CUBED August Meeting: Gen Con Recap

Members of CUBED gathered to talk about their experiences at this year’s Gen Con. Topics ranged widely from favorite game of the show, to parking advice to a discussion of other worthwhile conventions. Of course, there’s only one Gen Con!


Upcoming Events

Beers & Board Games – Saturday, August 11th

Cafeteria & Company, Urbana @ 7:00pm – 10:00pm

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. Our very first game night will be this Saturday! Facebook Event


CUBED August Open Playtest – Sunday, August 19th

Gopher Mafia Games @ 2:00pm – 4:00pm

CUBED  is the Champaign-Urbana Board Game Design Engineers and Designers, a local tabletop game design group that emphasizes creation, collaboration, and execution of quality board and card games. It is a great place to show new designs and  playtest your game with other designers and get really insightful feedback. Facebook event


CUDO Plays August Game Night: Past Seasons’ Games – Monday, August 20th

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

Get excited for Season 6 of CUDO Plays by playing some games of past seasons! Facebook Event


CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Via Nebula.

In this game by acclaimed designer Martin Wallace, players are all competing to help explore a valley shrouded in mist, and eventually build a thriving town there. Forge new paths in order to gain access to the various resources and bring them back to your building sites. You can use your opponents’ paths, but the can use yours as well, so be very careful that your moves do not help another more than they help yourself. Use specific combinations of resources to construct buildings which also give you a special one-time ability. Once a player has built all five of their buildings, the game is over and points are tallied. Players get points for their buildings, but also how much they’ve explored. Any extra resources you have are worth negative points though, so try to be as efficient as possible! Via Nebula is a thoughtful light Euro game for the whole family.