

In this game, you have to collect gemstones, but players make their choices simultaneously and not everybody will get what they want when desires clash — and even if you are lucky during the initial confrontation, you aren’t safe from the greediness of other players. Through bluffing and cunning, you want to collect more gemstones than your opponents. To do this, you place a set of cards side by side on the table, with each card featuring a varying number of gems. When signaled, each player simultaneously places a finger on one of the cards. You collect the stones only if you are alone on the card!